DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks
Discover France’s enticing je ne sais quoi
Whether you want to visit fairytale châteaux, stroll amid rolling fields of blossoming lavender or learn what makes a noble vintage, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that France has to offer.
Few countries capture the imagination quite like France. The world-famous cuisine is as rich and varied as the glorious landscapes, the wine as renowned and captivating as the art. From the alpine peaks to the Mediterranean beaches, each region has its own robust history and lively culture waiting to inspire visitors.
Our recently updated guide brings France to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country’s iconic buildings and neighbourhoods.
Our pick of France’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
The best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
Detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
Expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
Color-coded chapters to every part of France, from Brittany to the French Alps, Provence to the Pyrénées
Our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
On a short stay? Try our DK Eyewitness guides to Paris, Provence and the Côte d’Azur and Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest coast.
Want the best of France in your pocket? Try out Top 10 guides to Paris, Provence and the Côte d’Azur and Normandy.
Part of DK’s exciting - and extensive - relaunch of the award-winning DK Eyewitness travel guides
Brand new photography throughout and all of DK’s excellent maps, fully updated making them bigger and better than ever before
Modern and fresh new cover design and stunning new lightweight format
Inspirational beginning section showing off the best France has to offer through the eyes of the traveller themselves
DK Eyewitness Travel is the Silver Award-winning Guidebook Series as voted by the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018
DK Eyewitness Travel is the No. 2 travel guide publisher in 2018 YTD (Source: Nielsen Bookscan)
France retained its crown as the world’s most-visited country in 2017, with 89 million visitors flocking to see the sights (www.thelocal.fr).
Visitor figures to Paris and the Ile-de-France region hit a ten-year high in the first half of 2017, with hoteliers registering 16 million guests (www.telegraph.co.uk)
Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year (www.gov.uk).
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“Known… for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way.” — Chicago Tribune
“The best option… Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer