Provence Guide Books

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Recommended Provence guide books

I particularly like the Eyewitness Guides for their rich pictorial content. With excellent photography, 3-D mapping, and cutaway illustrations, they show you what the other guides can only tell you about.   Three reliable guidebooks are Rick Steves', Fodor's and my favourite, the Cadogan Guide, which tends to be more thoughtful and analytical than the others.
Rick Steves

Cadogan Guide


Walking in Provence Good guidebook for hiking in Provence. There are 42 walks of short and medium length with descriptions of the routes and maps to accompany them.
Michelin Map Provence Roadmap covering Provence, the French Riviera and the Alps.
Walking & Eating in Provence 40 walks through the landscape of Provence, combining natural beauty, historical interest and local cuisine, from multi-day adventures that are linked by train to short half-day excursions.


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