Le Petit Futé
The Petit Futé (founded 1976) is a series of French travel guides broadly equivalent to the Lonely Planet series in English or the competing French 'Guides du routard' series. The series also publishes some works in English, such as Le Petit Futé Best of France. The term petit futé means "little wily one," implying in this case for the wily and cost-conscious traveller, and the imprint's logo is a (wily) fox.
- Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture Page 467 Alex Hughes, Keith Reader - 1998 "A more recent wave of guides catering for the young and/or financially challenged includes the 'Petit futé' series, dealing not only with restaurants but also with shops, accommodation and a variety of services on a town-by-town basis, and the 'Guides du routard', whose Liberation-like use of language and happy-go-lucky cover designs clearly target the discriminating backpacker market "