Rick Steves' France 2006

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-22
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing

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Rick spends four months each year exploring Europe, and his candid, humorous advice will steer you to the very best sights and museums that France has to offer. You'll beat the lines at the major monuments. You'll find hotels and restaurants that make the most of your vacation budget. You'll discover cozy, villages that take you away from the tourist-beaten path.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Planningp. 3
Resourcesp. 7
Practicalitiesp. 12
Moneyp. 14
Transportationp. 17
Communicatingp. 33
Sleepingp. 37
Eatingp. 45
Traveling as a Temporary Localp. 56
Back Door Travel Philosophyp. 57
Parisp. 58
Normandyp. 178
Rouenp. 181
Honfleurp. 195
Bayeuxp. 206
D-Day Beachesp. 215
Mont St. Michelp. 226
Brittanyp. 240
Dinanp. 241
The Loirep. 254
Amboisep. 259
Chenonceauxp. 272
More Chateaux near Amboisep. 277
Chinonp. 286
More Chateaux near Chinonp. 292
Dordognep. 297
Sarlatp. 302
Along the Dordogne Riverp. 311
Cro-Magnon Cavesp. 319
North of the Dordognep. 328
Southeast Dordogne Regionp. 329
St. Emilion and Bordeaux Wine Countryp. 336
Basque Countryp. 340
St. Jean-de-Luzp. 342
Villages in the French Basque Countryp. 350
Day Trip to Spanish Basque Countryp. 352
Languedocp. 366
Albip. 368
Carcassonnep. 377
Colliourep. 393
Provencep. 403
Arlesp. 407
Avignonp. 425
Pont du Gard, Les Baux, and Orangep. 440
Villages of the Cotes du Rhonep. 449
Hill Towns of Luberonp. 461
The French Rivierap. 475
Nicep. 480
Villefranche-sur-Merp. 504
The Three Corniches: Villefranche to Monacop. 510
Monacop. 514
Antibesp. 522
Inland Rivierap. 531
The French Alpsp. 537
Annecyp. 539
Chamonixp. 547
Burgundyp. 567
Beaunep. 570
Between Beaune and Parisp. 591
Between Burgundy and The Loirep. 600
Between Burgundy and Lyonp. 604
Lyon and the Rhone Valleyp. 611
Lyonp. 612
Alsace and Northern Francep. 630
Colmarp. 632
Route du Vin (The Wine Road)p. 647
Strasbourgp. 657
Verdunp. 664
Reimsp. 670
Appendixp. 677
French History in an Escargot Shellp. 677
Traveler's Tool Kitp. 683
Let's Talk Telephonesp. 683
Public Holidays and Festivals in 2006p. 688
Climatep. 690
Numbers and Stumblersp. 691
Metric Conversionp. 691
French Survival Phrasesp. 693
Making Your Hotel Reservationp. 695
Indexp. 696
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