Friday, 6 February 2015


Love cars? Love France? Yes? Then you'll love this brand new book! France: the essential guide for car enthusiasts is an invaluable companion for every trip through France.
Divided into five regions – Paris & the Île-de-France, Western France, Southern France, Central France & the Alps, and North-East France – each chapter contains a wealth of detailed information for the auto enthusiast. With sections on museums, classic and modern car shows, automobilia, buying car parts, historic and modern motorsport events, and race circuits.
Whether you prefer vintage models, or the latest sports cars, you’ll find 200 ideas for places to see and events you can take part in inside this unique guide to France. Covering everything automotive, this handbook-sized paperback has 248 full colour pages packed with useful information and essential data and a recommended retail price of £14.99 (UK).

Each event/venue entry features a QR code which can be read by a smartphone to access the relevant website for bang up-to-date information. The book is linked to a dedicated website featuring updates, a news blog about automotive events, an events calendar, and free down-loadable POI (points of interest) files for your satnav device.
A uniquely versatile package, the book is also available in eBook form and as five regional apps with links to websites, ‘phone numbers and navigational information. The eBook has a guide price of £9.99 (UK), while the individual apps each have a guide price of £2.29 (UK).

The eBook and apps are available from your favourite vendors for all major digital platforms and devices.
Note: those buying the physical book on Amazon can opt to receive the eBook version free by selecting that option.

Meet the team behind the book! Left to right: Joe Russell (app and eBook creation), Kevin Atkins (print edition layout and production), Julian Parish (author) and Rod Grainger (publisher).

A passionate Francophile, Julian Parish grew up in southern England but soon crossed the Channel to France, where he has now lived for nearly twenty years. Julian has owned a range of British and American sports cars from the 1960s onwards, and has been an active member of clubs dedicated to MG and to the Ford Mustang. It was with these clubs that he first visited many of the places described in France: the essential guide for car enthusiasts, and began to write features for magazines and online. Julian has also been a successful publisher of travel guides and language learning materials. Check out the latest video on our YouTube channel ...