"I used to have a book called "French Leave" by Richard Binns, which was a self-published, dotty, obsessive, but largely dependable guide to half-hidden France. Richard Binns knows his stuff and it would be great to have a 21st century revision." - Sebastian Faulks, "The Sunday Times". "Ultimate French Leave" is a passionate and in-depth guide to the real France - off the beaten track and truly memorable. Richard Binns uses his many years of experience to take the independent traveller on an intimate tour around forty-four unique or overlooked areas of France, each covered by a detailed map. The sights, sounds and simple pleasures of rural and pastoral regions are here revealed, with hotel and restaurant recommendations to suit all pockets and tastes. Also included is an indispensable glossary of menu terms and notes on the many regional specialities that France has to offer.
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Richard Binns's acclaimed French Leave series began in 1980 and the guides regularly featured in the bestseller lists. Many of his articles on France have appeared in The Sunday Times and other national newspapers and magazines. He is the only English travel writer to have won a France Magazine Travelaureat and in 2002 he was awarded La Medaille d'Or du Tourisme by the French Government. Richard Binns died in December 2006.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091796237