Fodor's Essential France

Fodor's Essential France

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Essential France (including Paris, Ile-de-France, the Loire Valley, Normandy, Lyon and the Alps, and Provence and the French Riviera, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Essential France: The Ile-de-France region is the nation’s heartland. Here Louis XIV built vainglorious Versailles, Chartres brings the faithful to their knees, and Monet’s Giverny enchants all. To the south, the Loire Valley offers Chenonceau, Chambord, and Saumur--the parade of royal and near-royal chateaus that magnificently capture France’s golden age of monarchy. Northwest Normandy is sculpted with cliff-lined coasts and has been home to saints and sculptors, with a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel’s majestic abbey, Rouen’s towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Local chefs rival their Parisian counterparts in treasure-filled Lyon, heart of a diverse region where you can ski Mont Blanc or take a heady trip along the Beaujolais Wine Road. Don’t miss Provence, famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aiz and Marseilles. This region was dazzlingly abstracted into geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. The sprawl of pebble beaches and zillion-dollar houses of the French Riviera has always captivated sun lovers and socialites from amorous St-Tropez and beauteous Antibes to sophisticated Nice. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Fodor's Essential France

Fodor's Essential France

Whether you want to climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris, sip wine in Burgundy, or indulge in French cuisine in Lyon, the local Fodor’s travel experts in France are here to help! Fodor’s Essential France guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do • PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on France’s Best Museums, France’s Best Small Towns, and France’s Best Cathedrals and Churches. • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! • UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, and more GET PLANNING • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time • SPECIAL FEATURES on The Louvre and Versailles • COVERS: Paris, Versailles, Normandy, Burgundy, Lyon, the French Alps, Provence, the French Riviera, Nice, Marseilles, Monaco, Corsica, Bordeaux, and more. GET GOING • MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to navigate confidently • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS that provide rich context on the politics, art, architecture, cuisine, geography, and more • LOCAL WRITERS who will help you find the under-the-radar gems • FRENCH LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases Planning on spending more time in France? Check out Fodor’s Paris and Fodor’s Provence and the French Riviera. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! IMPORTANT NOTE: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images and the pull out map included in the physical edition.

Fodor's Essential France

Fodor's Essential France


Fodor's Essential Spain 2019

Fodor's Essential Spain 2019

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Spain 2019 is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Madrid, Barcelona, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Spain travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Europe. Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing architecture, exciting soccer league, and more. In stunning full-color, Fodor's Essential Spain 2019 puts the best the country has to offer at your fingertips. Fodor’s Essential Spain 2019 includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Updated every year, this edition of Fodor's Essential Spain offers fully updated coverage of cities, neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, beaches, and more. Fodor’s writers have scoured the country to showcase the best new hotels and restaurants at different price points and categories. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Spain to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. Stunning, full-color illustrated features illuminate Spain's highlights: Gaudi's architecture, Spanish tapas, flamenco, the Alhambra, Basque culture, El Camino de Santiago, the Museo del Prado, and Spain’s historic hotels. Food spotlights will introduce you to must-try dishes in each region and beach spotlights help you choose the best beaches. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Our recommendations for Top Museums, Architecture, Beaches, and Hiking, along with FAQs make planning simple. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car, bus, and train. A convenient Travel Times by Train map helps you plan trips within Spain. •COVERS: Madrid, Barcelona, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia, Bilbao, La Rioja wine country, the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Seville, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Cordoba, Toledo, the Pyrenees, Ibiza, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting other destinations in Europe? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy and Fodor's Essential France.

Fodor's Essential Spain 2020

Fodor's Essential Spain 2020

Whether you want to experience the Alhambra, explore Madrid’s incredible museums, eat delicious tapas, drink Spanish wine, or enjoy Flamenco performances, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Spain are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Spain 2020 guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do • PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on Best Beaches in Spain, Best Museums in Spain, Best Festivals in Spain, and more • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! • UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, museums, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more GET PLANNING • MULTIPLE ITINERARARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time • SPECIAL FEATURES on “The Alhambra’s Architecture,” “El Camino de Santiago,” “El Prado: Madrid’s Brush with Greatness,” “Flamenco: the heartbeat of Spain,” and Eating and Drinking Well in all regions of Spain • COVERS: Madrid, Barcelona, the Alhambra, El Prado, La Sagrada Familia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia, Bilbao, La Rioja wine country, the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Seville, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Cordoba, Toledo, the Pyrenees, Ibiza, the Canaries, and more • NEW COVERAGE of the Canary Islands, including charming white villages, luxurious island resorts, unspoiled beaches, and unique landscapes GET GOING • MORE THAN 50 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to navigate confidently • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, dance, and more • LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems • SPANISH LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases Planning on visiting France or Portugal? Check out Fodor’s Essential France, Fodor's Essential Portugal, and Fodor’s Inside Lisbon. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

Fodor's Essential Germany

Fodor's Essential Germany

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Germany is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Munich, Berlin, the Bavarian Alps and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Germany travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Europe. From the vibrant nightlife and art scene of Berlin to the more traditional region of Bavaria and its capital, Munich, Germany offers beautiful scenery, a thriving cultural scene, and hearty food and drink. Whether you are interested in a scenic drive through quaint half-timber towns, a scenic cruise down a castle-studded river, wine tasting in the country's top cellars, or a visit to a state-of-the-art automobile factory, there's something to see in Europe's biggest country. Fodor's Essential Germany makes it easy to create a perfect trip from start to finish. Fodor’s Essential Germany includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated information on new openings and developments, including restaurants, hotels, and outdoor activities, for all of Germany's top destinations and undiscovered gems, from Cologne and Nuremburg to the Black Forest and the Romantic Road. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Germany to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of Germany, from Oktoberfest to King Ludwig's fairy-tale castles. Other features help you understand what to eat and drink and how to trace your Germany roots. •HELPFUL ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Includes tools such as a country-level Need to Know planning section, a map with travel times by train, and recommended scenic drives and bike rides. Each chapter also has a helpful planning section with a color orientation map. •COVERS: Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, the Romantic Road, the Black Forest, Cologne, the Rhineland, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Looking for guides to other European countries? Check out Fodor’s Essential France and Fodor's Essential Switzerland.

Fodor's Essential Europe

The Best of 25 Exceptional Countries

Fodor's Essential Europe

Whether you want to eat your way across France, see the Renaissance art of Italy, or take in Oktoberfest in Germany, the local Fodor's travel experts in Europe are here to help! Fodor's Essential Europe is part of the award-winning Fodor's Essential series recognized by Booklist as the "Best Travel Guide in 2019." This guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor's Essential Europe includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 100 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS for the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, and more PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on "Top Landmarks" "Best Art Museums," and "Most Picturesque Towns and Villages" TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems COVERS: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Planning on visiting more of Europe? Check out Fodor's Essential France, Fodor's Essential Italy, and Fodor's Essential Spain. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

Fodor's Paris 2020

Fodor's Paris 2020

Ready to experience Paris? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Paris 2020 travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Paris, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to walk to the top of the Eiffel Tower, explore the Louvre, or stroll down the Champs-Élysées, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Paris includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Paris. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on the Louvre and Versailles. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 25 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic French phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, Musée d’Orsay, Sacré-Coeur, Versailles, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of France? Check out Fodor’s Fodor’s Essential France and Fodor’s Provence & the French Riviera.

Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera

Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, geography and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems FRENCH LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases COVERS: Arles, the Camargue, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, St-Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Antibes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Monaco, and more Planning on visiting the rest of France? Check out Fodor’s Essential France and Fodor’s Paris. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.