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Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees

by David Downie

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 372 PAGES

David Downie's spirited book is haunted by the Gallo-Roman forebears of modern France. On ancient trails through the forests of the rugged Morvan, they continued across the celebrated wine country of Burgundy and the centuries-old Via Podiensis on the Way of Saint James. (FRA41, $16.95)

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

by M.F.K. Fisher

  • FOOD
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 159 PAGES

A memoir of Fisher's years in France in the late '20s and early '30s, a time of exuberant discoveries of the glories of French food and French culture. (FRN21, $13.95)

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a brief chronology. (MED07, $15.95)

Michelin Green Guide Burgundy / Jura

Michelin Green Guide Burgundy / Jura

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style. (FRN164, $21.99)

Burgundy Map

Burgundy Map

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • MAP

An up-to-date regional map, including Dijon, at the scale of 1:200,000 published by Michelin. (FRN84, $11.95)

 

Bourgogne Map


by IGN

  • 2007
  • MAP

A colorful map of the Burgundy region of France. (FRN262, $11.95)

Wines of Burgundy Map


by Institut Geographique National

  • 2006
  • MAP

A colorful, detailed map of important vineyards within the Burgundy region. Produced by French cartographers and written in French. One-sided. Scaled at 1:55,000. (FRA182, $9.95)

Companion Guide Burgundy

Companion Guide Burgundy


by Robert Speaight | Francis Pagan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 385 PAGES

A personable district-by-district guide to Burgundy, this intelligent (and very British) book interweaves maps, some illustrations and plenty of opinionated detail regarding local geography, history and culture. (FRN73, $34.95)

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook


by Marie-Helene Girard | Anny Monet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (FRN120, $8.99)

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees


by Alison Raju

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A practical guide to walking GR 65, the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. (FRN915, $22.95)

Food Wine Burgundy

Food Wine Burgundy


by David Downie

  • FOOD
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Downie's highly selective guide to Burgundy's authentic eateries, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans and gourmet shops. (FRN838, $29.95)

The Food of France

The Food of France


by Waverly Root

  • FOOD
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 450 PAGES

An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south). (FRN17, $18.00)

A Traveller's History of France

A Traveller's History of France


by Robert Cole

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times. (FRN08, $14.95)

Bordeaux/Burgundy, A Vintage Rivalry

Bordeaux/Burgundy, A Vintage Rivalry


by Jean-Robert Pitte

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER

A head-to-head social history of the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, two regions of France whose differences in wine production go far deeper than grape variety. (FRA54, $24.95)

Cluny, In Search of God's Lost Empire

Cluny, In Search of God's Lost Empire


by Edwin Mullins

  • RELIGION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Mullins (The Pilgrimage to Santiago) deftly explores the architecture, monks and abbots, long history and lasting influence of Cluny, a Benedictine monastery in Burgundy and the hub of one of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages. (FRN924, $14.95)

Shadows in the Vineyard, The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

Shadows in the Vineyard, The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine


by Maximillian Potter

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

A Vanity Fair correspondent relates every seedy detail in this true crime story. When a Burgundy vinter refused an offer of extortion, his priceless vineyards were poisoned. (FRA111, $27.00)

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420


by Georges Duby

  • HISTORY
  • 1983
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic. (EUR01, $28.00)

The Conquest of Gaul

The Conquest of Gaul


by Julius Caesar | S.A. Handford

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

Julius Caesar's own account of the Roman campaign against the Gauls and victory over Vercingetorix in 52 BC. (FRN498, $12.00)

The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy

The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy


by James Bentley | Hugh Palmer

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1998
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Divided geographically, this handsome book is an illustrated portrait of the region, its landscape, architecture and people. With maps, a travel guide and 260 photographs. (FRN80, $40.00)

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France


by Ina Caro

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 339 PAGES

Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history. (FRN03, $17.00)

Vanished Kingdoms, How Nations Rise and Fall

Vanished Kingdoms, How Nations Rise and Fall


by Norman Davies

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 720 PAGES

In this marvelous tale of lost civilizations and the shifting fate of nations, historian Davies presents the stories of 14 now all-but-forgotten European states, including Aragon, Etruria and the Two Burgundies. Not just an intriguing look at history, these tales will also incite wanderlust. (EUR404, $25.00)

Wine and War, The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

Wine and War, The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure


by Donald Kladstrup

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This thrilling account of how the vintners of France saved their crops -- and their bottles -- as the Nazis approached, focuses on the activities of five winemaking families in Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. (FRN874, $15.00)

Romanesque

Romanesque


by Norbert Wolf

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 95 PAGES

This slim volume introduces the Romanesque movement, the first universal style of the European Middle Ages dating to the 11th and 12th centuries, its artists and historical context. (ART105, $9.99)

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral


by Robert A. Scott

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches. (EUR190, $26.95)

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France


by Kermit Lynch

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 271 PAGES

A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless. (FRN72, $19.00)

Breakfast in Burgundy, A Hungry Irishman in the Belly of France

Breakfast in Burgundy, A Hungry Irishman in the Belly of France


by Raymond Blake

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Irish wine writer Raymond Blake is obsessed with the Pinot Noir grape and follows his fancy to Burgundy, France. This fun and fancy free travel narrative finds Blake and his wife purchasing a house in the region, then emptying their wallets in a search for the perfect glass. (FRA177, $22.95)

The Road to Burgundy, The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France

The Road to Burgundy, The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France


by Ray Walker

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Along with his struggle to capture his wine's distinct terroir, Ray shares enthralling stories of late-night tastings, flying down the Route National on a vintage Peugeot bicycle with no brakes and his journey to secure both the trust of his insular Burgundian neighbors and the region's most coveted grapes. (FRA53, $17.00)

Dead in the Dregs

Dead in the Dregs


by Peter Lewis

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

Sommelier and Napa Valley bar keep Babe Stern journeys from California to Burgundy, visiting cellars and tasting rooms from Beaune to Nuits-Saint-Georges in search of clues as to who may have killed prominent wine critic Richard Wilson, found dead in a vat of (very good) Cabernet Sauvignon. (FRA42, $14.95)

Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood


by Irene Nemirovsky

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Nemirovsky explores the passion of youth and ties of family in this exquisite short novel set in rural Burgundy in the years before WWII. (FRN711, $12.95)

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages


by Hella Haasse

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 594 PAGES

With a cast of thousands including Joan of Arc and the Dukes of Burgundy, this 1949 historical novel renders the political intrigue, people and texture of 15th-century Europe and of medieval court life during the Hundred Years War. (FRN86, $21.95)

The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in Year 1165

The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in Year 1165


by Allen French | Andew Wyeth

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 370 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

A classic tale of knights and robbers in the French countryside for young adults, much enhanced by Andrew Wyeth's incomparable illustrations. (FRN81, $15.95)

The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland


by Robert Harrison

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

The medieval French epic poem recalling the gory battle which took place in 778 (as Charlemagne's rear guard was ambushed by Saracens) this text offers important insights into Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval European history. Translated by Robert Harrison. (SPN271, $7.95)

The Botanist and the Vintner, How Wine Was Saved for the World

The Botanist and the Vintner, How Wine Was Saved for the World


by Christy Campbell

  • SCIENCE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 314 PAGES

In this witty book Campbell interweaves a dramatic tale of the devastation of vineyards in 1860's France with French cultural history and a tale of the mad scramble by scientists (along with witches, priests and mystics) to discover the cause and cure. The French were none too pleased that salvation (as well as the disease) came in the form of American root stock. (FRN497, $14.95)

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