Your holiday starts the moment you open the guide ..."The best guide available. Packed to the brim with colour photos, maps and essential information." Amazon Reader review. The area of Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast is a rich tapestry of diverse landscapes. Peppered with bastide towns and vineyards, each departement in the region has retained its own distinctive heritage to inspire the visitor. The quality of the wine produced here adds to the allure, along with the full calendar of sporting events for which the region is renowned. This fully-updated and expanded Eyewitness Travel Guide to Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast shows you everything that the area has to offer, guiding you from the sandy beaches of the Landes coast to the majestic peaks of the Pyrenees. Full-colour maps, city plans, thematic tours and walks enable you to explore the region in depth and 3D cutaways and models of all the major sights ensure you won't miss a thing. Whether you are visiting medieval Sarlat or the famous Padriac Chasm, or sampling fine wine in Bordeaux, enjoy the regions charm with the Eyewitness Travel Guide.Winner of the Guardian & Observer 'Best Guide Books' Award and Wanderlust Magazine Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'