We have just returned from the area. This book was invaluable in guiding our self-drive tours of the area. It was particularly accurate in its descriptions of Carcassonne, Foix, Mirepoix, St Cyprien, Coullioure and Perpignan. The book was an absolute essential and of the right size to fit into a trouser pocket. The maps of the major towns helped a lot as well though perhaps a little more advice on parking might have been useful. Despite this, definitely recommended as a purchase.