Discover France in 100 Destinations
In twelve thematic chapters dedicated to the places that define the heart of France, this book offers readers 100 “best of” destinations to the most beautiful, iconic, and evocative cities, sites, and landscapes.
Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, this book showcases the very best of France’s myriad delights us through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid castles, beautiful towns, great museums, and natural wonders. The compact, fully-illustrated book reveals France’s medieval treasures, its classical marvels, and the homes of its most celebrated creatives.
From the prehistoric drawings in the Lascaux caves to Avignon’s Papal Palace that was the seat of Western Christianity in the fourteenth century; from the Château de Cormatin in Burgundy to the Château d’Haroué in Lorraine; from Leonardo de Vinci’s house in the Loire Valley to the home of General de Gaulle; from lighthouse of Cordouan to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senan-both masterpieces of Renaissance architecture; from Monet’s gardens at Giverny that inspired his famous Water Lilies to the Maulévrier Japanese Oriental Garden; or from the coastal cities of Port-Cros in Provence and Ile-aux-Moines in Brittany to the great vineyards of France, this book introduces you to the very heart of France!
Curated by French historian Franck Ferrand, who is deeply passionate about the culture and beauty of France, this book offers a broad and in-depth introduction to the nation’s most fascinating locations, exploring all corners of country.