Michelin’s Green Guide series covering France, with all the regions available either in English editions or in French versions. Drawing on Michelin’s long experience, the guides are renowned for their individual ‘star rating’ of sights and attractions.
Listings in each guide are organized alphabetically, allowing readers to access information quickly. Towns are given overall star rating, with their sights and attractions also rated individually. Where appropriate, a street plan of the town centre is provided, indicating car parks and accompanied by an index of main streets and a list of sights highlighted on it. For many towns a recommended sightseeing tour is also marked on the plan.
Entries for important churches are accompanied by detailed plans. Recommended car tours have overview maps showing road numbers and locations of the sights. Where necessary, the guides give opening hours and contact details. Many entries have an “Address Book” section with Michelin’s recommendations for where to stay and where to eat.
Each guide has a very extensive introductory section with practical information and pre-trip tips, chapters on history, art and culture (particularly strong on architectural styles, explained by excellent drawings), fauna and flora, etc. Fold-out flaps in the book covers provide an overview of the recommended sights and/or car tours.
*For an exact area covered by each title please see its individual entry.*
* *French language guides* have a larger number of individual entries than included in the corresponding English titles, as well as more exhaustive descriptions, with wider coverage of local history and/or famous people connected with a given location.
* *English language guides* have more recommendations for car tours. The “Address Book” sections often include shopping suggestions.