Frommer's France Day by Day

Frommer's France Day by Day

by Anna E. Brooke
     
 

Spotlight on France

Complete coverage of France's history and culture begins on page 656. The following features take a closer look at the most compelling aspects of French culture.

What Lies Beneath (page 58) The City of Light's Dark Underbelly

Je Proteste! (page 86) The French Spirit of Resistance

Renaissance Kings (page 166) Lifestyles of the

Overview

Spotlight on France

Complete coverage of France's history and culture begins on page 656. The following features take a closer look at the most compelling aspects of French culture.

What Lies Beneath (page 58) The City of Light's Dark Underbelly

Je Proteste! (page 86) The French Spirit of Resistance

Renaissance Kings (page 166) Lifestyles of the Loire's Rich and Famous

The Longest Day (page 216) The Allied Invasion of Normandy

Dom Pérignon (page 248) The Monk & His Bubbly

L'Art Nouveau (page 292) Natural Forms by Industrial Means

Alpine Cheeses (page 348) Tradition-Bound Cultures of the RhÔne Alps

Camargue Wetlands (page 416) The Bouches-du-RhÔne's Salty Inhabitants

La Nouvelle Vague (page 446) France's Postwar Cinematic Breakthrough

Not Tonight, Napoleon! (page 480) The Emperor's Personal Waterloo

Lascaux (page 612) The Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"COMPREHENSIVE is a word that could have been invented for this Frommer's guide to France with 125 maps and 105 self-guided tours in more than 700 pages.
Packed with information, but never dense due to the superb photographs, maps and information boxes, the guide gives day-by-day itineraries to get the best out of a stay: whether long or short.
Chapters cover the main areas with sections on Favorite Moments, Budget France, how to do each area in up to a week, spotlights on special features and what to see for history, outdoors or art buffs.
There is also a section on special-interest trips which cover topics like flying, photography and outdoor crafts.
However, crazily it has an over-ambitious France in One Week itinerary covering just Paris, Versailles, Chartres, Blois, Tours and La Rochelle – which certainly fills a week but is by no means "France in a week".
The guide does, however, recognise this, saying one week is barely time to see Paris alone.
Surprisingly, it states that French hotels are graded on a five star system but omits to mention the Palace grade which was created last year as the ultimate accolade.
For a catch-all guide to France this is magnificent." (The Connexion, 2 March 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470876329
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size Series, #115
Pages:
756
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.25(d)

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