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The French have mastered the paintings of dwelling good. With this advisor, you'll grasp the artwork of traveling well-seeing what you must see, doing what you need to do, and having fun with each mile and each minute. In France, there are such a lot of points of interest to work out and rather a lot fantastic nutrition and wine to have fun with that you could be need to choose and select. This pleasant advisor is helping you intend forward with details on: 4 nice itineraries for exploring France and 5 daytrips from Paris; provence, with the recognized cities of Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and the old fashioned village of St-Remy; the fabled French Riviera, together with Cannes, great, and Monaco; the D-day shores at Normandy; cycling within the geographical region, mountain climbing to the heights of Mont-St-Michel, traveling prestigious vineyards, and extra; and, motels, starting from one equipped as a convent within the early 18th century to an Italianate rose-pink villa from 1881 to a palatial hideaway in stylish St. Tropez.This consultant additionally offers details on: museums, starting from Musee de Louvre and Musee d'Orsay in Paris to Musee Picasso in Antibes and starting place Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence, a latest artwork Mecca; great castles, palaces, church buildings, and cathedrals, together with Cathedrale de Notre-Dame in Paris, certainly one of Western civilization's maximum edifices; and, buying the most recent models within the stylish boutiques of Paris, for hand-painted pottery in Quimper, for domestic adorning goods and antiques in St-Remy-de-Provence, for end result, greens, and region specialties on the recognized fruit and vegetable marketplace in Aix-en-Provence, and extra. like all "For Dummies" commute consultant, "France For Dummies, 4th Edition" comprises: down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation; what you shouldn't omit - and what you could pass; the simplest inns and eating places for each price range; and, convenient Post-it[registered] Flags to mark your favourite pages. even if your variety is grabbing a chunk at a sidewalk cafe or savoring five-star haute cuisine...taking within the significant sights or exploring the French geographical region, with this consultant, you'll have a bon voyage!

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Foundation Maeght: At St-Paul-de-Vence, the most charming of all Riviera hill towns, home to many artists, stands the premier art gallery of the Riviera, lying just outside the walls. In an avant-garde building, it is a showcase for some of the greatest modern art with both a permanent collection — Calder, Chagall, Bonnard, Matisse, and more — to changing special exhibitions. See Chapter 21. The Best Castles and Palaces From massive — and intimidating, to those who approached them unawares — protective structures to ornate châteaux that housed France’s rich and powerful, visiting the country’s best castles and palaces offers a studied glimpse into France’s history.

Shopping surrounds you on every street. Right Bank shops are centered in the 1st and 8th arrondissements, and Left Bank shopping uses the hubs of the 6th and 7th arrondissements. See Chapter 12. ߜ Quimper: The capital of Brittany is celebrated for its hand-painted pottery, which has been made here since the early 1600s. In your search for faïence, you can take a factory tour, explore a museum devoted to pottery, and spend time in local shops that hawk this exquisite merchandise. See Chapter 17.

See Chapter 18. m. Chances are, the actual visitor will patronize these markets mainly to sightsee. But Nice also offers plenty of shops where you may want to make more serious purchases, including glassware from Biot, pottery from Vallauris of Picasso fame, and, most definitely, perfumes from Grasse. See Chapter 20. ߜ Cannes: This posh Riviera resort is known for both its markets and its specialty shops. The biggest market is Marché Forville, which you may want to treat as a sightseeing attraction, and dozens of specialty shops will entice you, too.

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