This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for short-break holidays to France using fast train services. It describes easy city and countryside walks and recommends restaurants en route with sample menus. Following each restaurant entry is one or more of their recipes, to be made in self-catering accommodation or at home. Other sections include: planning your trip, getting around, shopping for self-catering including health food shops and information for those with food intolerances, local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, etc. The only dedicated guide to Avignon and its surroundings, it is of interest to a wide audience, if only for the city walks, local food and restaurants. It covers all the major sights, including Avignon, Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard, St-Remy, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Gordes, Barbentane and the Alpilles mountain chain. Town plans, topographical walking maps 1:35,000 and a unique online update service containing route-change information and users' recommendations will all help visitors to make the most of their time in Provence.