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Discover France in 100 Destinations

Franck Ferrand

Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, this book showcases the very best of France's myriad delights us through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid castles, beautiful towns, great museums, and natural wonders. The compact, fully-illustrated book reveals France's medieval treasures, its classical marvels, and the homes of its most celebrated creatives. From the prehistoric drawings in the Lascaux caves to Avignon's Papal Palace that was the seat of Western Christianity in the fourteenth century; from the Château de Cormatin in Burgundy to the Château d'Haroué in Lorraine; from Leonardo de Vinci's house in the Loire Valley to the home of General de Gaulle; from lighthouse of Cordouan to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senan―both masterpieces of Renaissance architecture; from Monet's gardens at Giverny that inspired his famous Water Lilies to the Maulévrier Japanese Oriental Garden; or from the coastal cities of Port-Cros in Provence and Ile-aux-Moines in Brittany to the great vineyards of France, this book introduces you to the very heart of France!

Curated by French historian Franck Ferrand, who is deeply passionate about the culture and beauty of France, this book offers a broad and in-depth introduction to the nation's most fascinating locations, exploring all corners of country.


Franck Ferrand is journalist, broadcaster, and historian, specializing in French history. He published Jacques Garcia: Decorating in the French Style (Flammarion, 1999/2005), Bordeaux Châteaux: A History of the Grands Crus Classés 1855-2005 (2005/2013), Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 1855 (Flammarion, 2018), and Highland Living (Flammarion 2010/2015).

Category:  Popular science
ISBN:  9782080204462
Publisher:  Thames & Hudson
On sale:  April 2021
Format:  Paperback
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