The location of France in Europe and its tumultuous history have shaped the nation into a land of many regions, each with its own distinctive traditions. This diversity, the wealth of cultural heritage, and the great variety of natural landscapes offer the visitor an array of destinations to meet every desire. THE GREEN GUIDE, the perfect travel companion: a discerning and up-to-date source of information. Practical and comprehensive, it offers suggestions on what to see and what to do, background on history and cultural heritage and a selection of hotels and restaurants. Ideal guides for the independent tourist, THE GREEN GUIDE explores destinations both near and far. Sights are rated - 3 stars "worth a journey", 2 stars "worth a detour" and 1 star "interesting". Map itineraries make planning easy, whether visiting the highlights or venturing off the beaten path. Travel with THE GREEN GUIDE for an exciting and memorable experience.