Provence & the French Riviera Guidebook
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We took our GPS with us which was a great help - the book would have been even better if it included the best GPS locations to plug in for desired destinations.
Su in London, UK 09/25/2013
Please tell us the name or (even better) the website of the bus company to which you're referring. For instance, page 142, "take the bus to Cavaillon, then take bus #8... or bus #15," etc. I'd love to look up the bus schedules online, but have no idea to which bus company the referenced buses belong. Thank you.
Janet Sims CO USA 01/09/2013
Page 53 of Nov. 2011 edition: #8 in "Top 10" is a ruined aqueduct near Fontvieille, but Fontvielle is not in the index. Adding (near Arles) would thus be helpful.
Janet Sims CO USA 12/28/2012
Perfect, as is!
Suzanne Thompson in Portland, OR USA 07/13/2012
Remove tourst-trap restaurants like Le Tournesol in Vaison la Romaine. Otherwise, the book is a great reference.
Marie in Pasadena, CA USA 06/21/2012
Some more information of the Van Gogh hospital site at St. Remy would be helpful. It is very poorly signed, and people left thinking it was closed. (I also found myself behind locked psychiatric gates at one point during my wandering!) The Van Gogh site is at the far right side of the property. You go through an arch to the right of the chapel, follow down an outdoor corridor by a cloister area, turn right, and then you'll finally discover a door with a small sign for the Van Gogh site. (The mental hospital area also had a Van Gogh sign, but don't go there, as I learned!) To add to the confusion, inside the chapel there is a sign in French saying something about Van Gogh being closed. I think it actually meant that particular entrance door was closed--but this did cause some people to leave in frustration, which is a real shame after driving all the way to see this. A diagram in the guidebook would be extremely helpful here.
Jean M Southworth in SALEM, OR USA 04/13/2012
Warn travelers about Hotel Le Manoir.
Linda in Boulder, CO USA 09/02/2011
We had a good meal with good service at "Restaurant La Chevalerie" in Malaucene (phone 04 90 65 11 19).
We heard about a restaurant "La Fleur Bleue" in Crestet (phone 04 90 36 23 45). We went by on a night they were supposed to be open and we saw no one. You might check it out?
Robin in Menlo Park, CA USA 06/17/2011
It was remarkably accurate and dependable
Neil Phillips in Cherry Hill, NJ USA 06/06/2011
- Just replace the rather useful, but not easy to read B&W maps with color maps. - Recommend eating and drinking places, but emphasize the fact it is almost impossible not to eat and drink well, no matter where one goes in France. - Other than that, your guides are by far the best ! Better than the DK series, and much better and useful than the Michelin Guides (including the French editions).
Emil Marcus in Aberdeen, NJ USA 05/03/2011
Aix should be considered as another great place to be based for touring Provence, rather than only Arles.
Toby Citrin in Ann Arbor, MI USA 04/03/2011