If you're planning a trip to France, one of the best ways to prepare is by reading stories set in the places you'll visit. We can think of no better way. It will add richness to your experience, give you insights into the personalities you'll encounter and provide you with a frame of reference that is crucial for absorbing what you'll see.
That said, we also believe that a great trip does not usually just happen on its own. It is orchestrated and it takes some level of advanced planning and organization. For this reason, we've just added a selection of tour guides to our book collection. These provide travelers with useful reference guides that help to reveal the options and opportunities at your disposal. We selected the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide series because it combines great illustrations with good writing and thoroughness. Even if you're planning on a highly-unscripted adventure, we think you'll find these guides to be very useful references. Bon voyage!