Whether you're enjoying a special journey across the channel with friends or a club, or looking to include automotive-themed locations in your family holiday, this guide shows you how to combine them with a gourmet meal, wine tasting at a chteau - or just relaxing on the beach! Full of practical, clear, easy-to-find information, this is the ideal companion when planning a trip or as an on-the-road reference book. Divided into five regions - Paris & the Ile-de-France, Western France, Southern France, Central France & the Alps, and North-East France - each chapter contains a wealth of detailed information for the auto enthusiast. With sections on museums, classic and modern car shows, automobilia, buying car parts, historic and modern motorsport events, and race circuits, each entry is illustrated in full color. This unique guide provides you with all you need to know to enjoy a visit to France with a motoring twist - when to go, how to get there, and where to find out more.
A lifelong motoring enthusiast, Julian Parish has lived in both the UK and France, and has driven more than half a million miles throughout Europe and North America. After a career in book and software publishing, he now spends much of his time writing and translating motoring books and articles, many of them devoted to the pleasures of driving on the Continent. He has been a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists in the UK for nearly thirty years, is a member of AFPA, the association of French motoring journalists, and speaks French and German fluently.