Go Slow France

Go Slow France

Paperback Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

By (author) Alastair Sawday, By (author) Ann Cooke-Yarborough, Foreword by Jean-Christophe Novelli

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  • Format: Paperback | 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 232mm x 24mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 17 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Bristol
  • ISBN 10: 1906136351
  • ISBN 13: 9781906136352
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 182,328

Product description

Go Slow France is the third book in Sawday's hugely successful Go Slow series. Discover 47 of France's most exquisite chateaux, B&Bs and hotels chosen as places to 'go slow'. Fresh writing, beautiful, professional photography and detailed maps to help plan your Slow journey through France.You will find places of ravishing beauty: from Alpine chalet to Pyrenean mountain refuge, an utterly classic family chateau, a poet with yurts, a Brit in Provence whose bones have turned French through love of the place, people, food and wine, one of the founders of the first English gastropub who left swinging London to bring up a family in saner, healthier climes.We celebrate the endearing eccentricities of these really special places to stay and the vivacious hospitality of their owners. Visit them and you will drink wine from their own vineyards, eat vegetables from their own potagers and scoff all manner of traditional and oh-so-French cuisine. Bon Voyage!

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A pioneer in the environmental world, Alastair Sawday has had a remarkably miscellaneous and varied career, which has taken him to the most far-flung corners of the globe: he headed up a VSO programme in Papua New Guinea, ran a disaster relief team for Oxfam in Turkey, and has run a small travel company, conducting walking tours throughout Europe.It was this that inspired him to publish his first travel guide, French Bed & Breakfast, after discovering various 'special' B&Bs and the extraordinary people that run them.

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France is blessed with a richness of scenery and rural living that is hard to beat. Living the Slow life comes naturally to the French. The village bakery survives and vegetable gardens remain a healthy obsession. It is easy to live well. Go Slow France will puff new wind into the sails of the great galleon of French food and hospitality. Within these pages you will find places of ravishing beauty, of vast age, where you can eat like emperors and sleep like the blessed. We celebrate these really special places to stay and the vivacious hospitality of their owners. Visit them and you will drink wine from their vineyards, eat vegetables from their potagers and glean insights into their fascinating lives.