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The Loire Cycle Route

Author : Mike Wells
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The 1052km Loire cycle route starts at the source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVelo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire a Velo, France's most popular cycle trail. Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks. Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping. Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included. The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant chateaux, fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards. It passes through historic cities like Orleans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France's fourth largest city Nantes.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Loire Valley

Author : DK Travel
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this tranquil and picturesque region. Visit the magnificent Château de Chambord, take a wine and cheese tour around Sancerre, enjoy the lively atmosphere of medieval Tours or be amazed at the giant mechanical creatures at Les Machines de l'Ile in Nantes: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of the Loire Valley with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Loire Valley: - Over 20 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of the Loire Valley, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations detail famous sights such as the impressive Cathédrale de Notre-Dame in Chartres, the extraordinary Abbaye de Fontevraud in Anjou, the beautiful Château de Chenonceau and more - Colour photographs of the region's bustling cities, picturesque towns and pretty rural villages, elegant châteaux and their landscaped gardens, lush vineyards and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Anjou; Touraine; Blésois and Orléanais; Berry; North of the Loire; Loire-Atlantique and the Vendée; and more - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: beautiful châteaux, historic churches and abbeys, famous writers and artists, winemaking and vineyards, pleasant river, traditional festivals including unique son et lumière, local cuisine and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information.

The Loire Rough Guides Snapshot France

Author : Rough Guides
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The Rough Guides Snapshot France: the Loire is the ultimate travel guide to this rural region of France. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from visiting châteaux, cycling along dedicated Loire à Vélo trails and admiring beautiful stained glass in Bourges Cathedral to exploring dark troglodyte caves near Saumur and watching racing cars speed round the tracks at Le Mans. 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: the Loire also covers Orléans, the Cher and Indre, Blois, Tours, Chinon, Angers and Nantes. 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: the Loire is equivalent to 98 printed pages.

Loire Valley A World Heritage Site

Author : Jérôme Sabatier
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Travel guide updated in February 2019. The Loire Valley is the largest site ever registered in France as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The site crosses a multitude of historic towns and villages, rich with architectural heritage and ancient history. It reveals religious buildings and castles, each more sumptuous than the last, cultivated land and wild landscapes exploding with biodiversity. This ensemble, which witnessed thousands of years of interactions between man and nature, is a cultural landscape of exception. The Loire River is at the heart of this landscape. Indeed, without it, none of this would exist. The largest river in France, and the wildest, it is nicknamed "the Royal River." The Loire Valley was chosen as a royal residence in the 15th and 16th century. Several days are needed to explore the natural and cultural heritage of these landscapes. Take the time to soak up the history, culture and landscapes, and your stay in the Loire Valley will be unforgettable ... Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay in Loire Valley in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections: the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Informations, prices and opening hours shown are for 2019. But most importantly, this “Loire Valley, a World Heritage Site” travel guide also offers a suggested itinerary for visiting each site and monument. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery. The area and city maps included on all pages show all the sites and monuments discussed. Let us guide you...

France s World Heritage Sites

Author : Jérôme Sabatier
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Travel guide updated in May 2019.

Visit France differently! Thanks to "France's World Heritage Sites" travel guide, discover the most beautiful French cities, monuments and landscapes classified as World Heritage sites by UNESCO : Paris, Mont Saint Michel, the Palace of Versailles, Lyon, the medieval city of Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Strasbourg...

Find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay in France in order to discover these exceptional sites of indisputable universal value : suggested itinerary for visiting, the history of each site and monument, touristic information, tips, the museums, an events calendar, practical information on transport, and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Informations, prices and opening hours shown are for 2019.

But most importantly, this “France's World Heritage Sites” travel guide also offers a suggested itinerary for visiting each site and monument. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery.

Enjoy reading and especially, … bon voyage !

Lonely Planet France

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet’s France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a café crème at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix and explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims – all with your trusted travel companion.

Sustainable Tourism VIII

Author : S. Syngellakis
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This volume includes papers from the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. Today tourism is becoming accessible to a growing number of people and is an important component of development, not only in economic terms but also for knowledge and human welfare. This collection of research aims to find ways to protect the natural and cultural landscape through the development of new solutions which minimise the adverse effects of tourism. The phenomenon has many more advantages than disadvantages. New forms of economic development and increasing wealth of human societies depend on tourism. Our knowledge of the world now includes a strong component due to tourism. Human welfare has physiological and psychological elements, which tourism promotes, both because of the enjoyment of knowing new territories and increasing contacts with near or far away societies and cultures. The tourism industry has nevertheless given rise to some serious problems, including social costs and ecological impacts. Many ancient local cultures have practically lost their identity. Their societies have oriented their economy only to this industry. Both the natural and cultural – rural or urban – landscapes have also paid a high price for certain forms of tourism. These problems will persist if economic benefit is the only target, leading to economic gains that eventually become ruinous. It is also a grave error to disregard the fact that visitors nowadays are increasingly demanding in cultural and environmental terms. The ‘Global Change’ is a set of natural environmental changes that are strongly affected by technological and social developments. Natural changes are inherent in the Earth’s ecosystem (the ‘ecosphere’). Also, technological and social changes are inherent to mankind (the ‘noosphere’), and are now becoming widespread. Cities are growing rapidly and industry requires increasingly larger areas. Many traditional rural areas are being abandoned. Tourism should also play an important role in this context. Thus, interestingly, many historic agricultural districts have maintained, or even recovered, their local population numbers through intelligent strategies of tourism focused on nature and rural culture. Natural landscapes and biodiversity are becoming increasingly appreciated. The tourism industry must be able to respond to these aspirations.

Stumps and Cranks

Author : Sonia Sanghani
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Many amputees want to know how it feels to be able to cycle, and some even want to be professional amputee cyclists. The disability market offers many options for amputee cycling. This book shows you how to get started and take those exciting first steps on your way to a higher level of mobility and independence. The contributions in this collection are written by some of the best-known amputee cyclists in the world, including Margaret Biggs, Rajesh Durbal, Mark Inglis, and Keira Roche. Their achievements are nothing short of remarkable—whether cycling around a velodrome at the Paralympics or around the world raising funds for charity. This guide offers great advice from experts and ordinary cyclists alike for arm, leg, combination, and all matters of amputee cycling. The book includes tips not only on the vast arrangement of two wheelers, but also tricycles, recumbents, handbikes, tandems, unicycles, electric bikes, and more specialized cycling forms designed for the disability market. The book offers practical tips and stories, imagery, photographs, and much more to help you or a loved one firmly connect with cycling as an activity that can be done despite a disability.

The Rough Guide to France Travel Guide eBook

Author : Rough Guides
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Now in its fourteenth edition, The Rough Guide to France is brimming with carefully curated information and inspiration to help you squeeze every last drop out of your Gallic gallivanting. Whether it's making like a movie star in Cannes, following in Jeanne d'Arc's footsteps in medieval Rouen, cycling the Loire châteaux, brushing up on Impressionism or hitting Corsica's rugged GR20 hiking trail, Rough Guides' expert insights and gorgeous photos give you everything you need to embark on your Francophile dream. And with France being the world's gastronomic capital, we've got the lowdown on all the foodie fun, from Parisian neo-bistros and Lyon bouchons to champagne-quaffing in Épernay and Périgord's hearty country cooking. Full-colour maps throughout - at regional and city level - ensure you won't lose your way, however dazzled you are by France's riches. There are also suggested itineraries to help with planning, plus in-depth sections of illuminating historical context and cultural background. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to France.

France on Two Wheels

Author : Adam Ruck
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Both a practical companion and a story of exploration and rediscovery, France on Two Wheels offers detailed descriptions of useful routes, stop-off points and watering-holes, along with detours into subjects as varied as wine, windmills, Wodehouse, and beer. It is vivid proof that the only way to experience the French countryside is on a bike. Adding insight to anecdote, this book is packed with practical tips: on rail travel with a bicycle, mending a puncture in French, and the best stopovers along the route - small hotels, B&Bs and chateaux, every one "a cultural treasure worth celebrating".