Julian Parish

France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps

We are in the middle of summer, and some of you might head to France to enjoy the weather there. Even if Le Mans Classic is over, there are a lot of events or places to go for the car enthusiasts. Thanks to Julian Parish, Veloce Publishing Ltd. developed the France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts applications.

We already introduced Julian Parish in our review of The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe. This English journalist, who settled in France, is probably the best man to supply info for these apps.

The France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps are splitting France in 5: Paris & the Île-de-France, Western France, Southern France, Central France & the Alps and North-East France.

What is in the application ?

For every area, you have a map, pinpointing every location of interest, and a list of these locations. There are 5 categories of location to help you chose: Museums, Shows & Tours, Market Places, Motorsport and Circuits. Obviously, the number of locations depends on the region. The Paris & Île de France area, for example, has a few Motorsport events but a lot of Market Places.

Most entries follow the alphabetical order, but the main events of each region are listed on top. They share a consistant format, providing a snapshot of the event or place. They also include a “Practical Information” bar that provides details such as opening hours.

The France: the Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts apps offer a quite thorough documentation. They can be a good way to add a stage to your trips to or through France.

For further information and download, don’t hesitate to visit the app page.

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Available on AppStore, GooglePlay and WindowsStore
Price (each) £2.29 / $2.99


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The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe

At Classic Car News and News d’Anciennes, we tend to travel a lot across Europe to provide you exclusive contents. However regulations may vary hugely from a country to another. Veloce Publishing Ltd. now sells The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe which is a real life saver for us !

The Essential Guide to Driving in EuropeThis guide has been written by Julian Parish, an Englishman who settled in Paris after years travelling across Europe. Nobody could be best suited for such a document. And he actually gathered tons of useful information.

This 144 page book contains everything you might need to prepare your travel on the continent from general long trip reminders to country-specific regulations. You also have information about ferry links, mountains roads that can be closed at some point, etc..

For each of the 50 countries included in The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe, you will find speed limits, specific road signs, driving equipment requirements, and general rules. These rules include drink-drive limit, minimal age required for driving, and a lot more.

This book offers a really complete documentation. I have never seen something equivalent in France, for example. I even have to admit it contains what I really needed to know before moving to the United Kingdom.

So, if you fancy going to a classic car event with your own classic, don’t hesitate. This book is definitely made for you.

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ISBN: 978-1-845847-88-3 UPC: 6-36847-04788-7
144 pages
Price £9.99 / $19.99


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