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Eyewitness Guide France

Eyewitness Guide France

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 672 PAGES

This superb guide to all of France features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. (FRN01, $30.00)

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
  • BEST SELLER

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)

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)

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)

France Map

France Map

by Michelin

  • MAP

A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000. (FRN07, $12.95)

 
France Adventure Map

France Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2012
  • MAP

One in the growing series of excellent maps, printed on water- and tear-resistant paper. (FRA36, $11.95)

Art + Paris Impressionists & Post-Impressionist

Art + Paris Impressionists & Post-Impressionist


by Inc. Museyon

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 319 PAGES

This handy guide to Impressionist painting in Paris and Normandy features biographies of major artists, museum tour guides and walking tours of places where painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and Caillebotte lived and worked. (FRA73, $19.95)

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best


by Fodor's

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light. (FRN41, $13.99)

Frommer's 2015 France

Frommer's 2015 France


by Margie Rynn

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout. (FRA140, $22.95)

Lonely Planet France

Lonely Planet France


by Steve Fallon

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 1012 PAGES

What have they been waiting for! The first two Lonely Planet all-color country guides are head-and-shoulders above their forebears: not just brighter but easier to use with real maps, crisp red icons for sections on sleeping, eating, shopping and activities, and well-deployed color throughout; proper and place names, for example, stand out from the text in teal. Naturally, they feature the usual Lonely Planet trademark attention to detail. With a bonus pullout map of Paris. (FRN235, $26.99)

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)

Lonely Planet Paris

Lonely Planet Paris


by Steve Fallon

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

This practical guide to Paris features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information. (FRN374, $20.99)

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide


by Laura Morelli

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Both a fascinating history of France's artisanal legacy and an insider's shopping guide, the book includes illustrations, maps, a primer on French shopping culture and craft festivals. (FRN706, $24.95)

Rough Guide France

Rough Guide France


by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 1268 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to France, covering history, art, music and culture in detail. With a region-by-region overview of attractions and practical travel information. (FRN183, $27.99)

Xenophobe's Guide to the French

Xenophobe's Guide to the French


by Nick Yapp

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining. (FRA10, $7.95)

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)

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating


by Ann Mah

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 273 PAGES

New to Paris and with her diplomatic husband called away, Ann Mah (not unlike Julia Child once upon a time) explores France though 10 of its iconic regional dishes, from Brittany (crepes) to Provence (soupe au pistou) and Languedoc (cassoulet). Recipes included! (FRA70, $25.95)

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food


by Adam Gopnik

  • FOOD
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Gopnik's delectable social history traces America's "table ancestry" to 18th-century France, birthplace of modern taste and the restaurant. He also urges us not to forget the deeper value of what goes on around the table. (FRN968, $15.95)

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)

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down


by Rosecrans Baldwin

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 286 PAGES

A take on living in Paris by a young American novelist. (FRA01, $26.00)

Speak the Culture France

Speak the Culture France


by Andrew Whittaker

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 295 PAGES

This helpful guide with a sense of humor provides an overview of historic and contemporary French culture, including literature, performing arts, fashion, communications and, of course, food. (FRN885, $24.95)

The Book of Absinthe, A Cultural History

The Book of Absinthe, A Cultural History


by Phil Baker

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

An entertaining cultural history of "The Green Fairy," from the drink's origins as an herbal tonic through its intoxicating heyday in European cities of the late 19th century. (FRN962, $14.00)

The Discovery of France

The Discovery of France


by Graham Robb

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Winner of the 2008 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, Robb's erudite portrait, the result of time both in the library and on his bicycle, marvelously illuminates the rural byways, history and charting of France. (FRN770, $17.95)

The Sun King

The Sun King


by Nancy Mitford

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

An opulent, celebrated biography of Louis XIV. Gracefully written in a witty, conversational style, Mitford's book brings Versailles to vibrant life. (FRN33, $16.95)

Birth of Impressionism, Masterpieces from the Musee D'orsay

Birth of Impressionism, Masterpieces from the Musee D'orsay


by Guy (E Cogeval

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 255 PAGES

Drawn from the stunning collection of Paris's Musee d'Orsay, this book documents the emergence and influence of the Impressionist movement with one hundred works by masters of nineteenth-century French painting. ncludes the work of such artists as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Cezanne, Morisot, Degas and many others. (ART141, $55.00)

The Impressionists at Home

The Impressionists at Home


by Pamela Todd

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER

An illustrated, authoritative social history of the French impressionists and their homes. With biographies, 175 photographs and information on homes and gardens open to the public. (FRN600, $35.00)

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast


by Ernest Hemingway

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 211 PAGES

A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness. (FRN26, $15.00)

A Year in Provence

A Year in Provence


by Peter Mayle

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France. (FRN19, $14.95)

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)

My Life in France

My Life in France


by Julia Child

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

Child's characteristically ebullient record of Paris and Provence, her many friends, family and memorable meals, in the years after WWII, turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as husband Paul). (FRN596, $16.00)

Talk to the Snail, Ten Commandments to Understanding the French

Talk to the Snail, Ten Commandments to Understanding the French


by Stephen Clarke

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

Clarke's essays on France and the French, as witty as they are useful, combine a guide to cultural understanding with some perfectly rendered, entertaining and tongue-in-cheek notes on how to speak proper French. (FRN643, $15.95)

Two Towns in Provence

Two Towns in Provence


by M. F. K. Fisher

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1983
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking these two favorite places with anecdote and loving description. (FRN27, $18.95)

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast


by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he presented. (FRN916, $15.00)

Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert's Parrot


by Julian Barnes

  • LITERATURE
  • 1990
  • PAPER

A solitary widower obsesses on life, art, the difficulty of knowing another person and, of course, Flaubert. (FRN990, $15.00)

France in Mind

France in Mind


by Alice Powers

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This wonderful selection of essays, excerpts and stories filters the experience of being in France through the lens of 33 British and American writers. (FRN384, $16.95)

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by William Rodarmor

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France--not just Paris--by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon. (FRN767, $14.95)

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)

Suite Francaise

Suite Francaise


by Irene Nemirovsky

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 431 PAGES

Rediscovered after 60 years, Nemirovsky's two lustrous novellas capture the rhythms and peculiarities of daily life in German-occupied France with warmth and wit. (FRN642, $15.00)

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