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Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition

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National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand. Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.


From its Roman ruins and medieval hill towns to the glitzy beaches and casinos of Cannes and Monaco, one of southern France's most glorious regions is beautifully presented in National Geographic Traveler: Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition. The guide explores the province's magical landscapes of fragrant lavender, along with its charming villages and cities. It takes readers from van Gogh's old haunt, Arles, to elegant and chic Aix-en-Provence, from the Mediterranean paradises along the French Riviera to the vibrant cities of Avignon, Marseille, and Orange.


  • Softcover
  • 240 pages
  • 140 color photographs, 15 maps
  • 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
  • © 2008

"A thorough, intelligently presented, well-illustrated guide, it will probably give you the basics of what you need more clearly and compactly than any other book"—The Independent (London)


"High production quality…detailed information… can be read as much for pleasure as practicality."—Library Journal


"Sensational photos, superb maps, and prose that's authoritative."—San Francisco Chronicle


"Succinctly written text and marvelous photography."—Chicago Tribune


"Rich with photography, maps, and historical context."—Los Angeles Times


"Quality is the watchword."—New York Newsday


"Has it all: depth, breadth, and a wealth of practical information."—Bookpage Magazine


"Brimming with great colour photography and timely facts."—The Toronto Sun


"Handsome and informative."—The Washington Times


"Sure to push some competing titles off book counters."—The Oregonian


"Glossy, interesting, and colorful…for all travel collections."—Library Journal


''Sensational photos, superb maps, and prose that's authoritative.'' —San Francisco Chronicle


''It's like reading and looking at a really in-depth National Geographic essay.'' —Seattle Times


''All the glossy thoroughness you would expect from the brand name, with an impressive list of contributors.'' —The Times (London)


''Some of the handsomest volumes you'll ever find on a shelf of travel books.'' —Toronto Star


''Filled with beautiful photography, and excellent color maps; after all, this is National Geographic, a publisher that's had about a hundred years experience in doing this kind of thing.'' —The Tennessean


National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand.


Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.


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    I bought this book looking for current information on Monaco/Monte Carlo. I was extremely disappointed to find that the coverage of this very important tourist destination was given only four pages of extremely "surface" coverage. Before I buy another Nat Geo "Traveler" book, I will have a look first at a copy at my local Library. Based on my review, if Nat Geo thinks that it is competing with the Guide Michelin, it is grossly misinformed.

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