This guidebook to walking in Languedoc and Provence, half of a two-volume set, is intended for motorists who want to tour western Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon by car and enjoy some superb walks en route.
The drives have been described in such detail that there is no need to make constant reference to a map. The hikes selected – all set in areas of great natural beauty and historical interest – are those the authors believe offer the greatest sense of satisfaction for the effort involved.
These are not tough GR routes, but mostly circular treks suitable for moderately fit people.
There are also restaurant recommendations for each tour.
The book is also ideal for those taking city breaks to places like Carcassonne, Perpignan, Nîmes, Marseille, Montpellier with the budget airlines.
Excellent guide… The authors have captured the very essence of the countryside in a manner that is both personal and highly informative. I was impressed with the itineraries for exploring Provence by car… (Craig Bradshaw, Motoring and Leisure)
The first thing we do is check whether or not one of these valuable [Sunflower] guides is available. [We did] several tours from the Western Provence guide. (AH, Amazon)
We are regular users of the Landscape series and this one gives a comprehensive selection of walks, especially between Perpignan and Carcassonne. (LW, Amazon)