The Best Loved Villages of France

Author: Stéphane Bern

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080201836

Category: Photography

Page: 246

View: 750

An insider's tour of dozens of France's top-voted scenic and beloved villages shares insight into regional village life and history and is complemented by local interviews and aerial photography.

In the South of France

Author: Don Krohn

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567920994

Category: Photography

Page: 117

View: 5240

Captures the varied characteristics of the region in a collection of photographs of rural areas, markets, and villages

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

Author: Michael Jacobs,Hugh Palmer

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500541876

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 3034

A place apart, a land of outstanding beauty and distinction, Provence is nothing less than an earthly paradise.

The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence

Author: Helena Attlee,Alex Ramsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500510872

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3479

A lavishly illustrated survey includes coverage of the regional centers of Arles and UzFd, the antique markets of L'Isle-sur-la-Sourge, the Riviera resort of HyFres, the mountainous Saint-Martin-VTsubie, coastal and Italianate Menton, and perfume capital Grasse. 20,000 first printing. BOMC.

100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

Author: Marcia DeSanctis

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520831

Category: Travel

Page: 420

View: 7789

Told in a series of stylish, original essays, New York Times travel bestseller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and those who love crisp stories well told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country’s destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris’s hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice’s Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.

The Best-Loved Gardens of France

Author: Stephane Bern

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080202505


Page: 256

View: 3416

Draw inspiration from the country s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France s private gardens from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alpes to the island paradise of Corsica. From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary this unique tour of France through forty-four private gardens draws upon the country s extraordinarily rich biodiversity and offers manifold ideas for the home gardener. With their singular passion, the gardeners featured here share tips and visual inspiration from the post-impressionist painter who created his own Giverny-inspired water lily garden to the couple who transformed an abandoned seventeenth-century farm into a garden wonderland with regal topiaries. A medieval garden still flourishes with medicinal, aromatic, and tinctorial plants. Wisteria-laden archways add romance while French boxwood plantings add charm with formal symmetry. The incredible diversity of plants that thrive in France honeysuckle to aloe, peonies to irises, maples to cedars, wild herbs to cacti, dahlias to rhododendrons, hydrangeas to roses offer inspiration for gardeners everywhere.The book is completed with a list of addresses for organizing a visit to the featured gardens."

Provence 500 Photos

Author: Gerard Sioen

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080301383

Category: Photography

Page: 480

View: 3453

Fine Wines from the South of France with detailed descriptions of popular wine estates and classic vintages. This chunky wishbook of postcard-perfect photographs is sure to attract all those who dream of visiting or returning to Provence, one of France’s natural treasures. Anyone who has visited Provence knows that it is more than a place of spectacular beauty; it is also a way of life. Attracting travelers from across the globe, Provence offers the visitor peace and tranquility in the striking beauty of landscapes ablaze with color: from ocher hills and lavender fields, to stark cliffs and swaying olive trees. Gerard Sioen, an internationally recognized photographer and himself an inhabitant of Provence, takes the reader on a personal photographical tour of Provence’s most celebrated sights. This stunning array of 500 photographs revels in all the charm of this magnificent and renowned travel destination.

Living in Provence

Author: Dane McDowell,Christian Sarramon

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080111395

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

View: 1367

Homes and interiors.

Undiscovered France

An Insider's Guide to the Most Beautiful Villages

Author: Brigitte Tilleray

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304351169

Category: France

Page: 192

View: 2358


Colors of Provence

Traditions, Recipes, and Home Decorations from the South of France

Author: Michel Biehn,Heinz Angermayr,Rosanna M. Giammanco Fongia

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080301369

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 8583

A color-coded tour of the southern France region celebrates the rich tapestry of its landscapes and visitor sites, sharing insider information on where to find top-recommended fabrics, antiques, and gourmet ingredients.

Spectacular Paris

Author: William Scheller

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789327368

Category: Photography

Page: 129

View: 1965

A photographic portrait of the City of Light celebrates the beauty and culture of such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame while offering insight into Paris' enduring architectural influence.


Author: Stéphane Bern,Guillaume de Laubier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782080203045


Page: 160

View: 6544

Discover the magic of Luxembourg with this homage to the country's rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful landscapes. Steeped in history, the small baroque country of Luxembourg is one of the few remaining hidden treasures of Europe. With a 1,000-year-old heritage, including the old city fortifications and ruins that are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this landlocked nation--best known as a center for banking and telecommunications--offers a surprisingly rich diversity of natural wonders. This volume leads the reader through Luxembourg's picturesque countryside, unveiling the nation's fascinating history, culture, and geography, and includes a detailed guide to the best cultural, gastronomic, and historical experiences, along with an agenda of annual events and festivities.

Frommer's 25 Great Drives in France

Author: British Auto Association

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780470904480

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 2202

Everything you need to see the best of France by car 25 distinctive itineraries with full color maps and photographs Highlights of scenic routes, special events, and travelling with children Easy-to-use map at the beginning of each tour Divided into 6 regions with 3-5 tours in each which start and finish in major towns and cities considered to be the best for exploration Regions include: Normandy and Brittany; the Loire & central France; Dordogne & southwest France; the south of France; the Alps to Alsace; the North, Burgundy & Champagne

One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France

Author: Simonetta Greggio

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846822

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 280

View: 2323

A celebration of the most enchanting hamlets in France, now available in a popular format. Gorgeously illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France is a tour through the pleasures of the French countryside, a place where the pace slows, locals engage strangers in conversation, and every town presents a unique set of curiosities waiting to be discovered. Whether you are an armchair traveler or a Francophile planning another trip, this volume is the guide to the hidden treasures of France that proves once and for all that the heart of this popular travel destination lies in the countryside far from the grandeur and pomp of Paris. Wander the serpentine alleyways of the rockbound coastal fishing villages in Brittany and Normandy; explore medieval masterpieces in Alsace and order flammekueche, this region's thin-crusted pizza; spend a day in the Ile-de-France, the green surround of Paris, and visit the magnificent Château de Versailles, or the palace at Fontainebleau, a treasure trove of mannerist delights. One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France is a map to the heart and soul of the French countryside, complete with a full appendix of restaurants, hotels, and shops to aid even the most seasoned travelers and Francophiles.

Secret France

Charming Villages & Country Tours

Author: Helen Douglas-Cooper,Barbara Mellor,Automobile Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393319422

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 667

This is the perfect companion for exploring the hidden, tranquil corners that form the rural heart of France.

Head Over Heels in France

Falling in Love in the Lot

Author: Samantha Brick

Publisher: Summersdale

ISBN: 0857658891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7686

Just when life seemed its darkest, Samantha found happiness—Pascal, and his 10-year-old son, and the rigors of country life—in an unexpected trip to FranceWhen Samantha Brick's life started to unravel—her company in liquidation, homeless, penniless, and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants—it seemed that everything was going wrong. But a chance week away in France led to the most unexpected of all turn-arounds: a whirlwind romance with gun-toting, stubborn, and ever-so-macho Pascal. It wasn't until she moved in to his cottage in the beautiful Lot region in southwest France that she realized how shamefully ill-equipped she was for the country life. Like Cinderella in reverse, Samantha had to learn to cook, clean, chop wood, and keep house, as well as discovering how to be a stepmother to Pascal's know-it-all 10-year-old son, and finding love and happiness along the way.

The Little Paris Bookshop

A Novel

Author: Nina George

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0553418785

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1538

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Bonjour Effect

The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed

Author: Julie Barlow,Jean-Benoit Nadeau

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715651269

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8518

Why do the French like talking about ‘the decline of France’? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Julie Barlow and Jean- Benoît Nadeau spent a decade travelling to and living in Paris. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to converse comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. Through encounters with school principals, city-hall civil servants, old friends and business acquaintances during their time living in France with their twin daughters, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain why, culturally and historically, talking to the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with only a smattering of French will be able to hold their own the next time they are in a bistro on the Left Bank, on a wine tour in Bourdeaux or on a beach on the Côte d'Azur.

The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393068825

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4388

"A witty, engaging narrative style…[Robb's] approach is particularly engrossing." —New York Times Book Review A narrative of exploration—full of strange landscapes and even stranger inhabitants—that explains the enduring fascination of France. While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the age of railways and newspapers, France was a land of ancient tribal divisions, prehistoric communication networks, and pre-Christian beliefs. French itself was a minority language. Graham Robb describes that unknown world in arresting narrative detail. He recounts the epic journeys of mapmakers, scientists, soldiers, administrators, and intrepid tourists, of itinerant workers, pilgrims, and herdsmen with their millions of migratory domestic animals. We learn how France was explored, charted, and colonized, and how the imperial influence of Paris was gradually extended throughout a kingdom of isolated towns and villages. The Discovery of France explains how the modern nation came to be and how poorly understood that nation still is today. Above all, it shows how much of France—past and present—remains to be discovered. A New York Times Notable Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book, Slate Best Book, and Booklist Editor's Choice.