This pilot book is the first edition to be entitled Atlantic France (North Biscay to the Spanish Border). It is a modernised, updated and extended edition of the previously published North Biscay pilot and now covers the coast from L'Aberwrac'h to Hendaye south of he Gironde. A beautifully produced book, it is lavishly provided with photographs and chartlets. In addition to general view photos, there are elevated views showing marinas, harbours and the trickier passages.
The book is divided into main sections covering a stretch of the coast for example Section II Benodet Bay covering Pointe de Penmarc'h to Concarneau. Each of the main ports is then described in detail in a standard format:- pilotage, berths and anchorages and ashore. There is a highlighted panel for each port summarising important navigation information such as relevant chart numbers, telephone numbers and radio channels.
There is a good general overview to the pilot covering suggested navigation strategies to this cruising area from UK and comprehensive appendices of chart lists, waypoints and lightlists.