The Best Loved Villages of France
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- St√©phane Bern
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The Best Loved Villages of France takes the reader to forty-four of the country¬ís most treasured locations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into French village life. Visit a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a mustached fisherman in Saint-Suliac, stroll along the windsurfer¬ís paradise at Wissant bay or promenade through the manicured grounds of Vaux-le-Vicomte, enjoy a fresh langoustine dinner in Corsica or catch the sunrise over the fairytale castle in Montsoreau. This book offers an illustrated tour around all twenty-two regions of France, from Provence and the Alps, to Normandy and the Loire. A charming selection of aerial and intimate photographs invite the reader to explore these splendid locales, while the descriptions, anecdotes, and interviews with local village-dwellers plunge you into the individual history and character of France¬ís diverse regions. Feel inspired by journalist St√©phane Bern¬ís informative and practical travel tips and recommendations, and start planning your own adventure to France¬ís most loved villages or simply enjoy the armchair tour.