France For Dummies

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France for Dummies covers the highlights of France, from the fairy-tale castles of the Loire valley to the non-stop nightlife of the French Riviera. You'll find candid, detailed reviews of the very best dining and accommodations, tips on sightseeing and even a list of the top ten French foods to indulge in. With information on the highlights of each region, the best seasons to visit and a calendar of events, France for Dummies is the only guide you'll need to plan the perfect ...
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Overview

France for Dummies covers the highlights of France, from the fairy-tale castles of the Loire valley to the non-stop nightlife of the French Riviera. You'll find candid, detailed reviews of the very best dining and accommodations, tips on sightseeing and even a list of the top ten French foods to indulge in. With information on the highlights of each region, the best seasons to visit and a calendar of events, France for Dummies is the only guide you'll need to plan the perfect trip to France.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764562921
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Cheryl A. Pientka is a freelance journalist and assistant literary agent. She's the author of Paris For Dummies and co-author of Frommer's Paris from $80 a Day. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware, she lives in Paris when she's not in New York. For France For Dummies, Cheryl wrote Chapters 11 to 13 and collaborated on Chapters 1 to 10. Laura M. Reckford has traveled around France frequently over the past 20 years, visiting friends and family and exploring the country. She lives on Cape Cod and is a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. She's also the author of Frommer's Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket. For France For Dummies, Laura wrote Chapters 14 to 22 and the Appendix and collaborated on Chapters 1 to 10.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of France.

Chapter 2: Deciding When and Where to Go.

Chapter 3: Four Great Itineraries.

Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.

PART II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 6: Getting to France.

Chapter 7: Getting Around France.

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations.

Chapter 9: Money Matters.

Chapter 10: Tying Up Loose Ends.

PART III: Paris and the Ile de France.

Chapter 11: Settling into Paris: City of Light.

Chapter 12: Exploring Paris.

Chapter 13: Five Great Side Trips from Paris.

PART IV: Tours and the Loire Valley Châteaux.

Chapter 14: Tours: Gateway to Châteaux Country.

Chapter 15: The Best of the Loire Valley Châteaux.

PART V: Normandy and Brittany.

Chapter 16: Normandy.

Chapter 17: Brittany.

PART VI: Provence and the French Riviera.

Chapter 18: The Best of Provence.

Chapter 19: The Riviera.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Bon Appétit: The Top Ten or So Foods You Must Taste While in France.

Chapter 21: The Art of the Souvenir: The Top Ten Gifts to Buy in France.

Chapter 22: Pardon My Français: The Top Ten (Or So) Expressions You Need to Know.

Appendix.

Worksheets.

Index.

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