The Rough Guide to Provence & the Cote d'Azur

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Practical travel guide to Provence & the Côte d'Azur with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Provence & the Côte d'Azur. The Rough Guide to Provence & the Côte d'Azur also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Provence & the Côte d'Azur, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Provence & the Côte d'Azur covers: Marseille and around; Arles and the Camargue; Avignon and the Vaucluse; Aix-en-Provence, the Durance and the Luberon; the Haut Var and Haute Provence; Toulon and the Southern Var; Cannes and the Western Riviera; Nice and the Eastern Riviera

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Provence & the Côte d'Azur, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Calanques to family activities in child-friendly places, like Arles or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Grand Canyon du Verdon.


Essential pre-departure information including Provence & the Côte d'Azur entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Provence & the Côte d'Azur give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for boat trips, exploring ancient sites, hiking, kayaking or trying local-grown produce.


Rough Guides' rundown of Nice, Cannes, Marseille and Monaco's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Provence & the Côte d'Azur, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Provence & the Côte d'Azur, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Provence & the Côte d'Azur, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Porquerolles and the spectacular La Cadière-d'Azur.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Avignon, Nice and many more locations in Provence & the Côte d'Azur, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789191998
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 1/31/2020
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 7 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Now I only hope we can travel and use this book on the ground!

Reviewed on December 11, 2021
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So for I have used this Rough Guide to plan a really exciting-looking trip through Provence. Now I only hope that regardless of the resurgence of COVID we'll really be able to travel in January. I love how Rough Guides give me not only practical advice, but also include tons of history, background, culture. With all the digital tools, I no longer need a guidebook to pick a restaurant, but having a Rough Guide with me as I drive through Provence will fill me in with the knowledge I want, village by village, and therefore deepen both my understanding and my enjoyment.

Amazon Customer

Attractive book

Reviewed on December 11, 2021
Paperback | Verified

This book looks really good. It’s a present so don’t know if it’s good but it looks promising from the cover!

Amazon Customer

An excellent book. It is comprehensive

Reviewed on July 19, 2017
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An excellent book. It is comprehensive, has lots of maps and is easy to read. I prefer it to the LP guide.

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