About the book
Time Out's experts have travelled the length and breadth of France in search of the country's most perfect places, selecting 30 of its most inspiring destinations and showing readers the loveliest hotels, best places to eat and drink, and most compelling sights and landscapes, from remote Corsican beaches to the volcanic landscape of the Auvergne. Also included are the most vibrant cities, from Montpellier to Paris, as well as beautiful small towns, alpine resorts and the most spectacular parts of the French coastline. Generously illustrated with colour photography, and featuring appendices packed with practical information, Time Out France is a showcase for the best of France, and will be both an inspiration for readers and a useful tool for planning a perfect trip.
As you'd expect, Bordeaux is overflowing with top-quality wine and fantastic regional and gourmet food, but it offers much more. The city is packed with beautiful architecture, parks, galleries and museums, as well as a thriving nightlife scene, while the surrounding areas have sandy beaches, medieval villages and breathtaking châteaux.
The dramatic white cliffs of the Côte d'Opale mirror Dover's, discernible across the Channel, but unlike their Kentish rivals, these are backed by sweeping dunes and fringed with golden sandy beaches. Further south, old-school resorts such as Le Touquet, St Valéry and Le Crotoy make great bases for touring the coast, and dipping inland to a region of thick forests, rolling farmland and famous sights, from Agincourt to Crécy.