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Best for the practical details, if not inspirational for what to do that might interest you.
on February 23, 2013
I bought two other guide books to find things that are inspiring and interesting in Provence - Frommer's "Provence & the "Riviera" being a good one. Those books are better than Rick Steve's for giving you an idea about what you might want to do. But RIck Steve's is the best book once you know what you want to do - because he tells you how to do it and whom to contact. He makes getting around without a tour group do-able and much less painful. So get another book for the "poetry" of the trip and Rick Steve's for managing the details.