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9780762712564

Signpost Guide Brittany and Normandy, 2nd; Your Guide to Great Drives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762712564

  • ISBN10:

    0762712562

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Thomas Cook Publishing

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Summary

People who travel by car have the best opportunities to explore beyond typical tourist destinations, but driving in an unfamiliar region can be a daunting prospect. Signpost Guides provide practical information to guide motorists through unfamiliar routes, signs, traffic laws and parking. Hundreds of attractions are described in detail, together with recommendations for shopping, dining, and accommodation.

Author Biography

Christopher and Melanie Rice have traveled throughout Europe. They have written numerous travel guides and articles, including books on Russia, the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Berlin, the Algarve, Brittany, and Normandy.

Table of Contents

About Signpost Guides 8(2)
Brittany and Normandy at a glance 10(2)
Introduction 12(2)
Travel facts 14(10)
Driver's guide 24(6)
Getting to Brittany and Normandy 30(2)
Setting the scene 32(8)
Touring itineraries 40(2)
The Lighthouse and Beacon Trail
42(12)
Exploring Brittany's westernmost coast
Parish closes
54(14)
Magnificent sculptures on the theme of the Passion
The Crozon Peninsula
68(10)
Seaside villages and first-rate beaches
The Aulne Valley and the Monts d'Arree
78(8)
Fish-filled rivers and primeval forests
The Cote de Cornouaille
86(10)
Where Breton customs and traditions are well preserved
Quimper
96(4)
Breton culture and riverside manor houses
The artists of Pont-Aven
100(8)
Landscapes that inspired Gauguin and his friends
The Cote de Granit Rose
108(17)
Fine beaches along the Pink Granite Coast
The Lac de Guerledan
125(9)
Watermills, springs, chapels and spectacular gorges
Vannes
134(8)
Lively maritime city with half-timbered houses
The Gulf of Morbihan
142(12)
Sea-lapped islands and mysterious standing stones
The Cote d'Emeraude
154(10)
The 19th-century period charm of the Emerald Coast
St-Malo
164(10)
Fun for everyone in the lively Channel port
The Rance Valley
174(8)
Picturesque Dinan, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in France
The Nantes-Brest Canal
182(10)
Explore by boat, motor-launch or canoe
The Marais Salants
192(10)
Bird-watching and nature rambles among the salt lagoons
Nantes
202(6)
University town of parks and museums
The Breton Marches
208(6)
Medieval chateaux in magical settings
Rennes
214(8)
Prosperous town of classical 18th-century buildings
The Baie du Mont-St-Michel
222(10)
Magical Mont-St-Michel, perched on its granite rock
La Manche
232(10)
Norman architecture and fishing villages
The Normandy Beaches
242(14)
The land of William the Conqueror, and of the D-Day landings
The Cote Fleurie
256(12)
Cider, cheeses and elegant seaside resorts
The Seine Valley
268(8)
Norman abbeys and Monet's celebrated garden
Rouen
276(6)
Timber-framed houses in Joan of Arc's city
Language 282(1)
Index 283(4)
Feedback form 287

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