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This magnificently illustrated and illuminating coffee-table volume gathers the unique story of over 55 of France’s most beautiful wine villages, and provides information about these communities and their history, wines, and grape varieties. From Chablis to Sancerre to St-Emilion to Ménerbes, it explores the character and geography of the different regions with more than 200 beautiful color photographs, along with useful boxes and illustrations to highlight wine facts about each village.
Draw inspiration from the country s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France s private gardens from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alpes to the island paradise of Corsica. From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary this unique tour of France through forty-four private gardens draws upon the country s extraordinarily rich biodiversity and offers manifold ideas for the home gardener. With their singular passion, the gardeners featured here share tips and visual inspiration from the post-impressionist painter who created his own Giverny-inspired water lily garden to the couple who transformed an abandoned seventeenth-century farm into a garden wonderland with regal topiaries. A medieval garden still flourishes with medicinal, aromatic, and tinctorial plants. Wisteria-laden archways add romance while French boxwood plantings add charm with formal symmetry. The incredible diversity of plants that thrive in France honeysuckle to aloe, peonies to irises, maples to cedars, wild herbs to cacti, dahlias to rhododendrons, hydrangeas to roses offer inspiration for gardeners everywhere.The book is completed with a list of addresses for organizing a visit to the featured gardens."
Discover the magic of Luxembourg with this homage to the country's rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful landscapes. Steeped in history, the small baroque country of Luxembourg is one of the few remaining hidden treasures of Europe. With a 1,000-year-old heritage, including the old city fortifications and ruins that are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this landlocked nation--best known as a center for banking and telecommunications--offers a surprisingly rich diversity of natural wonders. This volume leads the reader through Luxembourg's picturesque countryside, unveiling the nation's fascinating history, culture, and geography, and includes a detailed guide to the best cultural, gastronomic, and historical experiences, along with an agenda of annual events and festivities.
In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Dordogne and Southwest France (including Bordeaux, the Basque Country, and Paris with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Southwest France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Dordogne and the Best of Southwest France: One of the hottest destinations in France, the Dordogne is a stone-cottage pastoral studded with fairy-tale castles, storybook villages, and France’s top prehistoric sights. The wines of Bordeaux are the standard against which others are measured. They've made the city rich and the owners of its vineyards, like Château Mouton-Rothschild, even richer. The Basque Country will put you under its spell, whether you head for Bay of Biscay resorts like Biarritz, coastal villages such as St-Jean-De-Luz, or the Pyrenean peaks. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
Insight Guide Southwest France is a comprehensive travel guide to this beautiful corner of France, with evocative photography bringing to life its people and landscape. Our inspirational Best of Southwest France section highlights the region's unmissable sights and experiences, while essays by local writers immerse you in the history, culture and way of life of this largely rural region, taking in its lush countryside, dramatic gorges, medieval villages, prehistoric cave art, and food and wine, with a range of special features homing in on topics such as truffles, the Basques and bullrunning. Fourteen Places chapters then take you on an inspirational trip from Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast, through the Basque Country and the Pyrenees, and on to French Catalonia on the shores of the Mediterranean. Plentiful full-colour maps show you the way around, with major sights and areas of interest plotted and cross-referenced to the text. Finally, the Travel Tips cover all your practical needs, with a wealth of information to help you plan your trip and our selection of the best hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars.
From the Belle poque sweep of Nice's promenade des Anglais to Romanesque cathedrals and medieval hill villages, the French Riviera offers an intriguing mix of the grandiose and the intimate along with a variety of architecture. Explore Nice and the French Riviera is part of a new series and is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as Nice and its famous food market, Monaco's grand casino, the exquisite perched villages of ze and Roquebrune, myriad modern art museums as well as the best spots for people- and yacht-watching. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to the Riviera's Provenal cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well as an overview of the region's famous festival scene. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the essence and the much-painted light of the Riviera.
Author : J. Russell Harper
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Since its first appearance in 1967, Russell Harper's classic study of Canadian painting has been recognized as the outstanding authority on the subject. This edition provides a comprehensive survey, generously illustrated, of three centuries of Canadian painting from its beginnings in the seventeenth century. Through a lively combination of entertaining anecdotes, descriptions of the cultural background, biographical accounts, and critical judgement, the reader comes to know intimately the artists, their paintings, and their environments. Included are 173 reproductions - 45 added since the first addition. They all ow the reader to see representative works from all periods, and provide a visual record of the cultural and social history of Canada.
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.