Daniel Start returns with a dazzling new travel guide book to France, for families and adventurers alike. Dip in to the emerald-green plunge pools of Provence and swim beneath the great chateaux of the Loire and Dordogne. Discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Massif Central or relax in secluded hot springs in the woodlands of the Pyrenees. Recommendations for canoe trips, bike rides, campsites, restaurants and farmshops. Wild Swimming France contains all the practical information you'll need to lure you off the beaten track to over 400 amazing locations. With stunning photography, 15 maps, and detailed directions, grid references and walk-in times. In vast areas of unspoilt French countryside there is so much to discover, from the tranquil river beaches of the Ardeche and the secret waterfalls of the Languedoc, to the shimmering aquamarine pools of Corsica and the Alps. Wild Swimming France takes you on an aquatic voyage to the wild side of the world's favourite holiday destination and introduce you to parts of France you never knew existed. It provides all the practical information you'll need, from * overview maps and directions, * grid references and walk-in times, to * tips on the best campsites, * places to rent canoes, * farm-shops for picnic supplies, * rural bistros for lazy lunches, * even the best places to skinny-dip France has one of the most diverse and magnificent landscapes in Europe - with a cuisine and culture to match. Its rivers, lakes and waterfalls are the cleanest in Europe and its summers reliably hot - and all just a train ride away.