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Frommer's Provence and the Riviera Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket) Paperback – March 1, 2011


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At last, a travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything—in the smartest, most time-efficient way.

  • The best of Provence & the Riviera in three days, one week, or two weeks

  • Thematic tours for every interest, schedule, and taste

  • Walking tours of the region's best-loved towns

  • Hundreds of evocative color photos

  • Bulleted maps that show you how to get from place to place

  • Hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for all budgets

  • A tear-resistant foldout map—enclosed in a handy plastic wallet you can also use for tickets and souvenirs

About the Author

British born Anna Brooke has spent the last 10 years of her life in France juggling between travel writing (MTV France, Paris Day by Day, Paris Free & Dirt Cheap, Paris & Disneyland with Your Kids, France Day by Day, Time Out, Sunday Times Travel, Financial Times magazine); acting in cabarets, shorts, ads, and the occasional French feature; and singing electro pop music for her band MONKEY ANNA (www.myspace.com/musicmonkeyanna). She is currently writing the first album. Contact Anna at annaebrooke@yahoo.fr.
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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket (Book 147)
  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 2 edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470874821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470874820
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Girl VINE VOICE on July 17, 2008
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This book is absolutely fantastic! It's small and concise while still being detailed enough for a short trip to the French Riviera. It offers several suggestons for how to spend 1, 2 or 3 days, or even a week.

On our transatlantic cruise, we visited Cannes, Nice, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence and Monaco/Monte Carlo... all of which are found in the book. The book is detailed without being too big (or too small) and includes a great fold-out map. Buying a whole book on France or a larger guidebook on the Riviera was more info and bulk than we needed for a short one-day trip around the Riviera. I highly recommend any book in this series. Nice color without being too much fluff.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adam Leary on January 17, 2012
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While we didn't follow the day drives as prescribed in this guide. It certainly did give us ideas about towns in the regions that might be worth a visit - Orange, Carpentras (the truffle market was so great to see), St. Remy to name a few. It definitely has enough ideas to be useful for more than one trip which makes it worth the purchase.

The map insert was useful for us to orient ourselves and the inset maps for towns or larger cities proved invaluable in finding are way around as we strolled around Aix, or Avignon to name a few places. I love this Frommer series and would recommend this one anyone who likes to explore on their own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 1, 2012
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Frommer's Day by Day guide to Provence and the Riviera follows the pattern of other books in this series. As is traditional with this sort of guide, it starts off with a `Must See' section, in this case 20 favourite moments. This book covers a large area - nearly 200 miles of coastline - so helpfully strategies for covering the region are next.

Realistically there is no attempt to suggest an itinerary for covering Provence in a day, and the suggested itineraries are for three days (still somewhat ambitious!), one week and two weeks. There are about 50 pages on special interest tours such as Provence for Art Lovers, for Kids and for Golfers. Then detailed consideration of the ten major towns in the region. These sections highlight the most interesting sites for the tourist to visit and then the traditional recommendations as to eating and accommodation. Finally we have a fairly eclectic section which gives general tourist advice including, amongst other things, getting there, getting around and some basic French words.

Considering the pocket book size of this guide I thought it made a very reasonable attempt to cover what a tourist is going to need in this region. The only thing which is not adequately covered is the mapping since none of the maps at the front, within the text, or the pull out guide at the end was on an adequate scale for the traveller, so most will find they need to buy a bigger map.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Knight on November 8, 2011
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This is a great guide if you have a car and are touring the region. We are only going to be in Nice with no car and there is very little about any single city.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KAP06 on June 24, 2012
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Tons of maps, pictured an useful information. We used this for a cruise and it really enhanced our trip. Also, very small so you can carry it around without looking like a complete tourist!
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