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One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France (Rizzoli Classics)

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One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France (Rizzoli Classics)

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    Simonetta Greggio(Author)
Gorgeously illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred and 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 Chateau de Versailles, or the palace at Fontainebleau, a treasure trove of mannerist delights. One Hundred and 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.

"Travel between hilltop hamlets in the Massif Central to rocky coastal fishing villages in Normandy to the standout beauty of Provence and theCote d Azur. The colour photos are breathtaking and each town has a page of information on local sites to explore, unique artworks to buy, local wines to savour and culinary delights to sample."-"FrenchDesire.com """One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France" is a stunning reminder of the rare beauty of France, a lavishly illustrated and informative tour through the French countryside and its most enchanting hamlets. . .This book is magical to read and a visual delight to admire, like holding all of France in your hands."-"NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS"""Travel between hilltop hamlets in the Massif Central to rocky coastal fishing villages in Normandy to the standout beauty of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. The colour photos are breathtaking and each town has a page of information on local sites to explore, unique artworks to buy, local wines to savour and culinary delights to sample."-FrenchDesire.com "One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France is a stunning reminder of the rare beauty of France, a lavishly illustrated and informative tour through the French countryside and its most enchanting hamlets. . . This book is magical to read and a visual delight to admire, like holding all of France in your hands."-NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS-Travel between hilltop hamlets in the Massif Central to rocky coastal fishing villages in Normandy to the standout beauty of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. The colour photos are breathtaking and each town has a page of information on local sites to explore, unique artworks to buy, local wines to savour and culinary delights to sample.--FrenchDesire.com -One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in France is a stunning reminder of the rare beauty of France, a lavishly illustrated and informative tour through the French countryside and its most enchanting hamlets. . . This book is magical to read and a visual delight to admire, like holding all of France in your hands.--NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Simonetta Greggio(Author)
  • Rizzoli International Publications; 01 edition (9 Feb. 2016)
  • English
  • 7
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Moondancer on 4 March 2008

    Bought this for my Mums xmas - she loves it !! She's French - so what better accolade. Plus It's a bargin price for a beautful , quality book. A coffee table must have some might say. Enjoy !!!

  • By Mr. Stephen Keeley on 3 December 2016

    This book was great disappointment to me. As a Francophile with a house in Normandy I was ready to enjoy this as book to dip into. It was, I felt, just a book of very competent but not outstanding pictures with a dreadful text, which appears to have been translated (American spelling) by a non-native English speaker, or just translated literally. Some sentences or paragraphs do not make complete sense. Unfortunately, the awkward prose caused me to give up reading after a while and I just browsed the pictures. Many of these are not really representative of the towns they relate to. The choice of town is very individual, ranging from Conques, which is virtually a church with a few tourist shops to many large cities such as Nimes, Reims, Lille and Metz. At the back there is a lengthy section listing c.900 restaurants and shops without any comment, indication of quality or of what they sell or serve. I rarely grumble about books but it simply appears as though someone has sourced some pictures and added comments from a gazeteer. Books with this title should be by someone who loves the country enough to search wonderful photos, choose places that people will be thrilled to discover and visit and to encourage us with an enthusiastic first-hand text. This appears to have been produced in an office without visiting the country. Rant finished. France is a wonderful Country. You will enjoy a visit to any of its varied regions.

  • By Gerald P. on 23 May 2014

    If you really love France but don't know it that well, this is a book worth every penny you'll spend on it. Many of the small towns identified are places you've never heard of and probably would never consider visiting. By getting a snapshot of 101 towns you'll become intrigued enough to research several new discoveries. At least, that has been my experience. It lacks detail but there is just enough there to pique your interest.

  • By Georgina Milne on 13 March 2009

    This book was very well received when presented to a friend. She loved the photography and found the written accounts interesting. "I can't wait to get home to read a bit more!" she told her husband whilst on a walk. A great book for lovers of France.

  • By Fionn on 24 November 2011

    This is a nice book really enjoyed it.Another book I would recommend in a similar vein, but a food tour of Ireland and stronger visually is Sean Monaghan`s A Taste of Cork also available from Amazon A Taste of Cork: A Gourmand's Tour of Its Food and LandscapeHopefully Sean will do a French version of this book.

  • By Jackie Benny on 25 April 2013

    Super book with lots of coloured plates. Wonderful for browsing and dreaming. Made you want to take to the tunnel and head under the channel.

  • By Rob Roy on 30 May 2016

    All is well

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