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  • up-to-date every year, Frommer's France positive aspects in-depth insurance of the attractions and stories that watch for you plus heritage on French meals, wine, movie, and song.

  • Frommer's France features a colour fold-out map of Paris.

  • Our authors draw on many years of expertise in France to mix late-breaking advancements, together with the easiest new eating places in Paris and Lyon, with assistance for traveling France's such a lot enduring points of interest, akin to Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy between different wine areas.

  • Frommer's France contains customized itineraries for households and foodies; the easiest buying, eating reviews, lodging, and nightlife for each new release and finances; best spots and guidance for snowboarding within the Alps, crusing at the Cote d'Azur, and different outdoors adventures; certain riding excursions of the coast, mountains, and geographical region; and dozens of urban, neighborhood, and institutional maps-including the grounds of Versailles and flooring plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.

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This queen of France was the dominant personality during her nation’s religious wars and mother of three kings of France, a queen of Spain, and a queen of Navarre. Representing a very different era are A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway’s recollections of Paris during the 1920s, and Morley Callaghan’s That Summer in Paris: Memories of Tangled Friendships with Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Some Others, an anecdotal account of the same period. Another great read is The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein.

The new currency accelerated the creation of a single economy comprising nearly 300 million Europeans, with a combined gross national product approaching 9€ trillion, larger than that of the United States. France moved into the millennium by testing the practicality of new and progressive social legislation. On October 13, 1999, the French Parliament passed a new law giving legal status to unmarried couples, including homosexual unions. The law allows couples of same sex or not to enter into a union and be entitled to the same rights as married couples in such areas as housing, inheritance, income tax, and social welfare.

Indd 25 8/31/10 10:19 PM8/31/10 10:19 PM FRANCE IN DEPTH Art & Architecture 2 illiterate people. Bas-reliefs (sculptures that project slightly from a flat surface) were used to illustrate key tales that inspired faith in God and fear of sin (the Last Judgment was a favorite). These reliefs were wrapped around column capitals and fitted into the tympanums, or arched spaces above doorways (the complete door, tympanum, arch, and supporting pillars assemblage is the portal). The best examples of Romanesque art include a Last Judgment tympanum by Gislebertus at St-Lazare in Autun; 76 Romanesque cloister capitals and one of France’s best-carved 11th-century portals at St-Pierre Abbey in Moissac near Montauban; and the tympanum over the inner main portal of huge Ste-Madeleine in Vézelay.

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