Andorra is a tiny principality located in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. The nation is prosperous due to a flourishing tourist industry and its status as a tax haven.
It is almost entirely mountainous and as a result is perfect for hill walking. Walk! Andorra by Charles Davies is a key that unlocks the nations best walking terrains.
The scenery has attracted novelists Max Frisch, who wrote the World War Two set play Andorra and Peter Cameron. Both set their novels in the country that boasts a successful chamber orchestra.
The single most important event in Andorran cultural life is the Escaldes – Engordany international jazz festival, in which international stars such as Miles Davis, Fats Domino and B. B. King have taken part.