By Marcia DeSanctis
Advised in a chain of classy, unique essays, 100 locations in France each lady may still Go is for the intense Francophile, for the lady dreaming of a visit to Paris, and if you love crisp tales well-told. like several nice shuttle writing, this quantity is going past the guidebook and gives perception not just approximately the place to move yet why to head there. Combining recommendation, memoir and meditations at the glories of touring via France, this publication is the must-have on your carry-on while flying to Paris.
Award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis attracts on years of travels and dwelling in France to guide you thru vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. those a hundred entries seize paintings, background, nutrition, clean air and elegance and alongside the way in which, she tells the tales of attention-grabbing ladies who replaced the country’s future. trip a white horse within the Camargue, locate Paris’s hidden museums, test thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and purchase raspberries at Nice’s Cour Saleya industry. From horny to literary, religious to easily stunning, 100 areas in France each girl should still Go is an essential significant other for the clever and curious tourist to France.
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