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Rhone River: Burgundy & Provence

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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

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

Paris to the Pyrenees

FRA41
David Downie
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
372
1605985562
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
David Downie's spirited book is haunted by the Gallo-Roman forebears of modern France. On ancient trails through the forests of the rugged Morvan, they continued across the celebrated wine country of Burgundy and the centuries-old Via Podiensis on the Way of Saint James.
$16.95

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

Rhone Valley Map

FRA221
Institut Geographique National
IGN
2010
1
2758523418
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This French-produced map of Provence's Rhone River Valley covers Lyon south to the Cote D'Azur. Full-color. One-sided. Includes insets of Lyon, Montpelier and Marseille. Scaled so that 1cm equals 2.5 kilometers.
$14.95

Rhone-Alpes Map 523

FRN255
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067135317
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Alps along the Italian and Swiss border from Geneva and Grenoble west to the Rhone, including Lyon and Valence.
$11.95

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRA345
Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2017
160
1465457348
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions in southern France.
$14.00

Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book French

FRA388
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2017
224
1465462678
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This attractive, illustrated phrasebook includes all the essentials for travelers to France, such as everyday phrases and instructions on how to order food, ask for the time and more. A handy, pocket-sized refence, it also includes a dictionary and pronunciation guide as well as a free app with helpful audio.
$7.95

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

Michelin Green Guide Burgundy / Jura

FRN164
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
448
2067223518
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style.
$22.99

The Roman Provence Guide

FRA05
Edwin Mullins
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
224
156656896X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Mullin's succinct history and guide to the many monuments, arches and other antiquities of Provincia Nostra, the first Roman territory outside Italy, covers the must-see archaeological sites of Provence and neighboring Languedoc in detail.
$20.00

Food Wine Burgundy

FRN838
David Downie
Little Bookroom
2009
384
1892145758
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Downie's highly selective guide to Burgundy's authentic eateries, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans and gourmet shops.
$29.95

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

Philip the Good, The Apogee of Burgundy

FRA26
Richard Vaughan
Boydell & Brewer
2008
456
0851159176
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A reissue of Vaughan's classic of Burgundian studies, covering the life and times of the ruler whose position and achievements made him the greatest magnate in Europe during what has been called The Burgundian Century.
$34.95

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

FRN75
Peter Abelard, Betty Radice (Translator)
Penguin
2004
309
0140448993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The correspondence of the famous 12th-century lovers, translated from the medieval French. This Penguin Classic edition translated by Betty Radice. Peter Abelard's "Historia Calamitatum" is a classic.
$16.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

FRN28
Michael Jacobs
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
299
0500289964
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With an excellent introduction to the history, culture, landscapes and pleasures of Southern France, this illustrated guide features 34 towns and villages across Provence from the Vaucluse to Bonnieux and Gordes, tranquil Alpine villages and southern vineyards.
$26.95

The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile

FRN806
Edwin Mullins
Perseus
2011
256
1933346329
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy of Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
$14.95

Vanished Kingdoms, How Nations Rise and Fall

EUR404
Norman Davies
Viking
2012
720
0143122959
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this marvelous tale of lost civilizations and the shifting fate of nations, historian Davies presents the stories of 14 now all-but-forgotten European states, including Aragon, Etruria and the Two Burgundies. Not just an intriguing look at history, these tales will also incite wanderlust.
$30.00

A Passion for Paris

FRA190
David Downie
St. Martin's Press
2015
320
1250043158
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asking why the City of Light is also the city of love, Downie embarks on a secular pilgrimage to the most romantic sites in Paris -- alluring parks, atmospheric cafes and inspiring vistas -- drawing on literary lights Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire and other great Romantics to aid him in his quixotic quest.
$26.99

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

FRN687
Georgeanne Brennan
Lightning Source
2007
209
0156033240
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
1
0
Marvelously frank about daily chores and the decidedly unglamorous business of raising goats and pigs, Brennan lards her earthy tale of the rural life with recipes, one per chapter.
$15.95

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

My Life in France

FRN596
Julia Child
Doubleday
2007
317
0307277690
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Child's characteristically ebullient record of Paris and Provence, her many friends, family and memorable meals, in the years after WWII, turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as husband Paul).
$16.00

Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

FRN522
David Downie
Broadway Books
2011
303
0976925109
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Downie's irreverent ode to his adopted home takes the form of 31 short sketches on the history, people and places of Paris.
$15.00

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

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

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

William Tell: One Against an Empire, A Swiss Legend

SWZ20
Paul Storrie
Lerner Publishing Group
2009
32
1580138284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The classic tale of a Swiss hunter facing a terrible choice, as a graphic novel for ages 9-11.
$8.95

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

Heidi

SWZ32
Johanna Spyri
Sterling Publishing Company
2006
263
0517189674
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original.
$9.95

More Books

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

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

Hotel du Lac

SWZ05
Anita Brookner
Vintage Books
1995
184
0679759328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Funny, stylish and spellbinding, Brookner's novel tracks the story of a romance novelist seeking evasive peace and quiet at the luxurious Hotel du Lac in Switzerland. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$15.95

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of Burgundy

FRN80
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
1998
224
0500018626
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Divided geographically, this handsome book is an illustrated portrait of the region, its landscape, architecture and people. With maps, a travel guide and 260 photographs.
$40.00

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

FRN92
Noel Riley Fitch
W. W. Norton & Company
1985
447
0393302318
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid portrait of life among intellectual expatriates in post-WWI Paris.
$21.95

Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, Recipes Inspired by Her Farmhouse in France

FRN114
Patricia Wells
Scribner
1999
355
0684863286
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Award-winning cookbook writer and critic Patricia Wells takes her knowledge of French cuisine to the home kitchen in this collection, larded with tales of friends, feasts and food.
$24.00

Solo Faces

ALP14
James Salter
North Point Press
1998
218
0865473218
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of an American climber who, dissatisfied with his everyday life, travels to the Alps of southern France to tackle mountain peaks. The prose is glorious and the mountain-climbing scenes are as vivid as they get. Much of the action takes place in and around Chamonix.
$15.00

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

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

Chamonix, Mont Blanc Massif (East)

FRN314
IGN
IGN
2012
1
2113630028
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fabulously detailed topographic map (scale 1:25,000) shows the eastern portion of the Mont Blanc group.
$24.95

Lac d'Annecy Map

FRN489
IGN
IGN
2003
1
2113431033
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed walking map of Lake D'Annecy and the immediate surroundings with travel information.
$16.95

The Botanist and the Vintner, How Wine Was Saved for the World

FRN497
Christy Campbell
Algonguin
2006
314
1565125282
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
In this witty book Campbell interweaves a dramatic tale of the devastation of vineyards in 1860's France with French cultural history and a tale of the mad scramble by scientists (along with witches, priests and mystics) to discover the cause and cure. The French were none too pleased that salvation (as well as the disease) came in the form of American root stock.
$14.95

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

Breakfast in Burgundy, A Hungry Irishman in the Belly of France

FRA177
Raymond Blake
Skyhorse
2014
272
1629144746
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Irish wine writer Raymond Blake is obsessed with the Pinot Noir grape and follows his fancy to Burgundy, France. This fun and fancy free travel narrative finds Blake and his wife purchasing a house in the region, then emptying their wallets in a search for the perfect glass.
$22.95