Cadogan Guides: France

Cadogan Guides: France

by Philippe Barbour



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860118814
Publisher: Cadogan Guides
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Country & Regional Guides - Cadogan
Edition description: Second
Pages: 1072
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are passionate about Europe and have written over 30 books for Cadogan, including several in the France series. They have lived all over Europe, but are currently settled in an idyllic farmhouse surrounded by vineyards in the Lot Valley, France.

Philippe Barbour is half Breton and has many happy memories of summers spent in France. He studied French and German literature at university and has written several guides for Cadogan's France series. When he's not in his beloved France, home is London.

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'France, after all, was born with every grace geography could bestow. Three distinct climates (Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental), abundant rivers and springs, rich plains and sunlit hills, make it the most fertile country in Europe, producing the wherewithal for its legendary cuisine as well as the world's most famous wines. On these lovely landscapes, wealth and talent have left an artistic legacy second only to Italy's, with a prehistoric head-start in the painted caves of the Dordogne and the Neolithic stone alignments of Brittany.'

Table of Contents

1) France: a photo essay; (2) Introduction; (3) History; (4) Culture; (5) Topics; (6) Travel; (7) Practical A-Z; (8) Paris and the Ile de France; (9) Normandy; (10) Brittany; (11) Loire Valley; (12) Atlantic Coast; (13) The Southwest; (14) Gascony, the Basque Lands and the Pyrenees; (15) The North; (16) The Northeast; (17) Burgundy; (18) The Rhône Valley and the Auvergne; (19) The Alps and the Jura; (20) Provence and the Côte d'Azur; (21) Languedoc-Roussillon; (22) Reference; (23) Index; (24) Color Maps

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