This travel book on France clips along at a fast pace, is breezy and entertaining and informative. For the tourist who plans to travel in France, looking for the byways instead of main travelled roads and tourist attractions, this book will be helpful and appealing. The author discusses the people in the different sections, lives a picture of village life, information about food and wines and where to find the best. He talks of towns and their stone houses, of walled cities, of pilgrim's shrines, of walking and climbing in order to get the best views and meet the most interesting people. History and legend as background.