Rhone-Alpes (Cadogan Guide Rhone Alps)

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From the spectacular mountain scenery of the Alps to the tranquil beauty of the Rhone Valley, Cadogan's new guide bring the best out of the trip to this stunning part of France. Chapters on the history, art, and architecture of the region provide a compelling framework to the breathtaking countryside. Travel into the Rhone Valley and explore the towns of Beaujolais, Lyon, and Montelimar or discover the best places to ski and snowboard in the special winter sports section. Complete with comprehensive travel and practical chapters, this guide provides readers with all they need to know to make getting there and traveling around as painless as possible, while discerning listings pick out the most charming chalets in which to stay, the best places to indulge in some gourmet cuisine, and the most relaxes spas in which to unwind.

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"We tout these guides a lot, we must confess, but we're suckers for good, humorous writing."--"Book Passage" (US)"Easy on the eyes and in the hands, these guides boast a wealth of information in well-ordered pages; the texts are written with humour and display a definite, enticing personal touch,"--"Booklist" (US)"Cadogan are the pick of the bunch."--"Daily Mail" (UK)

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The Rhone-Alpes, France's most spectacular region, rises dramatically between Burgundy and Provence, embracing stunning ranges from the Ardeche Gorges west of the Rhone to Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc, in the east. The region, named for the Rhone, the dramatic river that runs through it, also boasts the most romantic lakes in France, gorgeous hill villages, stunning gorges and caves, over half a dozen national and regional parks as well as exhilarating sports and calming spa resorts. It offers an inexhaustible supply of castles, museums and vibrant, cultured cities, including Annecy, Grenoble and the capital, Lyon – birthplace of cinema and a World Heritage Site.
Cadogan's authoritative new guide takes you through the amazingly varied territories of the region from eternally snowcapped peaks to a pre-Provencal paradise – along wine, olive, lavender and truffle routes – and advises on the best places to relax and enjoy the food and wine for which this part of France is so rightly famous. For winter sports visitors, there is also a fully comprehensive chapter on the ski resorts in the region.
Inside you will find:
Over 600 hand-picked places to stay and eat, covering a wide range of styles and budgets.
A ski chapter that assesses the region's resorts along with full listings for ski schools.
Comprehensive sports listings - from canoeing to paragliding.
Descriptions of great local wines such as Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone.

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