Thanks to the remarkable talents of Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls and John Ferro Sims, my husband and I (both now in our mid seventies but disgustingly fit) have, after years of long haul adventures, finally fallen madly in love with the South of France. We have just returned from our third trip and are still avid for more... I have never enjoyed a travel guide so much!
We just wanted to write and thank you for your marvelous series of travel books on France and Italy. Unlike most tourist guides, you capture the character of each place, and look behind the promotional veneer. The enormous work you must done to research these fascinating place is much appreciated.
A quick note from a Francophile New Zealander currently moving about in the Southwest of France. With the great help of your guide we have spent the past three months living in the PresbytÃ¨re attached to the tiny church of St Anne de BelvÃ¨s. Our dialing adventures have usually included searching your guide for interesting notes and background on the places we have chosen to visit.
I was in search of a good guidebook to see me through three days in Paris on pleasure... My search in the bookshops led to the predictably formulaic Frommer's and Fodor's, or the overpriced pretty books which seemed to belong on the coffee table than in the hand of the serious visitor, until I happened upon your Cadogan guide... I snatched it up with great delight, and how useful it was is best judged by the book's worn look after three days of use!... I first discovered the importance of a discriminating guidebook when I spent several summers in the early 1980s, wandering the nook and crannies of Rome, Georgina Mason's Companion Guide in hand, and a smile of satisfaction on my face. Your book made me recall that pleasure in Paris.
First of all I must say how much I enjoyed your guide to the South of France, It was one of the most informative and helpful guides I have yet used.
Re: The Cadogan Guide to the Dordogne, Lot, and Bordeaux: What a delight and what a help! Just returned from two weeks based mostly in Sarlat and Toulouse and used the guide extensively. Better than the Michelin, for sure.
I couldn't believe my good fortune to come across your guide to Southwest France. My husband and I traveled there last May and fell in love with the countryside, people, ambience, etc. Lately I've been anxious to get more detailed information which your book provides... The whole region is extraordinary. How lucky for you to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
I have just read your guidebook 'Gascony and the Pyrenees'. As a regular and fairly frequent traveller to the region, over many years, I find it outstanding, packed full of valuable advise & on many subjects.
Re: Gascony and the Pyrenees: Having spent my last five summer holidays covered by your guide I can say it is by far the best available. I already possess the 'competition' but nothing gets near to the excellent balance which has been achieved in this volume. It is comprehensive, well-organized and easy to use, containing all the information which a visitor would need to get the most wither from a tour or a longer stay in a location. The style is lively and accessible and unlike so many travel books opinions are rightly critical of certain places... if proof were need of the inspirational nature of the guide, I have just made bookings with Brittany Ferries for this summer's expedition to Gascony.
Relaxes on the beaches and tiny, hidden bays, and wanders through the chestnut forests of the Castagniccia – rides the Chemins de fer de la Corse: the marvellous mountain train between Ajaccio and Bastia – takes you through breath-taking mountain scenery to the town of Corte and along the river in the Restonica valley – offers an in-depth look at... read more
Follow in the footsteps of Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Grace Kelly to the place where the rich dally with the famous and the sunbathers drip gold. Cadogan's bestselling guide uncorks the fizz of the French Riviera, the captivating coastline whose light inspires artists and whose villages harbor aromatic perfumeries and world-renowned chefs.Hand-picked and welcoming places to stay and... read more
|Dordogne, Lot & Bordeaux
This lush, rural corner of France where four great rivers meet offers good food, good wine and good living. Cadogan’s foray into the home of gastronomic indulgence now sails into its fifth edition. Authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls lived in the Lot for ten years, and the guide bursts with their intimate knowledge of the region. They explore the world’s most celebrated vineyards... read more
|Dordogne & the Lot
If you're heading to the Dordogne, Footprint's full colour travel guide to this beautiful region is an must have. Packed with information to help you plan your visit and insights to ensure you get the most out of your stay. This guide also includes a Popout map, making it the perfect accompaniment for exploring this part of southwest... read more
A comprehensive and inspiring guide to the world's most popular tourist destination. Taking visitors from the glitz and glamour of St.Tropez to the elegant, imposing châteaux of the Loire, this guide covers all the known attractions and reveals a few hidden ones too.... read more
|Gascony, the Pyrenees & Toulouse
Cadogan’s stunning guide to Gascony and the Pyrenees takes you deep into a fascinating region that is home to both Gascons and Basques. This is a place for lazy touring and with Cadogan as your guide, you’ll be able to meander through the beautiful scenery and find the perfect village restaurant where madame will cook you up a hearty plate of game or duck that Parisians would... read more
|Languedoc: Carcassone to Montpellier
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The 'Other' South of France, Languedoc-Roussillon is a delicious dose of Mediterranean conviviality and landscapes, of olives, vines and cypress trees, sleepy wine villages and buzzing cities such as Montpellier and Nîmes. Extending from the river Rhône to Spain, the region encompasses some of France’s most iconic sights: the Pont du Gard, the walled... read more
|Languedoc - Roussillon
This title features: dynamic two-colour layout for easy navigation; brand new colour section that gives a photographic overview of the region, together with special features of the region, tailored itineraries and lists of the best things to do; full-colour touring maps of the whole region; extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour; and,... read more
A comprehensive, entertaining, and absorbing guide to Paris--the most romantic of cities. Whether travelers are looking for a cozy break for two, a shopping trip to the haute couture of the Place Vendôme, or a taste of the huge wealth of artistic heritage that graces the city, Cadogan provides all the information they need. A stylish full-color introduction opens the guide, illustrating the... read more
Sun-flooded landscapes and glittering night skies, silvery olive groves, Roman ruins and luminous paintings, Cadogan's bestselling guide takes you beyond the trinket shops and traffic jams to find the simple cuisine and outstanding wines, vibrant cities and perched villages that are the true Provence.Hand-picked and peaceful places to stay and eat, easy-to-use maps, clear layout and... read more
|South of France
The South of France is a legendary holiday region: the classic luxury destination where everyone longs to be. In this fully updated and revised edition, Cadogan weaves through the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse and Renoir, covering a swathe of the country from the Alps to the Pyrenees. Authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, who have lived in France for many years, get... read more