Guides Michelin et Rough Guide


“Famous for their quality reviews, the Red Michelin Guides are for hotels & Restaurants, the Green Michelin Guides are for main tourist destinations. However, the English language Green guide is the one most people use and it has now been supplemented with hotel and restaurant information. These are the serious review guides as the famous Michelin ratings are issued via these books.”

“These guides for car travelers have good site information and superb maps.”

“The Green Guide offers suggestions on what to see and do with 1-3 star ratings and gives background on history and cultural heritage for 35 European countries. It also has maps, itineraries, practical information, and photos.”

Rough Guide

« The Rough Guide has more data on hiking and outdoor activities, in my opinion, but not enough data on places to stay, etc. – especially with regard to budget.”

“This is the book that should get you started. Not necessarily the one you want to take but the one you want to use to plan. I found this at the library which was good because it saved me having to buy the actual book. Included in this book are suggestions and tips on how to prepare yourself for your European journey. It was extremely easy to read and it gives you an idea of what to expect when you get there. The author separates the sections well so it is easy to find what you’re looking for.”

“This series has long lost its ‘backpacker’ tag, and it caters for all ages and all types of traveller, whether first class or economy. The information is practical, and the content is designed to be of use above all else: photographs have therefore little aesthetic relevance, and the prose can occasionally be somewhat perfunctory and dry. Surprisingly the indexes can be less than comprehensive.”

“The guides are strong on local habits, etiquette and culture, and maps abound. The series is perhaps stronger on European destinations than further afield – where Lonely Planet still leads the way.”

“The Rough Guide does a similar job (Lonely planet) but is better set out with infinitely better maps, nicer fonts, better design etc. It is also written with more of a critical and analytical edge. The other bonus is that few other people seem to carry it around.”

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