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The low-down on being in France

Advantages: A vast amount of information
Disadvantages: Rather small print

This guide begins with an extensive section, about eighty pages long, to refer to before you travel. It gives details on possible ways of getting to France from Britain, Ireland, North America, Australia and New Zealand. There is information on costs, wh ...

denella 25.10.2006 · Read full review
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If you are going to France, you will need this.

Advantages: This guide is detailed and easy to use. It contains information on everything and everywhere.
Disadvantages: Very few, and they are minor problems - no disasters.

...I spent a year in France working and travelling and this guide became my bible. The information in it is useful, reliable, entertaining and, most importantly of all, it is easy to use. The information on each place is categorised in the same format every ...

topcat81 07.10.2006 · Read full review
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The Rough Guide to France

Advantages: Could not have explored parts of France so successfully without it!
Disadvantages: Cannot fault it!

...This book is amazing, cannot praise it enough! We decided to honeymoon in the Loire Valley. We had no additional information or reference material to work out route plans, where we might like to stop etc. so decided to purchase The Rough Guide to France ...

Tinamoss 29.07.2008 · Read full review
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More inspiration from Lonely Planet

Advantages: Great for ideas, choosing best time of year to travel
Disadvantages: Limited information, some of the dates may be slightly inaccurate

...This travel book from the Lonely Planet team was published about 2 years ago now, and it's a book I've tended to dip into for inspiration intermittently. The format is a week by week guide of travel suggestions throughout the year, a kind of "where to go ...

cathy_m80 23.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of A Year of Adventures (Lonely Planet General Reference) - Andrew Bain

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Anything but rough

Advantages: Very, VERY detailed; excellent tips and advice; good lot of maps; very useful for before travel and during
Disadvantages: None I can see - perhaps may be *too* detailed for some?

...for 6 months in February I thought I'd better get a couple of guidebooks to help - so I got the The Lonely Planet Guide and The Rough Guide to SE Asia. This, however, is a review of the latter - I have also reviewed the LP Guide for ...

nikeair 22.01.2001 · Read full review
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