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Expertly constructed, and designed to ensure you can quickly access info while on the go, the Essential Guides are must-have tools – whether you’re heading to France for the ultimate car-themed break, or driving in Europe for a business trip or pleasure.

Author Julian Parish has combined his extensive first-hand knowledge from many years of living and driving in Europe, with up-to-the-minute research from in-country sources, and feedback from travellers to create these unique travel guides. And with two guides and three editions to choose from, there's a format to suit everyone and any device.

France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

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Enjoying a special journey across the channel with friends or a club?
Looking to include automotive-themed locations in your family holiday?
This guide shows you how to combine them with a gourmet meal, wine tasting at a château – or just relaxing on the beach! Full of practical, clear, easy-to-find information, this is the ideal companion when planning a trip, or as an on-the-road reference book.

The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

Worried about driving in Europe? Wherever you're headed, this guide gives you the facts you need for a safe and enjoyable trip.
This easy-to-use guide helps you to prepare for your European trip, and check the information you require on the road. With unrivalled coverage, it provides the key facts you need to drive in 50 countries across Europe – as well as general advice to help you deal with the unexpected, no matter where you are!
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A great reaction from the Press

Both guides are generating lots of positive reactions.

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France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

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If you own a copy of France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts or The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe, be it a Paperback, eBook, or App, and you've used it on your travels, then we want to hear from you! A day trip… a tour… visiting a special event… a rally… a business trip … whatever the destination, let us know.

Where did you go?
How did you plan your trip?
What did you find most helpful?

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Tell us all about yourself and your trip, and, of course, your experiences with the guides, and you might even find your experience here, on… we can use your experience to make the guides even better… there may even be a little merci for your efforts.

Grab your guide, get your camera and notebook ready, and bon voyage!
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