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Artistic Impressions: Monte Carlo to Paris

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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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Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

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

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

Eyewitness Guide France

FRN01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440178
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

France Map

FRN07
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067123157
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.99

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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).
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

Provence A-Z

FRN619
Peter Mayle
Alfred Knopf
2008
304
1400095697
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A companion to all things Provencal, from bouillabaisse to lavender and vinaigre, by the British expatriate and Francophile Peter Mayle.
$15.95

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

FRN755
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
2003
351
1402200455
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.
$21.99

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Cezanne

FRN508
Mary Tompkins Lewis
Phaidon Press
2001
352
0714835153
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A well-illustrated introduction to Cezanne's life and works in the stimulating Art and Ideas series by Phaidon, featuring 193 color and 13 black and white illustrations.
$29.95

Cezanne and Provence, The Painter and His Culture

FRN554
Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
University of Chicago Press
2003
334
0226423085
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This thorough study of Cezanne's work takes as its jumping-off point his 1886 move from Paris to his native Aix-en-Provence. The author uses the history and culture of Provence to provide a fresh analysis of the landscape's influence on the painter's technique.
$65.00

Cezanne, Father of 20th Century Art

FRN168
Michel Hoog, Rosemary Stonehewer (Translator)
Harry N. Abrams
1994
175
0810928795
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size biography of Cezanne, discussing the painter's monumental influence on the development of 20th-century art, featuring color illustrations and excerpts from the artist's writings.
$12.95

Matisse and Picasso, The Story of their Rivalry and Friendship

ART20
Jack Flam
Hachette
2003
288
081339046X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.
$17.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

The Private Lives of the Impressionists

FRA16
Sue Roe
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
356
0060545593
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Roe shows the Impressionists in the studios of Paris, rural lanes of Montmartre and rowdy riverside bars as Paris underwent Baron Haussmann's spectacular transformation.
$17.99

A Year in Provence

FRN19
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1991
207
0679731148
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Dear Theo, The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

NTH88
Irving Stone (Editor)
Plume
1995
480
0452275040
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This collection of letters from the troubled artist to his brother offers an illuminating gaze into Van Gogh’s passion for art while revealing his dramatic personal struggles.
$17.00

Renoir, My Father

ART10
Jean Renoir
NYRB
2001
437
0940322773
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The great filmmaker's portrait of his father remains the standard biography of the Impressionist master -- personable, informative and affectionate. With 12 color plates.
$19.95

Two Towns in Provence

FRN27
M. F. K. Fisher
Vintage Books
1983
208
0394716310
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
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.
$18.95

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN767
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513189
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon.
$14.95

It All Began in Monte Carlo

FRN905
Elizabeth Adler
St. Martin's Press
2011
384
0312385153
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly find romance, intrigue and stolen diamonds in the south of France in this sunny follow-up to Adler's There's Something About St. Tropez. Ideal for fans of romance novels.
$25.99

The Masterpiece

FRN227
Emile Zola
Oxford University Press
2008
428
0192839632
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Zola's novel tells of the downfall of a painter in 19th-century Paris, based on his childhood friend Cezanne. This classic is evocative of the artistic life in turn-of-the-century France. It was also the novel that would end their friendship.
$12.95

The Unknown Masterpiece, And, Gambara

FRA15
Honore de Balzac
NYRB
2001
135
0940322749
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Balzac’s story of a painter who struggles to be understood by his contemporaries has inspired artists of the stature of Cézanne, Picasso and Henry James. Published here alongside Gambara, a novella which elucidates a musician's descent into madness.
$14.95

More Books

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

FRN21
M.F.K. Fisher
Touchstone
1992
159
0671755145
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$13.95

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

FRN86
Hella Haasse
Academy Chicago
1991
594
089733356X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.95

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

FRN129
Amy Kelly
Harvard University Press
1974
443
0674242548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$33.00

French Dirt, The Story of a Garden in the South of France

FRN417
Richard Goodman
Algonguin
2002
203
1565123522
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Another story of a foreigner transplanted to the south of France. This captivating tale, set near Avignon, is noteworthy for Goodman's willingness to work, passion for horticulture and frank portrait of his neighbors.
$13.00

Murder in the Marais

FRN561
Cara Black
Soho Press
2016
384
1616957301
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Literate and thrilling, with a strong sense of the geography and flavor of Paris, the first in a series of mysteries starring Aimee Ledoc shows off the French-American detective's wit and wile. The series continues with Murder in Belleville (FRN562), Murder in the Sentier (FRN563) and many more.
$9.99

France from the Air

FRN598
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Harry N. Abrams
2006
340
0810959526
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This spectacular book of photographs, one in a series by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, showcases the rivers, fields, landscapes and cities of France in a series of dramatic low-altitude shots. With a introductory history and descriptive captions.
$55.00

French Feast, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN970
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2011
248
0982785216
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging selection of 30 short stories by French authors, each of which evokes food in its own way. A fascinating, kaleidoscopic portrait of France and French culture.
$14.95

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99

The Family Under the Bridge

FRN313
Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1989
123
0064402509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Medal winning book for children ages 9-12 is a charming, wonderfully human story recounting the Parisian adventures of the hobo Armand and the three homeless children who make him shed his grumpy ways.
$5.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

This is Paris

FRN466
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310635
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
First published in 1958, this is a facsimile edition of Sasek's classic portrait of Paris for children. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and other attractions are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations. Ages 4-8.
$17.95