Cadoganas stunning guide to Gascony and the Pyrenees takes you deep into a fascinating region that is home to both Gascons and Basques. This is a place for lazy touring and with Cadogan as your guide, youall be able to meander through the beautiful scenery and find the perfect village restaurant where madame will cook you up a hearty plate of game or duck that Parisians would die for. Explore Europeas biggest forest, a vast flat carpet of pines planted in the time of Napoleon III, in the Landes or relax in the department of the Gers, which fits all the archetypal images of southwest France with its rich lands, sweet rivers, geese and foie gras and vineyards destined to fine armagnac. If you want some activity to work off all that fine cuisine de terroir, Cadogan will lead you to the best mountain walks, climbs and ski centers or if youad rather just indulge, to the best vineyards and wine-tasting. There are even local recipes included so you can recreate the Gascon flavor long after youave left. Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps.STA Travel, 117 Euston Rd, London NW1 2SX, 1 0870 166 2603, wwwstatravel. co.uk. ... The journey from Paris Gare de Montparnasseon the TGV Atlantique to Bordeaux takes 2hrs 58mins, and continues on to Toulouse in slightly under shrs; branches ... If you plan on making several long train journeys, look into the variety of rail passes; note that France has now pulled out of the Eurodomino scheme.
|Title||:||Cadogan Guides Gascony & the Pyrenees|
|Author||:||Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls|
|Publisher||:||New Holland Publishers - 2007|