Provence & the Côte D'Azur

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Lonely Planet, Jan 1, 2013 - Travel - 319 pages
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Lonely Planet Provence & the Cote d'Azur is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Try your luck in Monaco's swank casino, try local cheese and wine in hilltop villages overlooking lavender fields, or blend in with the celebrities in Cannes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Provence and the Cote d'Azur and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Provence & the Cote d'Azur Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, politics, architecture, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more
  • Over 40 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Outdoor Inspiration, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Avignon, Arles, the Camargue, Hill Towns of the Luberon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Haute-Provence, Southern Alps, St-Tropez, Toulon, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Menton, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Provence & the Cote d'Azur, our most comprehensive guide to Provence and the Cote d'Azur, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's France guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer or Lonely Planet's Discover France, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Emilie Filou, Alexis Averbuck, and John A Vlahides.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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About the author (2013)

Emilie Filou is a freelance journalist specialising in business, the environment and development issues, with a particular interest in Africa.Emilie was born in Paris, France, where she lived until she was 18. She then decided to spend a year in Nepal with charity SPW before going to university. She studied geography at Merton College, Oxford, where she had to endure colouring-in jokes for three years. Her dissertation on health care provision for nomadic people in Niger won her the National Earthscan Prize for best undergraduate dissertation in development studies in the country.Emilie has travelled extensively in French-speaking Africa and Asia-Pacific. She is now based in the UK and makes regular trips to Africa. Her work has appeared in publications such as This Is Africa, The Economist, The Africa Report, The Guardian, The Ecologist and Knowledge@Wharton. She is a Lonely Planet author and works as the Maghreb correspondent of specialist water magazine Global Water Intelligence.

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