Book Description: The long-standing Michelin Travel Guides are an ideal travel companion for travelers who really want to connect with the world. Get to know the local way of life through detailed background information on the country, people, and culture. Quickly identify the best places to visit using Michelin's star rating system. The best sites are highlighted on the sites map or you can follow a pre-planned driving tour. With the Michelin Travel Guide to France, take a stroll in Caen's convivial Vaugeueux district, feel the 20 mile wall envelop you inside the palace at Chambord, wander the halls as past French popes did at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, people-watch as you sip a Bordeaux on the Champs-Elysees. One Team: A Devotion to Quality There is just one reason our team is dedicated to producing quality travel publications you, our reader. We want you to get the maximum benefit from your trip and from your money. In today s multiple-choice world of travel, the options are many, perhaps overwhelming. In our guidebooks, we try to minimize the guesswork involved with travel. We scout out the attractions, prioritize them with star ratings, and describe what you ll discover when you visit them. To help you orient yourself, we provide colorful and detailed, but easy-to-follow maps. Floor plans of some of the major museums help you plan your tour. Throughout the guides, we offer practical information, touring tips and suggestions for finding the best views of the city, a good place for a break or where to make that special purchase. Lodging and dining are always a big part of travel, so we compile a selection of hotels and restaurants that we think convey the feel of the city, and organize them by geographic area and price. We also highlight shopping, recreational and entertainment venues, especially the hot spots. If you re short on time, two- and four-day itineraries are included so you can hit the highlights and quickly absorb the best of the destination. For those of you who love to experience a destination on foot, we add walking tours, complete with a map. And we list other companies who offer boat, bus or guided walking tours of the city, some with culinary, historical or other themes. In short, we test and retest, check and recheck to make sure that our guidebooks are truly just that: a personalized guide to help you make the most of your visit. After all, we want you to enjoy traveling as much as we do.