The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Poitou-Charentes and the Atlantic Coast is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful southwestern region of France. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from scaling the magnificent Dune du Pyla – the largest sand dune in Europe – and visiting the mind-blowing film theme park, Futuroscope, to enjoying a night out in buzzing Bordeaux and exploring the history of cartoons in pretty Angoulême. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Poitou-Charentes and the Atlantic Coast also covers Poitiers, Parthenay, Niort, the Marais Poitevin, Les Sables-d’Olonne, the Île de Noirmoutier, La Rochelle, the Île de Ré, Rochefort, the Île d’Oléron, Royan, Saintes, Cognac, the Bordeaux wine region and the Côte d’Argent. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to France, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and festivals.
Also published as part of the Rough Guide to France.
The Rough Guides Snapshot France: Poitou-Charentes and the Atlantic Coast is equivalent to 84 printed pages.
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The sheer physical diversity of France would be hard to exhaust in a lifetime of visits. Places to visit in France range from the fretted coasts of Brittany and the limestone hills of Provence to the canyons of the Pyrenees and the half-moon bays of Corsica, and from the lushly wooded valleys of the Dordogne and the gentle meadows of the Loire valley to the glaciated peaks of the Alps.Learn Morechevron_right