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One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France (Hardcover) (Simonetta Greggio)
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A celebration of the most enchanting hamlets in France, now available in a popular format.Gorgeously illustrated as well as informative, 101 Beautiful Small Towns in France is a tour through the pleasures of the French countryside, a place where the pace slows, locals engage strangers in conversation, and every town presents a unique set of curiosities waiting to be discovered. Whether you are an armchair traveler or a Francophile planning another trip, this volume is the guide to the hidden treasures of France that proves once and for all that the heart of this popular travel destination lies in the countryside far from the grandeur and pomp of Paris. Wander the serpentine alleyways of the rockbound coastal fishing villages in Brittany and Normandy; explore medieval masterpieces in Alsace and order flammekueche, this region’s thin-crusted pizza; spend a day in the Ile de France, the green surround of Paris, and visit the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, or the palace at Fontainebleau, a treasure trove of mannerist delights.101 Beautiful Small Towns in France is a map to the heart and soul of the French countryside, complete with a full appendix of restaurants, hotels, and shops to aid even the most seasoned travelers and francophiles.