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  1. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris

    The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris

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    “Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday

    Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d’Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’smany charms. Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself. Learn More

  2. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast
  3. Paris: Portrait of a City

    Paris: Portrait of a City

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    The vivid history of the capital of love and photography

    A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography. It was on the banks of the Seine that Niepce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since, developing a distinctive language and becoming a vital tool of knowledge.

    Paris, Portrait of a City leads us through what Goethe described as “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street.” This history is recounted in photographs, all the way from Daguerre’s incunabula to the most recent images. In fact, Paris can claim to be the only city in the world whose archives house an almost complete record of over a century and a half of transformations. This huge panorama of nearly 600 pages and as many photographs makes Paris, Portrait of a City unique. This book brings together the past and the present, the monumental and the everyday, objects and people. Thanks to images captured by the most illustrious photographers – Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassaï, Kertész, Ronis, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson and many more – but also by many unknown amateurs, these pages show the essential workings of a human drama acted out on the stage of history. These visions attempt to bottle just a little of that “Parisian air”, something of that particular poetry given out by the stones and inhabitants of a constantly changing city that has inspired untold numbers of writers and artists over the ages.

    Presenting an exciting patchwork of images from past and present, Paris, Portrait of a City is a huge and unique photographic study that, in a way, is the true family album of all Parisians. It is to them, and to all lovers of this capital city, that this vibrant, loving and tender testimony is dedicated.

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  4. Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James

    Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James

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    Part adventure story, part cultural history the author of Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light explores the phenomenon of pilgrimage along the age-old Way of Saint James in France

    Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths—a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela—“The Way” for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration. More than 200,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way. 32 pages of color photographs by Alison Harris. 32 pages of color photographs Learn More
  5. Frommer's France (Frommer's Color Complete)

    Frommer's France (Frommer's Color Complete)

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    Full-color throughout

    Free full-color, foldout map

    Completely updated

  6. Our local authors blend late-breaking developments, including the best new restaurants in Paris and Lyon, with tips for visiting France's most enduring attractions, such as Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy among other regions.
  7. Frommer's France includes custom itineraries for families and foodies; the best shopping, dining experiences, accommodation, and nightlife for every generation and budget; top spots and tips for skiing in the Alps; best beaches on the Cote d'Azur; and dozens of city, regional, and institutional maps - including the grounds of Versailles and floor plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.
  8. Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  9. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  10. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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  • Toujours Provence

    Toujours Provence

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    NATIONAL BESTSELLERTaking up where his beloved A Year in Provence leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know—of finding gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops—and with characters introduced with great affection and wit—the gendarme fallen from grace, the summer visitors ever trying the patience of even the most genial Provençaux, the straightforward dog "Boy"—Toujours Provence is a heart-warming portrait of a place where, if you can't quite "get away from it all," you can surely have a very good time trying. Learn More
  • Plan de Paris par Arrondissement: Paris Street Guide by District (English and French Edition) Cover comes in four different colors (Multilingual Edition)

    Plan de Paris par Arrondissement: Paris Street Guide by District (English and French Edition) Cover comes in four different colors (Multilingual Edition)

    Regular Price: $49.95

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    This book is so indispensable it is amazing that other guides are still being manufactured. On the inside covers are maps of the Metro system and the greater-Paris area RER (train) system, so you can peek in the book while you're on the metro or train without looking like a confused tourist. The book itself has an index of all Paris streets and major buildings, which leads you to a section of maps broken down par arrondissement; (by district). The book is compact enough to fit in a small purse (and is sturdily bound so you can toss it in), but contains a wealth of information. To top it off, the color scheme is attractive and the typesetting is top-notch. This guide is the ultimate - it's useful when you're there, it'll be beautiful on a bookshelf when you come home. If you buy a fold-out map or something other than this guide, you'll regret it. Learn More
  • Michelin Green Guide Provence (Green Guide/Michelin)

    Michelin Green Guide Provence (Green Guide/Michelin)

    Regular Price: $21.99

    Special Price: $15.65

    The travel experience is enhanced by lively introductions to the area, its people and culture, as well as full-page features, key facts boxes, and illustrated chapters on arts, history, architecture and more. As in all Green Guides, travelers will find superior mapping created in-house; unique driving and walking tours; tips and restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and shopping venues; and plenty of family-friendly advice-information to suit every taste and budget. A multitude of color photos convey each destination’s beauty and excitement to draw visitors in.

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  • Michelin ZOOM France: Provence, Camargue Map 113 (Maps/Zoom (Michelin)) (English and French Edition)

    Michelin ZOOM France: Provence, Camargue Map 113 (Maps/Zoom (Michelin)) (English and French Edition)

    Regular Price: $9.95

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    Michelin Zoom maps cover major towns and tourist areas, with a high level of detail in an easy to use format.

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  • Hidden Gardens of Paris: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light

    Hidden Gardens of Paris: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light

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    For the seasoned Parisian traveller or the novice looking to get off the beaten track Cahill provides a roadmap to parts of the city most visitors will never see

    In a city that is the destination of millions of travelers every year, it can be difficult to find your way to its lovely, serene spaces.  Away from the madding crowds, the gardens of Paris offer the balm of flowers, tall old trees, fountains, ponds, sculptures, with quiet Parisians reading Le Monde, taking the sun, relishing the peace. 

    These places are often tucked away, off the beaten tourist track, and without a guide they’re easy to miss: The Jardin de l’Atlantique, out of sight on the roof of Gare Montparnasse. The enchanting Jardin de la Vallée Suisse, invisible from the street, accessible only if you know how to find the path. The Square Boucicaut, its children’s carousel hidden inside a grove of oak and maples. Square Batignolles, the shade of the old chestnut trees an inspiration to the painter édouard Manet and poet Paul Verlaine.

    Hidden Gardens of Paris features 40 such oases in quartiers both posh and plain, as well as dozens of others "Nearby" to the featured green space.  It is arranged according to the geographic sections of the city—Île de la Cité, Left Bank, Right Bank, Western Paris, Eastern Paris—a lively and informative guide that focuses on each place as a site of passionate cultural memory. 

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