The updated Green Guide Auvergne Rhone Valley presents this centrally located French region, full of stunning vistas, ancient and picturesque castles, churches and villages, outdoor activities, and tasty culinary specialties. Enjoy a Beaujolais vineyard driving tour, take a nighttime walk along Lyon’s twinkling streets, zip down Super-Besse’s snowy slopes, and relax at Mont-Dore’s thermal springs. Recommended driving and walking tours, as well as suggested places to stay and eat, complement Michelin’s famed star-rating system to ensure you get the best from your trip.Key features Attractions reviewed and rated, using Michelin’s celebrated star-rating system from the medieval architecture of the 2-star village of Perouges to the rich treasures of the 3-star city of Lyon. Walk-throughs of major museums, galleries, churches and attractions so you don’t miss a thing; includes illustrations and floor plans to focus on attraction highlights. Michelin walking and driving tours offer an in-depth, personal experience of this rich and diverse region. Follow one of the many Michelin driving tours to discover historic castles, picturesque villages, ancient landscapes, and even tasty cheeses. Walkers have a multitude of choices from hikes to the top of extinct volcanoes to strolls through medieval town centres of Thiers, Lyon or Le Puy-en-Velay. Comprehensive illustrated sections on modern-day Auvergne and the Rhone Valley, history, politics, art and culture-all written by experts in their fields. Sidebars touch on various topics ranging from Vichy’s mineral springs to the Michelin Grand Prix. Detailed visitor information given for attractions, opening hours, entry fees, tour times, phone, website. Michelin area and city maps. Includes recommendations for great places to eat/stay for all budgets. Green Guides feature comprehensive, concise information for advance trip planning, and spontaneous decision-making during the journey.