Lured off the Beaten Track

This is my review of Back Roads France (DK Eyewitness Travel Back Roads) by Rosemary Bailey,Fay Franklin,Nick Inman,Nick Rider,Tristan Rutherford,Tamara Thiessen,Kathryn Tomasetti.

Since the informative and beautifully presented DK Eyewitness guides tend to focus on the main tourist attractions, I was pleased to come across this book which encourages you to visit the spots favoured by those with local knowledge, which are often more picturesque or intriguing than the overcrowded and overhyped destinations on the "standard" itineraries.

I was drawn to this book by what looked like Grignan featured on the front cover, the picturesque town just off the Autoroute de Soleil from Lyons to Marseilles (which this book helps you to avoid!) with a fascinating weekly market, and hill-top castle with terraces overlooking lavender fields.

Of course, this guide will only serve to erode some of the special quality of as yet unspoilt places!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars

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