Travelers' Tales France: True Stories

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James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly
Travelers' Tales, 2002 - Travel - 495 pages
This newly designed edition of Travelers' Tales France celebrates the culture, history, and joie de vivre of one of the most beloved -- and most visited -- countries on Earth. Acclaimed writers, including Peter Mayle, M.F.K. Fisher, Jon Krakauer, Mort Rosenblum, Alice Kaplan, and Jan Morris, who have fallen in love with France -- with the food, the land, the irrepressible French people -- provide a mesmerizing literary tour of this special place. Opening many windows onto France, this collection reveals the most important reason to visit: to experience life as it should be. "Pays homage to the good life, as defined by the French." -- Los Angeles Times
 

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Contents

ESSENCE OF FRANCE
1
There Is this Street
3
A Question of Water
10
River of Light
17
April Fool
34
Covert Operations
37
War and Remembrance
43
Love Among the Apples
60
GOING YOUR OWN WAY
275
Spanish Heart French Soil
277
Alone Among the Angels
284
Hazy Days in the Dordogne
295
Patissiers Apprentice
298
Black Perigord
305
Finding My Religion
315
A Taste for the Abyss
320

In the Land of the Musketeers
63
Cinema en Plein Air
77
Metro Metaphysics
81
Three Women of Nice
93
The Arch of Orange
99
I Was Really Very Hungry
108
Les Invalides
120
The Cave Where It Lives
129
SOME THINGS TO DO
139
Road Scholars
141
Loving the Middle Ages
149
Bovary Country
158
A Memory in Three Parts
162
Carve Every Mountain
169
Merlins Forest
181
Footsteps of the Impressionists
186
A Lovely Day for a Miracle
192
The Hidden Ardeche
207
Confessions in Fractured French
218
The Loire on Wheels
223
Stones of Carnac
235
Barging with the Boys
250
Dont Forget Marseille
254
Pilgrims Path
263
Jos Dog Has His Day
333
Dining with the Corsican
339
Encounters with Andre
345
No Spitting in ChateauneufduPape
356
The Edible City
366
Riviera Gumshoe
377
Two Moments In France
391
IN THE SHADOWS
399
The Duty to Remember the Need to Forget
401
Service Non Compris
416
White Night by StDenis
420
Remnants of Hell
433
Windows on a Village
451
What You Need to Know
457
Cultural Considerations
465
Important Contacts
470
Activities
474
Additional Resources
475
Recommended Reading
477
Glossary
480
Index
481
Index of Contributors
484
Acknowledgments
486
Copyright

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