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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Cathedrals and Castles, The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

Cathedrals and Castles, 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 Oysters of Locmariaquer

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

by Eleanor Clark

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 203 PAGES

Winner of the 1965 National Book Award, this paper edition of Clark's pleasurable portrait of the hardy oystermen and byways of coastal Brittany is introduced by Mark Kurlansky. (FRN152, $13.99)

D-Day June 6, 1944

D-Day June 6, 1944

by Stephen Ambrose

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 655 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Ambrose's riveting popular account of the climactic battle of WWII. (FRN40, $19.99)

Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy

Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy

by Greg Ward

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 439 PAGES

An informative, detailed guide to Brittany and Normandy with a good overview of history and culture, including sections on Monet, D-Day and Mont-St-Michel. (FRN238, $21.99)

 
Battle of Normandy 1944 Map

Battle of Normandy 1944 Map


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2004
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

This historic reproduction shows battle dates, parachute drops and locations of Allied forces. (FRN264, $12.95)

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)

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)

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook


by Marie-Helene Girard | Anny Monet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

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

1066, The Year of the Conquest

1066, The Year of the Conquest


by David Howarth

  • HISTORY
  • 1981
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England. (GBR115, $15.00)

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)

D-Day

D-Day


by Antony Beevor

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES

A new account of the invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. (FRN828, $20.00)

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres


by Henry Brooks Adams

  • HISTORY
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

First published at the turn of the century, this classic work is a meditation on the medieval world as reflected through its most famous religious structures. (FRN44, $18.00)

Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist

Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist


by Sylvie Patin

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny. (FRN35, $14.95)

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc


by Mary Gordon

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

In elegant, insightful prose, novelist Gordon meditates on the courageous and complex young girl and the iconic status she has acquired. (FRN753, $15.00)

The Portrait


by Iain Pears

  • MYSTERY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

On a remote island off of Brittany, an art critic sits completely still and silent as his old friend paints his portrait and tells him the story of his long and tortured life in this eerie mystery. (FRN537, $15.00)

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