To someone coming from Los Angeles, where seasons barely existed, the shock was visceral. Struggling to adjust, I found reassurance in the literature, music, even the cuisine of my adoptive country, all of which marched to the inaudible drummer of the seasons. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there.
A melange of history, travel reportage, and myth, of high culture and low, A Year in Paris is vintage John Baxter: a vicarious thrill ride for anyone who loves Paris. Geographically, it is a whole world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and climate. Historically, it has been the meeting-place of the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa, the battleground of races and nations and the focus of three great religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
David Abulafia, doyen of Mediterranean scholars, has brought together a team of leading specialists from many countries to tell this enthralling and complex story as a connected narrative: from the physical setting, the prehistoric traders and the struggle between Phoenicians, Greeks and Etruscans ending in Roman victory, to the post-Roman nations, the Christian and Islamic powers, domination by England and France, and finally the twentieth century, divided between war and mass tourism. This study covers all of recorded history, incorporating recent research and tools ranging from linguistics to underwater archaeology, accompanied by spectacular illustrations.
Here is the only complete and up-to-date overview of one of the great themes of world history. Experience the sun-soaked beaches and riviera glamour of Saint-Tropez; kayak in the vast lagoons of the breathtaking Camargue wetlands; wander the streets of historic Vieux Nice; explore the museums of Marseille; or enjoy the nightlife in Cannes. From top 10 beaches to top 10 Roman sights, discover the best of Provence and the Cote d'Azur with this easy-to-use travel guide.
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From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor's information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully selected each year, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches.
An introductory paragraph presents the location and history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals, events, and excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane.
Suggestions for neighboring villages that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index by region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide. Contacter mon libraire. Ideal for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The series covers the most popular European destinations for family holidays, France, Spain and Italy and are presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children.
Sections included: Making friends, Do you want to play? Aimed at children 7 Prix : 6. This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. In my own three schools we were taught only about the battles we won: Crecy and Poitiers, Agincourt and Waterloo. The rest was silence. So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks. John Julius Norwich's last book is the book he always wanted to write: the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best.
From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, FRANCE is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat -- and love better. But life had other ideas.
Falling in love with a quirky house full of history on a last romantic jaunt before the birth of their first child, Elizabeth and Gwendal decide to move - lock, stock and Le Creuset - to the French countryside; a land of blue skies, lavender fields and peaches that taste like sunshine. Part memoir, part chocolate-smudged family cookbook, Picnic in Provence is about everything that happens after the happily ever after, and reminds us that life, in and out of the kitchen, is a rendezvous with the unexpected.
Let''s eeat france! A book that feels literally larger than life, it is a feast for food lovers and Francophiles, combining the completist virtues of an encyclopedia and the obsessive visual pleasures of infographics with an enthusiast's unbridled joy. Here are classic recipes, including how to make a pot-au-feu, eight essential composed salads, pate en croute, blanquette de veau, choucroute, and the best ratatouille. A region-by-region index of each area's famed cheeses, charcuterie, and recipes.
Poster-size guides to the breads of France, the wines of France, the oysters of France-even the frites of France. You'll meet endive, the belle of the north; discover the croissant timeline; understand the art of tartare; find a chart of wine bottle sizes, from the tiny split to the Nebuchadnezzar the equivalent of 20 standard bottles ; and follow the family tree of French sauces. Adding to the overall delight of the book is the random arrangement of its content a tutorial on mayonnaise is next to a list of places where Balzac ate , making each page a found treasure. It's a book you'll open anywhere-and never want to close.
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How late can you be for an appointment? With your lover? Your boss? What exactly is the Gallic shrug and when should you perform it? This witty, up-to-date guide to French manners and morals, with elegant illustrations from Jim Nunn, provides answers to all these questions -- and many more. Yallop writes with great tenderness' Daily Telegraph On her fortieth birthday Jacqueline Yallop built a pig sty in rural south-west France.
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She and her husband Ed had decided to turn their Aveyron cottage and garden into a small holding. They bought two pigs - Big and Little - to rear and slaughter. The locals were full of advice, and with just a small amount of plastic poles and metallic string and some new Wellington boots, they were off. They will cultivate the land. They will raise, then kill and eat their pigs. Or so they keep telling themselves. Because the reality is so very different from the romantic dreams of two stubborn English writers.
Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. A good and generous husband but a weak king, he rules a nation that still remembers his cruel and foolish father, King John. As Henry showers gifts on his new bride his extravagance forces him to levy ever greater taxation on the land, and the spectre of revolt soon looms against him. For Simon de Montfort, the adventurer who will give England its first true parliament, the house of destiny is at hand.
This book focuses on the paintings that de Stael produced, arguably his finest, during a single, momentous year very near the end of his life. The paintings were created in the south of France between the summer of and the autumn of , and were inspired by a journey de Stael took in August of Jules , D'Auriac, J. Henry See: Graffigny, H. See: Ville D'Avray, A. Augustine English as Translator Drexelius, J. Ducray-Duminil, M. French as Author La dame de Monsoreau — Tome 2. French as Author La dame de Monsoreau — Tome 3. French as Author De Drie Musketiers dl.
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