Sun flowers, crusty baguettes, delicious wineâ¦ it couldnât be anywhere but France. Extending from the Mediterranean to the English Channel and the Rhine to the Atlantic, the Republique francaise is the largest country in Western Europe. Its capital, Paris, is the main cultural and commercial centre.
Famously revered for the quality of its food and wine, Franceâs gastronomic heritage is gained from the variety of produce grown across its diversity of terrain. France is a popular tourist destination and to get the most from a visit a guidebook is essential. The Rough Guide to France covers each area separately offering advice on travel, accommodation, food and drink, shopping and not-to-be-missed events.
The country is vast and geographically diverse and the full-colour Rough Guide contains striking images that illustrate each regionâs identity, culture and food, along with maps of the terrain. A history of the country and tips on how and when to travel offer the first-time visitor and the intrepid explorer alike an essential insight into one of Europeâs most popular tourist destinations.