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Eyewitness Guide Dordogne

Eyewitness Guide Dordogne

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This outstanding guide to exploring Southwest France features hundreds of color illustrations, local and regional maps and site diagrams. (FRN580, $25.00)

The Cave Painters

The Cave Painters

by Gregory Curtis

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

In this tale of art, paleontology and discovery, Curtis introduces the masterworks of cave art in France and Spain, visiting Altamira, Lascaux, Les Trois-Freres, Cosquer, Chauvet and others. (FRN620, $15.95)

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)

Dordogne Map D24

Dordogne Map D24

by IGN

  • 2010
  • MAP

Centered on Perigueux, this French-made map covers the Dordogne at a scale of 1:200,000. (FRN60, $9.95)

 
Cave Art, A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe

Cave Art, A Guide to the Decorated Ice Age Caves of Europe


by Paul Bahn

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

An authoritative, illustrated guide to exploring 50 caves in England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as relevant museums and centers. Half of the book is devoted to cave art in France. (EUR282, $24.95)

Footprint Dordogne & the Lot


by Michael Pauls

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A detailed, comprehensive guide in the Footprint series. With practical information on accommodations, food, events and sights. Perfect for the independent traveler. (FRN896, $21.95)

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)

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)

Michelin Green Guide Dordogne Berry Limousin

Michelin Green Guide Dordogne Berry Limousin


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style. (FRN15, $21.99)

Families of the Vine, Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France

Families of the Vine, Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France


by Michael S. Sanders

  • FOOD
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 265 PAGES

A delightful, informative portrait of a venerable winemaking family in southwest France -- and the stylish, savory wines of Clos Triguedina -- by an American chef who lived in the region. (FRN479, $13.95)

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)

Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves, Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne

Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves, Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne


by Kimberly Lovato

  • FOOD
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 247 PAGES

Lovato guides readers through the southwest of France via the menus, markets, restaurants and farms of the region. Featuring authentic recipes and lovely full-color photographs, this book will appeal to both travelers and cooks. (FRN867, $29.95)

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)

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings


by Amy Kelly

  • HISTORY
  • 1974
  • PAPER
  • 443 PAGES

A spirited, meticulously researched chronicle that recreates the life and world of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 12th-century Europe. A Harvard University Press Classic, first published in 1950. (FRN129, $30.50)

South-West France, The Wines and Winemakers

South-West France, The Wines and Winemakers


by Paul Strang

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

In this sparkling introduction to a region, winner of the 2009 GOURMAND "Best Wine Atlas/Tourism Book in the World" award, Strang covers the South-West with expertise and enthusiasm providing a history of the wine industry and introducing readers to a wine-lover's paradise that seems to defy globalization. With 70 color illustrations. (FRN795, $57.95)

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)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams


by Werner Herzog

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • DVD

Herzog was granted unprecedented access to Chauvet, home to cave paintings believed to be the oldest human artwork ever found, for this contemplative documentary. (FRN994, $27.98)

Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time


by Norbert Aujoulat

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A striking tour of the magnificent prehistoric cave of Lascaux, with 100 stunning full-page color photographs, maps and explanatory diagrams. (FRN232, $70.00)

Stepping-Stones, A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

Stepping-Stones, A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne


by Christine Desdemaines-Hugon

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A leading expert on Paleolithic paintings, Desdemaines-Hugon brings insight and scholarship to this overview of the art and artistry of Font de Gaume, Combarelles, Rouffignac, Cap Blanc and Bernifall. (FRN911, $28.00)

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)

Bruno, Chief of Police

Bruno, Chief of Police


by Martin Walker

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Convincingly set in rural France, Martin Walker's gripping whodunit, Perigord style, has a charming detective, an irresistible female police officer, a complex and timely crime and a marvelous sense of the cafes, markets, bakeries and people of the Dordogne. (FRN811, $14.95)

Deadly Slipper

Deadly Slipper


by Michelle Wan

  • MYSTERY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 301 PAGES

Wan crafts a suspenseful, elegant tale of food, romance and murder out of a search for a long-lost woman in the Dordogne. (FRN631, $15.95)

Death in the Truffle Wood

Death in the Truffle Wood


by Pierre Magnan

  • MYSTERY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A deft mystery, combining humor, an atmospheric setting in rural Provence and murder. Magnan evokes the folkways and traditions of Banon, a heretofore quiet village devoted to truffles. (FRN671, $15.99)

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)

The Orchid Shroud

The Orchid Shroud


by Michelle Wan

  • MYSTERY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In the second suspenseful novel in the Death in Dordogne series, Mara Dunn again teams with orchidologist Julian Wood, this time to investigate the case of an infant murdered more than 100 years ago. (FRN870, $13.95)

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