France: the Essential Guide
for Car Enthusiasts


The comprehensively updated
New Edition.

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The fully updated and revised NEW EDITION of this essential guide is the perfect travelling companion. Whether you prefer vintage models, or the latest sports cars, you’ll find 200 ideas for places to see and events you can take part in inside this unique guide to France.

New events … New photos …

The most up-to-date reference guide available to driving in France!

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  • Eleven all-new events added
  • Over 130 all-new photos
  • New information on French traffic signs
  • 200 things for the car enthusiast to see and do
  • Based on the acclaimed first edition, comprehensively updated for 2017
  • Places and events throughout the year and in every region
  • Explore where to see great cars on display
  • Learn how to take part with your car
  • Find out how to drive on 50 circuits
  • Discover where to buy motoring art, books and parts
  • Easy-to-use layout with practical information for each entry
  • Extra information online: latest dates, one-off events and satnav data
  • Of special interest to all owners of French cars

Covering all of France, there's something for everyone ... everywhere!

Divided into five regions – Paris & the Île-de-France, Western France, Southern France, Central France & the Alps, and North-East France – each chapter contains a wealth of detailed information for the auto enthusiast.
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Colour-coded sections make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for …

Each chapter is divided into colour-coded sections, covering everything from museums, classic and modern car shows, automobilia, and buying car parts, to historic and modern motorsport events, and race circuits.
Every entry is illustrated in full colour, and is packed with details on what you'll find there, and what you can do.

… and detailed maps mean you'll know exactly where you need to be

Each regional chapter has a detailed route map of the area covered, and features colour-coded location markers … so you know exactly where you need to go, and where to find more details.
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Practical and simple-to-use: opening times … public transport information … we even provide GPS co-ordinates!

Every event in the guide features a 'Practical information' box, providing details including the time of year or opening hours, the organiser’s website URL and, whenever possible, a contact phone number and e-mail.
The street address and GPS coordinates are given for each entry, together with information on public transport when this is convenient. If you have a smartphone or tablet, scanning the QR code will take you to the entry’s websites.
For circuit entries, there’s even a track diagram, too!

There's even more online

You'll find a wealth of additional information and extras here on From downloadable POI (Points Of Interest) files for popular satnav devices, to an up-to-date events calendar, and the Drive Guide blog.
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France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

This fantastic NEW EDITION shows you how to combine your love of cars and France, 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.

Get even more from your guide, with the Digital Edition…