Frommer's France 2011

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 16, 2010 - Travel - 800 pages
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  • Updated annually, Frommer's France features in-depth coverage of the sights and experiences that await you plus background on French food, wine, film, and music.

  • Frommer's France includes a color fold-out map of Paris.

  • Our authors draw on decades of experience in France to 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 wine regions.

  • 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, sailing on the Cote d'Azur, and other outdoor adventures; detailed driving tours of the coast, mountains, and countryside; and dozens of city, regional, and institutional maps-including the grounds of Versailles and floor plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.

  

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User Review  - Raelene - Goodreads

Excellent recommendations for every region in France - including 'must see' attractions and 'off the beaten path' gems. We found a lovely local hotel in Normandy (with a superb in house restaurant ... Read full review

Contents

THE BEST OF FRANCE
1
The Best Driving Tours 3 The Best Affordable Hotels
8
Books
32
PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO FRANCE
44
France 14
46
Getting There Getting Around
50
Money Costs
56
SUGGESTED ITINERARIES IN FRANCE
68
ANIDYLL ON ANILE
327
Dinan
328
Quimper
330
Concarneau
333
PontAven
335
Carnac
337
THE WILD WILD COAST
339
La Baule
340

France in 1 Week
73
The Regions in Brief 68 FRANCE IN 1 WEEK 72 FRANCEIN2 WEEKS
74
France for Families
79
SETTLING INTO PARIS
84
Paris Arrondissements
86
Getting Around
92
Where to Stay on the Right Bank
98
Where to Stay on the Left Bank
112
Where to Dine on the Right Bank
122
Where to Dine on the Left Bank
140
EXPLORING PARIS
151
Top Paris Attractions
152
The Louvre
159
the
163
WHERE ROYAL HEADS ROLLED
169
Shopping
182
Paris After Dark
191
DIVES DRAG
199
Paris the Ile de France
205
A RETURN TO FADED GLORY
208
The Glorious Cathedral
214
NotreDame de Chartres
215
The School
220
In the Footsteps of Monet
232
A Day at the Races
234
Senlis
236
Compiegne
238
THE LOIRE VALLEY
241
BIKING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE LOIRE
242
The Loire Valley
243
Châteaudun
247
Chambord
249
Blois
250
Cheverny
253
Valençay
254
ChaumontsurLoire
255
Amboise
257
Chenonceaux
261
Tours
263
FUNFILLED WAYS TO GETAROUND
264
Tours
265
Loches
269
Villandry
271
Langeais
272
AzayleRideau
273
Chinon
275
IN PURSUITOF THE GRAPE
276
Ussé
279
FontevraudlAbbaye
280
Saumur
281
Angers
283
NORMANDY MONTSTMICHEL
287
Rouen
288
Normandy
289
Honfleur
296
Deauville
299
Trouville
303
Caen
305
AN EXCURSION TO THE FORBES CHÂTEAU
306
MontStMichel
317
BRITTANY
319
Dinard
324
Nantes
342
Nantes
343
THE CHAMPAGNE COUNTRY
348
Champagne
349
ALSACELORRAINE
369
AlsaceLorraine
371
Nancy
393
Nancy
395
La Route du Vin Wine Road 380 Colmar 388 DomrémylaPucelle
399
Burgundy
403
Beaune
411
Dijon
417
Autun 409 SIDE TRIPS FROM DIJON
420
The RhôneValley
425
BourgenBresse
441
THE GRAND CANYON OF FRANCE
447
The French Alps
451
Annecy 454 Talloires 458 Courchevel 1850
465
Grenoble 461 ChamonixMont Blanc
474
IN THE FOOTSTEPS
483
Provence
485
Palaisdes Papes
491
SHOPPING FOR BROCANTEIN PROVENCE 487 StRémydeProvence
497
Arles
501
Les Baux
506
AixenProvence
511
Marseille
516
Marseille
517
THE FRENCH RIVIERA
533
The French Riviera
535
La NapoulePlage
542
FRANCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 45
545
Cannes
546
SEEING CANNES FROMA PETIT TRAIN
548
Mougins
556
GolfeJuan Vallauris
562
Antibes Cap dAntibes
568
Nice
583
Monaco
605
LANGUEDOCROUSSILLON
617
LanguedocRoussillon
619
AiguesMortes
624
Narbonne
631
Toulouse
653
THE BASQUE COUNTRY
661
The Basque Country
663
Bayonne
670
BORDEAUX THE ATLANTIC
685
Bordeaux the Atlantic Coast
687
SAILING THE PORTS OFLA ROCHELLE
695
Bordeaux
703
LAND
715
The Dordogne Périgord
717
Lascaux Montignac 720 Cahors
725
Les EyziesdeTayac 722
737
The Massif Central
739
NohantLa Châtre 741 Vichy 743 Aubusson
750
FAST FACTS
757
Staying Connected 64
760
USEFUL TERMS PHRASES
763
Index
771
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About the author (2010)

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer's, which have included England, Italy, the Caribbean, Spain, and Germany.
Porter wrote the first ever Frommer’s guide to Paris and the first ever Frommer's guide to France. A Francophile, he has lived and worked in Paris on and off for many years. He was joined by Danforth Prince in 1982. Prince was previously employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times and is the president of Blood Moon Productions and other mediarelated firms. Porter is also a film critic, columnist, broadcaster, and Hollywood biographer.

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