For one of the best travel books on the region, you can't go past the trustworthy Michelin Green Guide French Alps. The Michelin guides have been around for decades and always reliable for mid range travelers.
This book covers:
Destinations: Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France - Rhône-Alpes, France
Categories: Mid Range, Sightseeing
Michelin's Travel Book to the French Alps will take you skiing and snowboarding on the prestigious Chamonix ski slopes, or summer hiking in the Alps. It shares where best to photograph Mont Blanc.
There are the fields of lavender to explore in Clues de Haute Provence and boat rides to be enjoyed on Lake Annecy.
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For those not familiar with the Michelin books, they started off as restaurant reviews, a must for foodies traveling through France. The restaurant guide books are the Michelin Red books.
The Michelin Green Guides focus not on restaurants but rate and review attractions. There are Green Guides for the whole of France as well as for different regions. This particular Green Guide gives a detailed review of the South-Eastern Alps region of France.
These incredibly popular books whose audience are mid - budget travelers, are available in several languages.
They provide background information and an alphabetical section describing points of interest.
Both the Green and Red Michelin Guides use the three-star system of recommendation:
"worth a trip" "worth a detour" "interesting"