Touring in France becomes tranquillamente when you take along The Essential Driving Guide for France as your traveling companion. Within these pages you will find everything you need to know, quickly and easily — the rules of the road and autostrada etiquette, the best routes to follow and those trouble spots to avoid, tips on visiting the country’s most enchanting sights and time-tested itineraries for putting together the optimum French experience.
This new 2nd Edition includes details for over 225 B&Bs, guest houses and small hotels, throughout the French countryside!
From the vast and historic beaches of Normandy to the blue waters of the Côte d’Azur, the natural beauty of France is best experienced by car. The quality of the overall road network is indeed impressive. Directional and informational signs are excellent, and the service areas along the autoroute are the best in Europe. There is simply no substitute for the freedom of the open road for exploring the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux, the lavender fields of Provence, or the grandeur of the French Alps. France offers endless possibilities for unique travel adventures for you to discover — by car.
DAY 3 FULL DAY NORMANDY INVASION BEACHES ()
Michelin Regional Map # 513 (Normandie)
Get an early start today to have enough time to visit the many points of historical importance you must see here. Begin by driving down to Arromanches and following signs for the war museum, located on the beach, which will provide the all the essentials for an understanding of the momentous events that took place along these beaches on June 6, 1944.
SIDE TRIP TO CONQUES
About 8 km / 5 mi past Decazeville, watch for the left turnoff to Conques () (pop. 300). This tiny medieval village boasts a beautiful hilly setting and one of the oldest Romanesque churches () on the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella in Spain.
We took this ebook on our travels through Burgundy and Normandy last summer and it was very useful. We used it to book a couple of our accommodations and it was helpful in planning our stops and touring strategies.
My wife and I used this for our recent trip to France. We found the book very helpful and informative. Having it as an ebook was great, since we could easily search and bookmark sights we wanted to look out for. Good for finding out-of-the-way places to visit.
A great resource for finding a nice little B&B or small hotel off the beaten track. The road advice was pretty good and the little tips on parking, alternate routes, etc. were very welcome. Recommended without reservation!