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One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France

Written by Simonetta Greggio

  • September 5, 2006
  • Hardcover
  • Travel - Pictorials
  • Rizzoli
  • 10 x 10
  • $45.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-0-8478-2841-8

About This Book

A sequel to the highly successful One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy, this book expands the series to include the most enchanting hamlets of France. Gorgeously illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns of France is a journey through the French countryside, a place where the pace slows, locals engage strangers in conversation, and every town has a unique story to tell. Travel between the hilltop towns of the Central Massif and the Pyrenees to rockbound coastal fishing villages in Normandy and Brittany. Breathtaking full-color photographs create the perfect atmosphere as you discover these unexplored places, and descriptive sidebars offer invaluable information on local curiosities to indulge, unique artisanal products to buy, and age-old culinary specialties to sample. A detailed appendix is the perfect source on where to shop, sightsee, and dine—avec plaisir! 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.

About the Author

Simonetta Greggio was born in Italy, but her passion was always for France. She studied literature in Paris under Milan Kundera and has coauthored numerous lifestyle books, including Provence, Luberon, and La Cote d'Azur.

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