Discover France

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Nicola Williams, Oliver Berry
Lonely Planet, 2010 - Travel - 408 pages
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Experience The Best of France
Make the most of your trip abroad – Lonely Planet’sfull colorDiscover guides highlight the best a country has to offer while still providing an authentic and memorable experience.

Full Color Throughout
Full of color images and maps – makes planning as inspiring as the journey itself
Color-coded navigation

Easy-To-Use Structure
Easy-to-use tools include: color-coded chapters, color thumb tabs, dynamic color spreads on major highlights and
Easy-to-read planning sections throughout

Highlights
Special front-of-book chapter on the top 25 can’t-miss experiences
Features the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences
Focuses on key cities and regions

Itineraries
Country-wide itineraries take you step by step though the country – broken out by interest, theme and length of trip
Region-specific itineraries help you plan more deeply for the regions you are most interested in

Local Experts
Major attractions include insights from local experts on what not to miss
  

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Contents

THIS IS FRANCE
10
FRANCES TOP ITINERARIES
31
HIGHLIGHTS
54
THE BEST
60
Tours
77
Drinking
88
DAY TRIPS
95
CHAMPAGNE
101
NORMANDY
155
Trouville Deauville
161
THE LOIRE CENTRAL
167
THE BEST
174
Blois
180
ARCHITECTURE
322
CAUGHT ON FILM
331
THE FRENCH
338

THE BEST
108
pernay
117
NORTHEASTERN FRANCE
123
BRITTANY NORMANDY
129
THE BEST
136
Fort de Paimpont
143
Roscoff
149
FRESHAIR FROLICS
349
SHOPPING
363
DIRECTORY
372
Holidays
378
TRANSPORT
384
NORTHEAST
398
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About the author (2010)

A British writer living in France, Nicola is well and truly spoilt. Home is a hillside house with Lake Geneva and Jura Mountain view in Messery, a village 20 minutes from the French-Swiss border in Haute-Savoie. The bug bit in 1990 when she bussed and boated it from Jakarta to East Timor to document the civil war there as a BA literature student at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Post-graduate studies in Islamic Societies & Cultures took her to London's School of Oriental & African Studies and on to North Wales to study journalism and report on local affairs for the North Wales Weekly News. In 1994 she moved to Latvia and travelled pretty much everywhere in the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus as features editor of the English-language newspaper Baltic Times and later editor-in-chief of the Vilnius-based In Your Pocket city-guide series - which was where Lonely Planet found her and she found her German husband, Matthias Luefkens.Nicola has lived in France since 1996. She has worked for Lonely Planet for 10 years and authored numerous titles including Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania; Romania & Moldova; France; The Loire; Provence & the CUte d'Azur; Italy; Milan, Turin & Genoa; and Tuscany & Umbria. Few people live in her favourite places in the world: the sand-sculpted Curonian Spit (Lithuania), Trossochs (Scotland) and Kiribati (South Pacific). Her top travel tip (for work) - walk to the end of every street; (for pleasure) - eat well, eat local and don't forget the coffee.

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