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The Road to Santiago

SPN209
Kathryn Harrison
National Geographic
2003
176
0792237455
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The novelist's personal and meditative account of journeys along the Route of St. James, from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela.
$20.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

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

The Cave Painters

FRN620
Gregory Curtis
Alfred Knopf
2007
288
1400078873
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Midi Pyrenees Map 525

FRN163
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
2
2067135333
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed (1:200,000), frequently updated regional map of the central Pyrenees, centered on Toulouse.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast

FRN580
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
320
1465440968
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide to exploring Southwest France features hundreds of color illustrations, local and regional maps and site diagrams.
$25.00

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees

FRN915
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2010
224
1852846089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to walking GR 65, the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. As well as giving step by step directions, the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical trave
$22.95

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

FRN479
Michael S. Sanders
HarperCollins
2006
265
0060559659
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

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
$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

Little Saint

FRN420
Hannah Green
Modern Library
2001
300
0375757473
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A reverential account of the traditions and lore of Conques in south-central France, interweaving folklore with historical documents and the author's own encounters with modern villagers.
$19.00

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

FRN994
Werner Herzog
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
6314476240
DVD
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Herzog was granted unprecedented access to Chauvet, home to cave paintings believed to be the oldest human artwork ever found, for this contemplative documentary.
$27.98

Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

FRN232
Norbert Aujoulat
Harry N. Abrams
2005
208
0810959003
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
A striking tour of the magnificent prehistoric cave of Lascaux, with 100 stunning full-page color photographs, maps and explanatory diagrams.
$70.00

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

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 pricele
$19.00

Pilgrimage to the End of the World, The Road to Santiago de Campostela

SPN220
Conrad Rudolph
University of Chicago Press
2004
144
0226731278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An engaging, literary account of 11 weeks of travels from Le Puy along the way of St. James, 1,000 miles all told.
$17.00

The Pilgrimage, A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom

SPN47
Paulo Coelho
HarperCollins
1995
272
006251279X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Portuguese author's experiences along the historic Road to Santiago.
$15.99

Travels with My Donkey

SPN242
Tim Moore
St. Martin's Press
2006
328
0312320833
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this wickedly comic account of grand adventures on the 500-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela with a French-speaking donkey, Moore salts his anecdotes of fellow travelers and grand adventures with an account of the history and culture of the med
$16.99

The Lost Upland, Stories of Southwest France

FRN11
W.S. Merwin
Counterpoint
2016
320
1619027747
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Three richly evocative stories of life in a Dordogne village by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Merwin, one of our finest living poets. Originally published in 1992, the book is steeped in history, food and personality.
$16.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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Accounting for Taste, The Triumph of French Cuisine

FRN691
Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson
University of Chicago Press
2006
262
0226243249
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A penetrating look at the evolution of the food of France into "French cuisine," a benchmark for international cooking and shorthand for high culture. Ferguson explores the history and personalities that brought about this revolution in taste.
$33.00

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420

EUR01
Georges Duby
University of Chicago Press
1983
320
0226167704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic.
$28.00

At Home in France

FRN215
Ann Barry
Lightning Source
1997
247
0345407873
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Tales of an American and Her House Abroad," this account of life in a small village in southwestern France is shot through with Barry's irony and New York outlook on life.
$19.00

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$32.00

Auvergne Map

FRN607
IGN
IGN
2006
2
2110051337
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Auvergne from Moulins south to Aurillac and Le Puy-en-Velay, at a scale of 1:250,000.
$11.95

Auvergne-Limousin Map 522

FRN62
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067135309
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map at a scale of 1:200,000
$11.95

Becoming Human, Evolution and Human Uniqueness

NAT45
Ian Tattersall
Harcourt Books
1999
258
0156006537
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Ian Tattersall provides a wide-ranging tour of human origins and culture from the point of view of anthropology.
$15.95

Blue Guide Southwest France

FRN53
Delia Gray-Durant
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
648
0393328937
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide with a strong focus on history and architecture, including the region's prehistoric caves and grottos, splendid medieval towns, castles and cathedrals.
$28.95

Bordeaux Wine Region Map

FRN203
IGN
IGN
2006
1
2118300719
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Bordeaux, shown at a scale of 1:210,000.
$19.95

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Companion Guide Gascony and Dordogne

FRN06
Richard Barber
Boydell & Brewer
2002
348
1900639270
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, personable guide, organized as a series of walking tours and featuring neighborhood maps, illustrations and excellent recommendations on food and wine.
$34.95

Deadly Slipper

FRN631
Michelle Wan
Vintage Books
2006
301
1400079527
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Wan crafts a suspenseful, elegant tale of food, romance and murder out of a search for a long-lost woman in the Dordogne.
$15.95

Death in the Truffle Wood

FRN671
Pierre Magnan
St. Martin's Press
2008
208
0312367198
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

A Distant Mirror, The Calamitous 14th Century

FRN212
Barbara Tuchman
Ballantine Books
1987
0345349571
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Tuchman's celebrated history of Europe before the Renaissance, a time of both splendor and war, taking in the crusades, the Plague and other monumental events of the time.
$18.95

Divisadero

FRN665
Michael Ondaatje
Vintage Books
2007
273
0307266354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ondaatje weaves several stories into an interconnected, lushly depicted tale of family, desire and dislocation in this novel, which moves back-and-forth in time from San Francisco to Nevada's casinos and, eventually, to south-central France.
$16.00

Dordogne Map D24

FRN60
IGN
IGN
2013
1
2118100728
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Centered on Perigueux, this French-made map covers the Dordogne at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRN18
Roger Williams
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465437649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is an illustrated, colorful guide to the art and architecture, literature, history and attractions of Provence. With photographs and site plans, maps and sections on the Riviera, the Var, Bouches-du-Rhone, Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
$23.00

France and the French, A Modern History

FRN573
Rod Kedward
Overlook Press
2007
736
1585678813
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A sweeping, in-depth history of France from 1900 to the present day, from the disasterous world wars to the crumbling of the empire to France's modern place in the European Union.
$24.95

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

French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

FRN520
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
360
1465436308
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of le corps (body) to the vocabulary of la buanderie (utility room).
$14.95

From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and its Restaurant

FRN478
Michael S. Sanders
HarperCollins
2003
322
0060959207
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Sanders captures the routines and traditions of life in a small village in this warmly observed account of a year in the kitchen of La Recreation in Les Argues (Cahors).
$13.99

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Henri Matisse 1869-1954, Master of Color

ART45
Volkmar Essers
Taschen
2000
96
382285977X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This slim book features 300 color reproductions of Matisse's work along with brief accompanying text.
$9.99

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

FRN471
Philip P. Hallie
HarperCollins Publishers
1994
336
0060925175
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting account of the people of people of Le Chambon and their remarkable efforts on behalf of the Jews of the village during the horrors of WWII.
$14.99

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Michelin Green Guide Dordogne Berry Limousin

FRN15
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
432
2067204181
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$21.99

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres

FRN44
Henry Brooks Adams
Penguin
1986
398
0140390545
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

EUR32
Barry W. Cunliffe (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2001
532
0192854410
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Dozens of experts contributed essays to this illustrated account of the sweep of early human history in Europe, from the Paleolithic to the fall of the Roman Empire, featuring 300 well-integrated maps, photographs and site plans.
$34.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple French

FRN523
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
074350951X
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic French, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Prehistoric Art in Europe

EUR02
N.K. Sanders
Yale University Press
1992
508
0300052863
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An overview of European prehistoric art, well-illustrated with black-and-white photos, line drawings and maps. This book places the cave art in southwestern France within the larger context of prehistoric art.
$45.00

Short Stories in French

FRN594
Richard Coward (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2001
214
0140265430
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From Daniel Boulanger's exploration of revenge and the desire for recognition in "The Hunter's Cafe," to Alain Gerber's brief and poetic "You Never Die," these stories make good reading in any language. A volume in New Penguin Parallel Texts.
$16.00

Timeline

FRN135
Michael Crichton
Ballantine Books
2000
496
0345417623
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Crichton's blockbuster fantasy combines time travel and adventures in Medieval France. A fast-paced, remarkably well-researched introduction to 14th-century Dordogne and Perigord.
$7.99

The Tour De France, A Cultural History

FRN584
C. S. Thompson
University of California Press
2008
406
0520256301
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively, engaging history of the famous cycling event goes beyond a simple history of the race to consider the Tour de France and its meaning in a wider cultural context.
$29.95

Vincent Van Gogh, The Passionate Eye

FRN29
Pascal Bonafoux
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
175
0500300143
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
From Paris to Asnieres, Amsterdam and Provence, this jewel of a book traces the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh, the spirited, self-destructive painter who celebrated the south of France. Engaging, compact and illustrated with hundreds of photographs.
$15.95

Vive La Revolution, A Stand-up History of the French Revolution

FRN609
Mark Steel
Consortium
2006
193185937X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This "stand-up history" hits all the major points of the French revolution in a distinctly unique (and hilarious) style. Steel, as you might guess, is a British comedian with a flair for history.
$15.00

Walking in France, Exploring France's Great Towns And Finest Landscapes on Foot

FRN533
John Souter, Gillian Souter
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
288
1566566193
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A wonderful guide for the independent traveler, featuring walks in a variety of French locations and settings.
$20.00

Walking in the Dordogne

FRN516
Janet Norton
Cicerone
2005
224
1852844159
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of the region and practical guide to 30 recommended walks in the Dordogne, taking in villages, chateaux and other local spots.
$22.95

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

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

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

For Kids

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

Worth Looking For

French or Foe?

FRN54
Polly Platt
Distribooks
2003
292
0964668424
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With humor, directness and great insight, this compact book is an expert and entertaining guide to the French and how to get along with them. The expanded third edition addresses France's romance with cell phones and includes a short chapter of recent vig
$16.95