Bang up to date and right on the pulse, the Shortlist brings you 'What's New, What's On, What's Best'. Packed into this pocket volume is a wealth of maps and listings that cover bars, hotels, shops, restaurants and so on.
Arranged by arrondissement, this charming and mouthwatering little book includes details and reviews of the city's finest chocolatiers, tea salons, ice-cream parlours and so on, all supported by sumptious colour photography.
Ines de la Fressange - France's icon of chic - shares her personal tips for style and beauty, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry. Her favourite sources for clothing, beauty and decorating are accompanied by fashion photographs, snapshots and charming drawings. This volume includes a guide to Ines's secret Paris: hotels and restaurants, itineraries for unusual places to visit and a bespoke guide for family fun.
Author Nick Rider proves a knowledgeable and amenable guide to the region. Spots like Saint Malo and Lille make up a total of 30 suggested destinations, with a recommended restaurant for each plus extensive and well-written coverage of local history and culture. Drivers will want to take a separate map.
Opens with excellent chapters introducing local history, art and culture. Thereafter arranged alphabetically by region, with colourful maps supporting sightseeing tips and suggestions on where to eat and stay.
A knowledgeable and well-composed guide to the cultural highlights of the region, supported by reliable practical information and maps. The extended section on The Bayeux Tapestry is excellent, as is the chapter on D-Day.
Author Philippe Barbour is half-Breton and knows his subject intimately. Well-written introductory chapters are followed by thorough regional coverage in which historical and cultural context takes priority over practicality. Maps are few and basic.
A comprensive practical guide with reasonable maps that also gives a good flavour of local history and culture. The author's discerning opinions occasionally border on outright negativity, which some readers may find problematic.
Following well-written introductory chapters on local history and travel tips, the chateaux are arranged alphabetically and covered in good detail, with plenty of suggested excursions and restaurant stops.
Philippe Barbour's considerable volume balances rudimentary travel information with extraordinary coverage of local history and culture, for which there is no better companion. Maps and photographs are lacking however: this is a real reader's guide.
Excellent guide geared towards driving tours, nine of which are proposed. Regions are arranged alphabetically, from just below Nantes in the north to the Basque mountains in the south. Reliable practical advice combines well with good contextual reading. Maps and photographs are numerous and decent.
Opens with good introductory chapters and proposed driving tours. Thereafter arranged alphabetically by region, with colourful maps supporting sightseeing tips and suggestions on where to eat and stay.
After excellent introductory chapters covering local history and highlights, it is arranged alphabetically by region. Everything from hikes to restaurants is hand-picked and rated with the famous star system. Claims to cater for all budgets but in reality is geared up for a comfortable tour. Maps and photographs are of a high standard.