France For Dummies

France For Dummies

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From the romance of Paris and the glamour of the Riviera to the castles of the Loire Valley and the half--timbered homes of Normandy, France is a vacationer's dream. For a truly bon voyage, pack France For Dummies, Third Edition, and see it all, including: * Four great itineraries for your French excursion * Complete maps of Paris, including the Metro * Where to find the best in French fare from truffles to escargot * French expressions you'd be lost without * A guide to the best chateaux tours Like every For Dummies travel guide, France For Dummies, Third Edition includes: * Down--to--earth trip--planning advice * What you shouldn't miss and what you can skip * The best hotels and restaurants for every budget * Handy Post--it Flags to mark your favorite pages
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 35.6mm | 567g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0764577018
  • 9780764577017

About Darwin Porter

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommers, including best selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter, a former bureau chief at The Miami Herald, is also a Hollywood biographer, his most recent releases entitled Katharine the Great, a close up of the private life of the late Katharine Hepburn, and Howard Hughes: Hell's Angel. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of The New York Times, and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media related firms.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing France. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of France. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into France. Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go. Chapter 4: Four Great France Itineraries. Part II: Planning Your Trip to France. Chapter 5: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Getting to France. Chapter 7: Getting around France. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests. Chapter 10: Taking Care of Remaining Details. Part III: Paris and the Best of the Ile de France. Chapter 11: Settling into Paris, City of Light. Chapter 12: Exploring Paris. Chapter 13: Traveling Beyond Paris: Five Great Day Trips. Part IV: Tours and the Loire Valley Chateaux. Chapter 14: Tours: Gateway to Chateaux Country. Chapter 15: The Best of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Part V: Normandy and Brittany. Chapter 16: Normandy. Chapter 17: Brittany. Part VI: Provence and the Riviera. Chapter 18: The Best of Provence. Chapter 19: Introducing the Riviera. Chapter 20: Nice, Monaco, and Beyond. Chapter 21: The Western Riviera: From St Tropez to Cannes. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Bon Appetit: Ten Foods You'll Want to Taste While in France. Chapter 23: The Art of the Souvenir: Ten Gifts to Buy in France. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.
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