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Community Level 1fifitr


Best French Regional Guides Around

AdvantagesThe most entertaining guides to touring France I've found

DisadvantagesSome volumes need factual updating

"The great advantage the Cadogan guides to France have over the many competitors in the area is that they have a personality. Largely written by the same people (Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls), their sense of humour and wonder shines through in the lively writing and choice of some less usual places to highlight. The guides are aimed at a relatively affluent, mature audience (unlike the Lonely Planet/Rough Guides), but will also appeal to anyone ..." Read review

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Community Level 2lilypauls


Indispensable companion

AdvantagesQuality of the writing


"As one of the most underrated publishers, I feel that their books deserve a good review. .. Cadogan books focus mainly on travel guides though there are lesser known chess books as well. Based in London, they have been providing quality guides for over 20 years by a dedicated team who will not compromise on quality of the writing despite the recent trends for snappy, quick and vague reviews in other guide books. National newspapers love them, ..." Read review

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Community Level 1david1234


Cadogan Guide to the South of France

AdvantagesGeographic scope

DisadvantagesPretentious and irrelevant

"I was personally very disappointed by this guide. I was looking for a book that covered both the Cote d'Azur and the area around Montpelier. On the face of it this guide fitted the bill perfectly, but unfortunately in most respects other than its geographic scope I found it to be entirely inadequate, patronising, stuck-up and uninformative. Why people who obviously dislike most of the area, especially the touristy bits, should write a book like this ..." Read review

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