Author(s): Emma Carey
This is an enticing collection of self-catering places that opens doors to the delights of travel in France. From ancient manor houses with designer interiors set in rolling countryside to studio pieds a terre in Paris. With around 400 places the best of France is here. Choose from chateaux, chalets, dovecotes, beamy farmhouses, cottages and all sorts of restorations and clever conversions, for two or for large groups. Stay near beautiful beaches and rivers for swimming, in woodlands and mountains for walking and cycling, wander round market villages or choose a place in Paris - this edition has many more places in cities for those wanting a cultural excursion.
Find your perfect French hideaway Daily Express
A pioneer in the environmental world, Alastair Sawday has had a remarkably miscellaneous and varied career, which has taken him to the most far-flung corners of the globe: he headed up a VSO programme in Papua New Guinea, ran a disaster relief team for Oxfam in Turkey, and has run a small travel company, conducting walking tours throughout Europe.It was this that inspired him to publish his first travel guide, French Bed & Breakfast, after discovering various 'special' B&Bs and the extraordinary people that run them