Backroads France, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756671663
  • ISBN-13: 9780756671662
  • DDC: 914.404
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Back Roads of France opens with a brief portrait of the country and then moves on to provide all the practical information required to plan a driving vacation: how to get there, bringing your own vehicle and options for renting, and detailed driving advice. The main section divides into numbered drives, following a logical progression around the country. Each drive features highlights and itinerary spreads for an overview and planning, followed by extensive descriptions of each sight and activity with clear driving instructions between. A language section at the back of the guide lists essential words and phrases, with a particular emphasis on road signs and driving-related vocabulary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About this Book.
1: Introducing France.
2: Getting to France.
3: Practical Information.
4: Driving in France.
5: Where to Stay.
6: Where to Eat.
7: The Drives.
8: Drive 1: Alsace Wine Route: Obernai to Eguisheim.
9: Drive 2: The Land of Three Frontiers: Côtes de Toul to Dabo.
10: Drive 3: The Champagne Route: Reims to the Montagne de Reims.
11: Drive 4: Discovering the North: Calais to Baie de la Somme.
12: Drive 5: Forests and Gardens: Giverny to Varengeville-sur-Mer.
13: Drive 6: The Essence of Normandy: Honfleur to Falaise.
14: Drive 7: Normandy’s Wild West: Bayeux to Mont-St-Michel.
15: Drive 8: Côtes d’Armor: Land of the Sea: Saint-Malo to Trébeurden.
16: Drive 9: Rugged Coastline and Deep Valleys: Sizun to Aiguilles de Port Coton.
17: Drive 10: Valley of the Kings: Chartres to Blois.
18: Drive 11: Slopes of Gold: Beaune to Nolay.
19: Drive 12: The Heart of France: Cluny to Romanèche-Thorins.
20: Drive 13: Valleys and Mountains: Villard-de-Lans to Clelles-en-Trièves.
21: Drive 14: Volcanoes of the Auvergne: Clermont-Ferrand to Salers.
22: Drive 15: The Dordogne: Source to Sea: Puy de Sancy to Bourg-sur-Gironde.
23: Drive 16: Lazy Rivers and Unspoilt Villages: Albi to Rocamadour.
24: Drive 17: Wine and Water: Bordeaux to Rochefort.
25: Drive 18: The Pyrenees: End to End: Collioure to St-Jean-de-Luz.
26: Drive 19: The Cathar Trail: Carcassonne to Montségur.
27: Drive 20: Two Thousand Years of Bridges: Pont du Gard to La Couvertoirade.
28: Drive 21: Gardens and Glamour: Menton to Nice.
29: Drive 22: The Riviera Artists’ Trail: Nice to Mougins.
30: Drive 23: Vineyards of Provence: Saint-Tropez to Cassis.
31: Drive 24: Ancient Ports and Deserted Beaches: Erbalunga to Calvi.
General Index.
Phrase Book.
Driver’s Phrase Book.