eBook Eyewitness Travel Family Guide: France, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756693217
  • ISBN-13: 9780756693213
  • DDC: 914.404
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation in France--from visiting magnificent sights such as the Palais des Papes in Avignon and Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy to exploring the treasures housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris and at Chartres Cathedral in the Loire Valley--and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and cartoons. The major sights are treated as "hub" destinations and are followed by places of interest near the "hub," ideal for planning your day ahead. These spreads offer a pragmatic as well as enjoyable itinerary, giving children a real insight into the destination, but balanced with opportunities to let off steam at a nearby park or playground. All the practical information you need appears alongside the sight, including transportation information, budget tips, age range suitability, and where to eat. Each spread is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for activities that will engage children, from boat trips along the Canal du Midi in Languedoc-Roussillon to astronomy workshops at Le Pic du Midi de Bigorre in the Pyrenees. Meanwhile, the most family-friendly, best-value accommodation options have been chosen with family budgets and needs in mind. Full-color throughout, with detailed maps of the main sightseeing areas for easy navigation and all the practical information you need for a fun, stress-free family vacation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing France.
The Best of France.
2: France through the Year.
3: Getting to France.
4: Getting around France.
5: Practical Information.
6: Where to Stay.
7: Where to Eat.
8: Shopping in France.
9: Entertainment in France.
10: The History of France.
11: Exploring France.
12: Northeast France.
The Best of Northeast France.
13: Alsace and Lorraine.
14: Where to Stay in Alsace and Lorraine.
15: Champagne.
16: Where to Stay in Champagne.
17: Le Nord and Picardy.
18: Where to Stay in Le Nord and Picardy.
19: Paris and Île de France.
The Best of Paris and Île de France.
20: Paris.
21: Notre–Dame and Around.
22: Musée du Louvre and Around.
23: Eiffel Tower and Around.
24: Musée d’Orsay and Around.
25: Sacré–Coeur and Around.
26: Where to Stay in Paris.
27: Île de France.
28: Where to Stay in Île de France.
29: Western France.
The Best of Western France.
30: Normandy.
31: Where to Stay in Normandy.
32: Brittany.
33: Where to Stay in Brittany.
34: The Loire Valley.
35: Where to Stay in the Loire Valley.
36: Central France and the Alps.
The Best of Central France and the Alps.
37: Burgundy and Franche-Comté.
38: Where to Stay in Burgundy and Franche-Comté.
39: The Rhône Valley and French Alps.
40: Where to Stay in the Rhône Valley and French Alps.
41: The Massif Central.
42: Where to Stay in the Massif Central.
43: Southwest France.
The Best of Southwest France.
44: Périgord, Quercy and Gascony.
45: Where to Stay in Périgord, Quercy and Gascony.
46: Poitou and Aquitaine.
47: Where to Stay in Poitou and Aquitaine.
48: The Pyrenees.
49: Where to Stay in the Pyrenees.
50: The South of France.
The Best of the South of France.
51: Languedoc-Roussillon.
52: Where to Stay in Languedoc-Roussillon.
53: Provence and the Côte d’Azur.
54: Where to Stay in Provence and the Côte d’Azur.
55: Corsica.
56: Where to Stay in Corsica.
57: France Maps.
58: France Maps.
59: Paris City Maps.
60: France Maps Index.
61: Paris Maps Index.
Phrase Book.