The Best of France: Paris, Castles of Loire, Brittany and Provence
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The Best of France: Paris, Castles of Loire, Brittany and Provence

by Whitestar Publications
     
 

Take a journey through the most charming places in France, from Provence, a land exalted by poets and painters to the silent expanses of the Camargue, from the imposing castles of the Loire Valley to the impenetrable cliffs of Brittany. In the heart of the country, Paris reigns supreme, with its romantic spots and unforgettable monuments.

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Take a journey through the most charming places in France, from Provence, a land exalted by poets and painters to the silent expanses of the Camargue, from the imposing castles of the Loire Valley to the impenetrable cliffs of Brittany. In the heart of the country, Paris reigns supreme, with its romantic spots and unforgettable monuments.

This wonderful volume presents France's myriad beauties: Paris, Brittany, Castles of Loire, and Provence . Who could imagine a world without Paris, the world's most romantic city, the jewel in the crown. Everyone should have a chance to experience this legendary city, home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. To the far northwest is Brittany, a crossroads of history and home to the vibrant seaports that face the ever-changing Atlantic. Journeying south, we reach the verdant Loire valley, with its magnificent ch�teaux, which still welcome visitors as they once greeted the troubadours who traveled between medieval courts singing ballads of courtly love. The sumptuous ch�teaux and mansions, surrounded by immense parks and gardens, that line the banks of this magical river reflect the public history of France while hiding deep within their fabled interiors their private histories, by turns romantic and tragic. Our journey ends in Provence, where a traditional way of life remains surprisingly strong. Worldly Saint-Tropez evokes the glamour of the international jet-set, while just a few miles away lie medieval villages with narrow cobbled streets and sleepy squares. Nature lovers will enjoy the soaring cliffs of the Verdon gorges and the countless species of birds that inhabit the marshes of the Carmargue. Nearby, Arles, Orange and Saint-R�my recall the grandeur of Imperial Rome, while the papal palace at Avignon evokes the mystery of 14th-century intrigue. Embark upon this marvelous journey and encounter France's unrivaled beauty.

Milena Ercole Pozzoli was born at Asti and now lives in Milan. She graduated in Modern Literature from the University of Turin. For twenty years she has worked as a freelance journalist and publicist with the most important gastronomy and tourism periodicals, publishing numerous articles and photographs. She is the author of numerous tourist guides including Budapest, Paris.

Thierry Jigourel a great lover of anything concerning Brittany, whether geographical, historical, or literary, has worked for many years as a magazine writer. He has written many articles on Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. A student of history, Jigourel has demonstrated his passion for Britannic and Celtic ways in works published by Histoire M�di�vale, Histoire Antique, and L'Art de la Guerre.

Silvana Rizzi, a journalist who graduated in French literature, lives and works in Milan. Concentrating on tourism and modern life, she contributes to diverse specialist periodicals and has written numerous guidebooks. She has always been particularly fascinated in by Provence, the magic of its ancient villages, its landscape and the hospitality of its residents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760778227
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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