A Review of Eastern Provence - Cote d'Azur to the Alps

Posted by William Armstrong 18th November 2012

Sunflower Book's Eastern Provence is a large pocket-sized book in full colour which forms part of their “Landscapes of” series and is the first of two volumes covering the south of France. As its title suggests, this volume covers the eastern portion from Aix-en-Provence in the west to the Italian border in the east, including such areas as the Cote d’Azur on the Mediterranean coast, the Verdon gorge, the Luberon in Vaucluse and the southern part of the French Alps, including the Mercantour National Park.

Both practical and inspiring, this book is a rare mixture of car touring routes and walking trails designed to allow active holiday makers to discover the most beautiful landscapes of southern France, whilst taking in a couple of walks along the way. It also makes it an ideal guide for walkers looking to extend their holidays after undertaking one of High Point Holiday’s self-guided walking breaks in South East France:

Alps to Med Trail

Marvels of Mercantour

The guide book contains 10 car tours which include detailed descriptions of the motoring routes, as well as brief details of the points of interest along the way. There are 36 walking trails which are scattered along the touring routes, designed to take in some of their favourite beauty spots. They are generally half-day, circular walks and are moderate in difficulty. Due to the hilly and sometimes mountainous nature of the landscapes, some trails cover more difficult terrain. Small sketch maps are included, but a more comprehensive walking map for the area you wish to explore would be necessary and the relevant IGN map number is included along with other useful information such as way-markings, potential hazards and alternative trails.




Eastern Provence

You can view a pdf of one of the walks featured by clicking here