Frommer's EasyGuide to Provence and the French Riviera

Frommer's EasyGuide to Provence and the French Riviera

by Tristan Rutherford, Kathryn Tomasetti


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Simply to name the highlights is to stir travel excitement: Nice and Cannes, St. Tropez and Monaco, Arles and Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the Cote d'Azur and the South of France. The many sunny, playful or historic cities and renowned resort areas are all we'll-covered in this new Easy Guide. It is freshly-researched and up-to-date, and joyfully-written by Frommer's top corps of journalist-experts on all things French. You'll enjoy their obvious love of the destination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628871142
Publisher: FrommerMedia
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Easy Guides
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tristan Rutherford has been a freelance writer for over a decade. His lucky first assignment took him to Nice and he's been based there ever since. He has visited over sixty countries and written about twenty of them for the Independent and the Sunday New York Times Travel Magazine. Tristan also lectures on travel journalism at London's Central Saint Martins. He lives in Nice, France.

Kathryn Tomasetti , US-born and Italian-raised, writes travel and food features for a variety of publications including The Guardian and The Times. Her library of holiday photos-snapped from as far afield as China, Albania and Chile-have been published by National Geographic and Time Out. Kathryn's favorite places in Provence are the pavement cafes of Avignon and the art-filled city of Arles. She resides in Nice, France.

Table of Contents

1 The Best of Provence & the French Riviera 1

2 Provence & the Riviera in Context 7

3 Suggested Itineraries 23

4 Avignon 37

Avignon 37

Day Trips from Avignon 50

5 Arles & Around 55

St-Rémy-de-Provence 55

Les Baux 59

Aries 63

Day Trip from Aries 68

The Camargue 69

6 Aix-En-Provence & the Luberon 77

Aw-en Provence 77

The Luberon 86

Gordes 92

Roussillon 94

7 Haute Provence 97

Along the Train des Pignes 97

Pare Natural Régional du Vordon 101

Exploring Pare Naturel Régional du Verdor 105

Day Trip from Pare Naturel Régional du verdon 107

8 Marseille & Around 108

Marseille 108

Cassis 122

Iles d'Hyères 124

9 St-Tropez & Around 127

St-Tropez 127

Day Trips from St-Tropez 133

St-Raphaël 135

Day Trips from St-Raphaël 139

Esterel Natural Park 141

10 Cannes & Around 143

Cannes 143

Day Trips from Cannes 151

Mougins 153

Grasse 155

11 Antibes & Juan-Les-Pins 158

Juan-les-Pins 158

Antibes 162

Day Trips from Antibes 165

Cap d'Antibes 166

St-Paul-de-Vence 169

Vence 172

Cagnes-sur-Mer 175

12 Nice 178

Nice 178

Rivera Ski Resorts 194

Northern Corsica 198

13 Monaco & the Corniche Coast 202

Villefranche-sur-Mer 202

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 204

Beaulieu-sur-Mer 208

Eze & la Turbie 209

Roquebrune & Cap-Martin 220

Menton 223

14 Planning Your Trip 228

Getting There 228

Special-interest Trips & Tours 229

Getting Around 230

Useful Terms Si Phrases in French 236

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