The most beautiful villages of France : the official guide / Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association.
Contributor(s): Ferry-Swainson, Kate [translator.] | McDowall, Anne [translator.] | Plus Beaux Villages De France Association [issuing body.].Material type: BookPublisher: Paris, France : Flammarion, Copyright date: ©2019Edition: Second English-language edition; New, fully updated edition.Description: 271 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 2080203908; 9782080203908.Uniform titles: Plus Beaux Villages de France Guide officiel de l'Association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. English Subject(s): Villages -- France -- Guidebooks | France -- Guidebooks | France -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Guidebooks.Summary: "Discover the 158 most picturesque villages in France, as selected by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association for their authenticity, charm, and cultural heritage."-- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the 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 history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other 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.
"Translated from the French by Kate Ferry-Swainson and Anne McDowall."--Page facing title page.
"Simultaneously published in French as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Guide officiel de l'Association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France."--Page facing title page.
"Practical info, History and tours, Festivals and activities, Gourmet and artisanal specialities"--Cover.
"Discover the 158 most picturesque villages in France, as selected by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association for their authenticity, charm, and cultural heritage."-- Back cover.