Back Roads of France

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See the best of France with these 24 back-road driving tours. This DK Eyewitness Travel guide for France will take you off the main tourist routes and encourage you to explore the less travelled roads. Discover beautiful historic Beaux Villages, experience unique cultural events or just soak up the beauty of France's diverse landscape from sun-soaked lavender fields in Provence to the stunning peaks of the Pyrenees.

Please note: This guide does NOT list motorhome stopovers or Aires. For a guide to French Aires you will need to buy All the Aires France.

The tours are spread across the country and cover areas including the Alsace Wine Route, Normandy's Wild West, the Cote d'Armor, the Dordogne, the Champagne Route, Bordeaux, Pont du Gard, the Provencal coast, the French Riviera, the Cathar Trail and the Pyrenees.

The 16-page introduction includes the practical information you need before travelling to France, from driving advice to where to stay, when you should go and where to eat. At the back is a useful phrase guide, including common driving phrases and an illustrated guide to France's road signs. Also read our blog post about the new French speed limit laws.

On the inside cover is an overview map of France with boxes outlining the regions covered by each tour, with the tour numbers and page numbers given. For easy reference, the inside cover flap has a list of each tour with the starting and end points, the page numbers and the number of days.

    Each of the 24 driving tours includes the following information:
  • Road trip length: 1-7 days, although multiple tours can be linked for longer tours
  • Start and finish locations, distance and road conditions
  • Overview map of the route with numbered stops marked
  • At a glance highlights of the tour and when is best to go, as well as main market days, shopping information and major festivals
  • Descriptions of each stop, with main sights and activities in bold, and brief driving directions between stops
  • A guided walk with duration of walk, numbered stops, description of stops and walking map with route
  • Postcodes provided for navigation

You can plan your motorhome tours of France with ease with the following guide books:

If you would like to learn more about any particular wine region of France, see our Michelin Guide to the Wine Regions of France.

After more Back Roads titles?

Check out Back Roads: Italy & Spain & Germany here.

Need a road atlas?

Please see our selection of maps and road atlases for more detailed mapping of France, including height and weight restrictions and toll (peage) roads and motorways (autoroutes).

 

Key Features

  • 24 driving tours across France
  • Pullout laminated map, scale 1:1 800 000
  • All tours include: journey length, overview map of route with numbered stops, descriptions of all stops and guided walks
  • Postcodes provided for navigation, no GPS coordinates
  • 16-page introduction to France and driving regulations
  • Aires guides or campsite guide and road atlas with height/weight restrictions required for motorhomers

Who Should Buy?

Anyone planning a driving holiday to France. Use the book for guidance to plan anything from day trips to multi-week journeys around France in a car, caravan, campervan or motorhome.

See the best of France with these 24 back-road driving tours. This DK Eyewitness Travel guide for France will take you off the main tourist routes and encourage you to explore the less travelled roads. Discover beautiful historic Beaux Villages, experience unique cultural events or just soak up the beauty of France's diverse landscape from sun-soaked lavender fields in Provence to the stunning peaks of the Pyrenees.

Please note: This guide does NOT list motorhome stopovers or Aires. For a guide to French Aires you will need to buy All the Aires France.

The tours are spread across the country and cover areas including the Alsace Wine Route, Normandy's Wild West, the Cote d'Armor, the Dordogne, the Champagne Route, Bordeaux, Pont du Gard, the Provencal coast, the French Riviera, the Cathar Trail and the Pyrenees.

The 16-page introduction includes the practical information you need before travelling to France, from driving advice to where to stay, when you should go and where to eat. At the back is a useful phrase guide, including common driving phrases and an illustrated guide to France's road signs. Also read our blog post about the new French speed limit laws.

On the inside cover is an overview map of France with boxes outlining the regions covered by each tour, with the tour numbers and page numbers given. For easy reference, the inside cover flap has a list of each tour with the starting and end points, the page numbers and the number of days.

    Each of the 24 driving tours includes the following information:
  • Road trip length: 1-7 days, although multiple tours can be linked for longer tours
  • Start and finish locations, distance and road conditions
  • Overview map of the route with numbered stops marked
  • At a glance highlights of the tour and when is best to go, as well as main market days, shopping information and major festivals
  • Descriptions of each stop, with main sights and activities in bold, and brief driving directions between stops
  • A guided walk with duration of walk, numbered stops, description of stops and walking map with route
  • Postcodes provided for navigation

You can plan your motorhome tours of France with ease with the following guide books:

If you would like to learn more about any particular wine region of France, see our Michelin Guide to the Wine Regions of France.

After more Back Roads titles?

Check out Back Roads: Italy & Spain & Germany here.

Need a road atlas?

Please see our selection of maps and road atlases for more detailed mapping of France, including height and weight restrictions and toll (peage) roads and motorways (autoroutes).

 

  • 24 driving tours across France
  • Pullout laminated map, scale 1:1 800 000
  • All tours include: journey length, overview map of route with numbered stops, descriptions of all stops and guided walks
  • Postcodes provided for navigation, no GPS coordinates
  • 16-page introduction to France and driving regulations
  • Aires guides or campsite guide and road atlas with height/weight restrictions required for motorhomers
Anyone planning a driving holiday to France. Use the book for guidance to plan anything from day trips to multi-week journeys around France in a car, caravan, campervan or motorhome.

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