SELECTED READING LIST FOR FRANCE
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The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence
by: Hugh Palmer

Provence is a land apart, a territory of outstanding beauty and distinction that has exercised a fascination for outsiders since earliest times. It is the smaller communities that the true Provencal spirit can be found: in brilliant sunlight falling across the terracotta roofs of the hill villages,..

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Between Meals : An Appetite for Paris
by: A.J. Liebling

New Yorker contributor's memoir of a classic gourmand.

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Cote D'Azur : Inventing the French Riviera
by: Mary Blume

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French or Foe? : Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France by: Polly Platt

Let's face it: the French have gotten a bad rap. Mention that you're considering a trip to France and everyone will warn you about rude waiters, supercilious shopkeepers, and snooty concierges who won't give you the time of day--and worse, pretend not to understand your high-school French. Not..

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Long Ago in France : The Years in Dijon
by: M.F.K. Fisher.

Recalls her years as a newlywed, around 1929, in Dijon.

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A Moveable Feast
by: Ernest Hemingway

Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald color this memoir of Paris in the '20's.

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A Year in Provence
by: Peter Mayler

Who hasn't dreamed, on a mundane Monday or frowzy Friday, of chucking it all in and packing off to the south of France? Provençal cookbooks and guidebooks entice with provocatively fresh salads and azure skies, but is it really all Côtes-du-Rhône and fleur-de-lis?

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Two Towns in Provence
by: M.K.F. Fisher

 

Children's Books


This is Paris
by: Miroslav Sasek

 

Book collection: Getting to know the world's greatest artists: Monet, Renoir, Matisse
by: Miroslav Sasek

These are short, 32-page, children’s books which provide a neat introduction to some of the most important artists of the Renaissance.

Essential to Take Along
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Eyewitness Travel Guide to Paris...

Excellent guide with pictorial notes, especially good if traveling with children.

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Eyewitness Travel Guide to Provence

Easy-to-use comprehensive guides with plenty of photos so you can preview what you are considering visiting.

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Michelin the Green Guide Paris (Michelin Guide)

Indispensable for sightseeing in France, has small maps of the main cities you will visit and a list of hours that muesums are open.

  

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