Every day National Geographic experts travel the world, going behind the scenes and into the heart of a country’s culture, history, and people. This incomparable experience can be yours through National Geographic Traveler guides, featuring: • CHARTING YOUR TRIP, a rich overview of France that helps tailor your visit to the time you have and your specific interests. • EXPERIENCES, unique and hands-on, including building a medieval castle, making perfume, shopping the Paris flea markets, and living the château life. • INSIDER TIPS from National Geographic photographers, writers, and explorers, as well as local experts, on favorite hot spots, events, practicalities, and more. • WALKING & DRIVING TOURS, with maps color-coded to site descriptions, including the Latin Quarter in Paris, the Alsace Wine Route, the Loire Valley castles, Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or, the Dordogne Valley, and more. • EXCURSIONS OFF THE BEATEN PATH, including Alpine waterfalls in the Jura, train trips through the Pyrenees, and dining in cave restaurants. • NOT-TO-BE-MISSED LISTS for every chapter, pointing to detailed descriptions of highly recommended sites and activities. • GORGEOUS COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND MAPS that make it easy to select, navigate, and get the most from every site.