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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)

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)

Cadogan Guide The Dordogne, Lot & Bordeaux

Cadogan Guide The Dordogne, Lot & Bordeaux

by Michael Pauls | Dana Facaros

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to the region from Bordeaux to Toulouse with detailed information on cultural attractions, history and travel planning. (FRN224, $19.95)

Bordeaux Map

Bordeaux Map

by IGN

  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

This magnificently detailed city map includes a separate 68-page index. 1:13,000. (FRN295, $9.95)

 
Bordeaux Wine Region Map

Bordeaux Wine Region Map


by IGN

  • 2006
  • MAP

A regional map of Bordeaux, shown at a scale of 1:250,000. (FRN203, $12.95)

Bordeaux, A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines


by Robert M., Jr. Parker

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 1264 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Parker's wine bible, organized geographically, includes every chateaux in Bordeaux. (FRN876, $60.00)

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)

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)

The Finest Wines of Bordeaux, A Regional Guide to the Best Chateaux and Their Wines

The Finest Wines of Bordeaux, A Regional Guide to the Best Chateaux and Their Wines


by James Lawther

  • FOOD
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Master of Wine Lawther gives readers inside knowledge of 90 chateaux of the Bordeaux region, covering the winemakers, properties, history and, of course, the wines. (FRN920, $39.95)

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)

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age


by William Manchester

  • HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 322 PAGES

Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther. (EUR06, $16.00)

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

The Autumn of the Middle Ages


by Johan Huizinga

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 467 PAGES

A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well translated classic is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands. (EUR17, $30.00)

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)

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)

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)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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