By Marcia DeSanctis
Instructed in a sequence of trendy, unique essays, 100 locations in France each lady may still Go is for the intense Francophile, for the lady dreaming of a visit to Paris, and if you happen to love crisp tales well-told. like several nice go back and forth writing, this quantity is going past the guidebook and gives perception not just approximately the place to move yet why to head there. Combining suggestion, memoir and meditations at the glories of touring via France, this booklet is the must-have on your carry-on whilst flying to Paris.
Award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis attracts on years of travels and dwelling in France to steer you thru vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. those a hundred entries trap paintings, background, nutrition, clean air and magnificence and alongside the best way, she tells the tales of attention-grabbing girls who replaced the country’s future. experience a white horse within the Camargue, locate Paris’s hidden museums, attempt thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and purchase raspberries at Nice’s Cour Saleya marketplace. From attractive to literary, religious to easily wonderful, 100 locations in France each girl should still Go is an essential spouse for the shrewdpermanent and curious vacationer to France.
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With the best architects and engineers of the day, he planned a new city, improved the water supply and sewerage and created beautiful parks. Some avenues were named after French generals. 1861 Garnier designs new Opera House 1860 1863 The nudity in Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe causes a scandal and is rejected by the Academy (see pp144–5) 1864 1862 1867 World 1870 Napoleon’s Exhibition wife, Eugénie, flees Paris at threat of war 1868 1866 1863 Credit Lyonnais bank established 1862 Victor Hugo’s epic novel of Paris’s poor, Les Misérables, published 1868 Press censorship relaxed 1870 Start of Franco- Prussian War 3 6 I N T R O D U C I N G PA R I S The Belle Epoque Art Nouveau pendant The Franco-Prussian War culminated in the terrible Siege of Paris.
French Furniture and objets coins are no longer d’art from the Middle minted here, but Ages to the present the old mint still century are arranged makes medals which in period rooms at the are on sale. Stamps Musée des Arts Décoratifs. are on show at the Musée de la Poste. The The Musée d’Orsay has a large collection of 19thhistory of postal services is century furniture, notably also covered, as are all Art Nouveau. A superb aspects of philately old example of Louis XV and new, with tem(1715–74) and Louis porary shows on Candelabra in the XVI (1774–93) current philatelic Galerie Royale furniture and design.
Chocolate Pot By the 18th century, bourgeois families could afford tobacco, tea, chocolate and coffee from Asia and the New World. WHERE TO SEE ENLIGHTENMENT PARIS The district around the Rue de Lille, the Rue de Varenne and the Rue de Grenelle (p187) has many luxurious town houses, or hôtels, which were built by the aristocracy during the first half of the 18th century. Memorabilia from the lives of the great intellectuals Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are in the Musée Carnavalet (pp96 –7), along with 18th-century interior designs and paintings.