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.
"There are thousands of French travel guides ... but to the best of our knowledge this is the first that's tailored specifically to car lovers." - Motor Sport
"colourfully illustrated ... just as nice to sit at home and browse through as it is to use on trips, though, beware, it will rouse the wanderlust in you! Even those Francophiles who have seen it all before will surely find bits and pieces of new information, and to have them all in one pocketable book is quite something." - Citroenian
"a great addition to your 2cv travel kit. Or a great book to poreover this winter, whilst planning routes elsewhere. There are certainly a few attractions that might well worth detouring for on the way to the French National at La Rochelle!" - 2CVGB New
"this is an excellent book and every car enthusiast who visits France should buy a copy" - Citroenet
"Holiday[ing] in France has never been so varied, because finally there is [a] guide for [the] car crazy" - Auto Bild Klassik