One trouble with whole-country guidebooks is they a mile wide and an inch deep, Frommer's France 2012 unfortunately falls into this category.
The guide begins with a chapter full of "best of" lists of France's best museums, sites, restaurants, and hotels. This concept of listing 5 "best of" restaurants or museums from around the country as if one could experience them during one trip, illustrates the shallowness of the guide.
It moves onto a short history of France, that is about the right length for most tourists.
The rest of the guide is organized by region following a formula of: Short description of the city, Essentials (arriving / departing information), Where to Stay, Where to Eat. Larger cities have a few more recommendations, but overall, there are 3-4 recommendations for each town. A strong point is the number of maps - 48. There is also a fold-out pocket map. One side is all of France (inch deep, again), the other side tourist Paris.
Frommer's France 2012 is in full color, and where it is physically weighty at 2 lbs (896 gm). I can't imagine why I would carry this guide with me to France once plans are made.