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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in France!

•Updated annually, Fodors France 2009 provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors France 2009 features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in France.

•Experience France like a local! Fodors France 2009 includes unique photo-features that impart the countrys culture, covering food and wine, history-rich Versailles, Provences Lavender Route, magical Mont-St-Michel, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•8 page color insert and a full-color pullout map

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

"Fodor's France 2009" offers travelers a host of user-friendly features, including illustrated articles on French attractions, listings for towns and villages, and essential sections on bus and train schedules. 8-page color insert and full-color pullout map.

Synopsis:

Few travelers can resist visiting France---the epitome of picture-book Europe---where enticing attractions range from Loire Valley châteaus and beautiful Provençal villages to lace-curtained Burgundy bistros and Pariss Louvre. Over 2.5 million Americans visited France in 2005, up 6% from 2004, indicating Americans continue to be smitten with the country.

For the first time, Fodors France 2008 offers travelers a host of user-friendly features, including:

• New, magazine-style illustrated features that provide the lowdown on many French attractions, including “Gilt Trip: A Tour of Versailles”; “Lyon: Frances Culinary Cauldron ”; and “Champagne Uncorked.”

• Listings for many towns and villages now include essential sections on bus and train schedules.

• Chapter-opener pages feature annotated maps and “Planner Pages,” with in-the-know tips from experts on how travelers can make the most of their time.

• Two brand-new chapters put the spotlight on a pair of Frances most irresistible destinations: the Dordogne region and the Bordeaux wine country.

• 8-page color insert.

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 7

Chapter 1: Experience France ............ 9

France Today ............ 10

Whats Where: Northern France ............ 12

Whats Where: Southern France ............ 14

Experience France Planner ............ 16

Beating the Euro ............ 18

France Lodging Primer ............ 19

Quintessential France ............ 20

If You Like ............ 22

Great Itineraries ............ 26

Chapter 2: Paris ............ 31

Welcome to Paris ............ 32

Paris Planner ............ 34

Exploring Paris ............ 37

Where to Eat ............ 81

Best Bets for Paris Dining ............ 82

Where to Stay ............ 103

Best Bets for Paris Lodging ............ 106

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 128

Shopping ............ 134

Chapter 3: Ile-de-France ............ 149

Welcome to Ile-de-France ............ 150

Ile-de-France Planner ............ 152

The Western Ile-de-France: Versailles to Malmaison ............ 155

The Eastern Ile-de-France: Chantilly to Fontainebleau ............ 185

Chapter 4: The Loire Valley ............ 205

Welcome to The Loire Valley ............ 206

The Loire Valley Planner ............ 208

Eating & Drinking Well

in the Loire ............ 210

So Near & Yet So Loire: From Tours to Orléans ............ 213

The Storybook Loire: Villandry to Langeais ............ 240

Chapter 5: Normandy ............ 259

Welcome to Normandy ............ 260

Normandy Planner ............ 262

Eating & Drinking Well in Normandy ............ 264

Upper Normandy ............ 267

Honfleur to Mont-St-Michel ............ 278

Chapter 6: Brittany ............ 305

Welcome to Brittany ............ 306

Brittany Planner ............ 308

Northeast Brittany & the Channel Coast ............ 311

The Atlantic Coast ............ 329

Chapter 7: Champagne Country ............ 347

Welcome to Champagne Country ............ 348

Champagne Country Planner ............ 350

Champagne ............ 353

Excursion: The Cathedral Cities ............ 366

Chapter 8: Alsace-Lorraine ............ 375

Welcome to Alsace-Lorraine ............ 376

Alsace-Lorraine Planner ............ 378

Eating & Drinking Well in Alsace-Lorraine ............ 380

Nancy ............ 383

Lorraine: Joan of Arc Country ............ 391

Strasbourg ............ 394

Alsace ............ 403

Chapter 9: Burgundy ............ 419

Welcome to Burgundy ............ 420

Burgundy Planner ............ 422

Eating & Drinking Well in Burgundy ............ 424

Northwest Burgundy ............ 428

Dijon ............ 448

Wine Country ............ 454

Chapter 10: Lyon & the Alps ............ 469

Welcome to Lyon and the Alps ............ 470

Lyon & the Alps Planner ............ 472

Lyon ............ 475

Beaujolais & La Dombes ............ 500

The Rhône Valley ............ 507

Grenoble & the Alps ............ 512

Chapter 11: Provence ............ 529

Welcome to Provence ............ 530

Provence Planner ............ 532

Arles & the Camargue ............ 535

Arles ............ 535

Nîmes ............ 547

The Alpilles ............ 552

Avignon & the Vaucluse ............ 559

Avignon ............ 559

Aix-en-Provence & the Mediterranean Coast ............ 587

Aix-en-Provence ............ 587

Marseille ............ 593

Chapter 12: The French Riviera ............ 611

Welcome to The French Riviera ............ 612

The French Riviera Planner ............ 614

St-Tropez to Antibes ............ 617

St-Tropez ............ 617

The Hill Towns: On the Trail of Picasso & Matisse ............ 644

Nice ............ 661

The Eastern French Riviera ............ 671

Monaco ............ 678

Chapter 13: The Midi-Pyrénées & Languedoc- Roussillon ............ 691

Welcome to The Midi-Pyrénées & Languedoc-Roussillon ............ 692

The Midi-Pyrénées & Languedoc-Roussillon Planner ............ 694

Toulouse: La Ville Rose ............ 697

Albi ............ 707

Languedoc-Roussillon ............ 710

Chapter 14: The Basque Country, Gascony & Hautes- Pyrénées ............ 735

Welcome to The Basque Country, Gascony and Hautes-Pyrenees ............ 736

Basque Country, Gascony & Hautes-Pyrénées Planner ............ 738

The Basque Coast ............ 741

The Atlantic & Hautes-Pyrénées ............ 753

Chapter 15: Bordeaux & the Wine Country ............ 769

Welcome to Bordeaux & the Wine Country ............ 770

Bordeaux & the Wine Country Planner ............ 772

Bordeaux: City of Wine ............ 775

Route du Médoc & the Wine Country ............ 783

Chapter 16: The Dordogne ............ 793

Welcome to The Dordogne ............ 794

Dordogne Planner ............ 796

Western Dordogne to Rocamadour ............ 799

Eastern Perigord to Brantôme ............ 809

Dordogne Essentials ............ 819

French Vocabulary ............ 821

Menu Guide ............ 826

Travel Smart France ............ 829

Index ............ 847

About Our Writers ............ 864

France In Focus

Notre-Dame ............ 43

The Eiffel Tower ............ 52

The Seine ............ 69

Gilt-Trip: A Visit to Versailles ............ 158

Once Upon a Ch‰teau ............ 220

A Spire to Greatness: Mont-St-Michel ............ 296

Champagne Uncorked ............ 359

Grape Expectations ............ 439

Lyon: Frances Culinary Cauldron ............ 483

Blue Gold: The Lavender Route ............ 569

Cuisine of the Sun ............ 648

Basque Spoken Here ............ 745

Maps

Paris ............ 32

Exploring Paris ............ 38—39

From the Tour Eiffel to the Arc de Triomphe ............ 49

Montmartre ............ 79

Where to Eat in Paris ............ 84—85

Where to Stay in Paris ............ 110—111

Ile-de-France ............ 150

Western Ile-de-France ............ 156

Eastern Ile-de-France ............ 188

Fontainebleau ............ 199

The Loire Valley ............ 206

Tours to Orléans ............ 214

Tours ............ 216

Orléans ............ 236

Loire Valley: Villandry to Langeais ............ 242

Normandy ............ 260

Upper Normandy ............ 267

Rouen ............ 270

Honfleur to Mont-St-Michel ............ 280

Northeast Brittany & the Channel Coast ............ 312

Brittany ............ 306

Brittanys Atlantic Coast ............ 331

Nantes ............ 342

Champagne Country ............ 348

Champagne ............ 353

Reims ............ 356

Alsace-Lorraine ............ 376

Nancy ............ 384

Lorraine ............ 392

Strasbourg ............ 397

Alsace ............ 406

Burgundy ............ 420

Northwest Burgundy ............ 429

Troyes ............ 432

Dijon ............ 450

Burgundy Wine Country ............ 456

Lyon and the Alps ............ 470

Lyon ............ 478

Where to Eat in Lyon ............ 485

Beaujolais & La Dombes ............ 501

Rhone Valley ............ 507

Grenoble & the Alps ............ 513

Grenoble ............ 514

Provence ............ 530

Arles, the Camargue & the Alpilles ............ 536

Arles ............ 539

Nîmes ............ 549

Avignon & the Vaucluse ............ 560

Avignon ............ 562

Aix-en-Provence ............ 589

Marseille ............ 595

Aix-en-Provence & the Mediterranean Coast ............ 602

The French Riviera ............ 612

The French Riviera: St Tropez to Cannes ............ 618

The French Riviera: Cannes to Menton ............ 620

St-Tropez ............ 622

Nice ............ 663

Monaco ............ 681

The Midi-Pyrénées & Languedoc-Roussillon ............ 692

Toulouse ............ 699

Languedoc Rousillon ............ 712

Montpellier ............ 728

The Basque Country, Gascony and Hautes-Pyrenees ............ 736

Basque Coast & Atlantic Pyrénées ............ 741

Hautes Pyrénées ............ 763

Bordeaux & the Wine Country ............ 770

Bordeaux ............ 778

Bordeaux Wine Country ............ 784

The Dordogne ............ 794

Dordogne ............ 800

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019571
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Fisher, Robert I. C.
Editor:
Klein, Rachel
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE COLOR SECTION
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x 1.4 in 1.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Fodor's France 2009" offers travelers a host of user-friendly features, including illustrated articles on French attractions, listings for towns and villages, and essential sections on bus and train schedules. 8-page color insert and full-color pullout map.
"Synopsis" by , Few travelers can resist visiting France---the epitome of picture-book Europe---where enticing attractions range from Loire Valley châteaus and beautiful Provençal villages to lace-curtained Burgundy bistros and Pariss Louvre. Over 2.5 million Americans visited France in 2005, up 6% from 2004, indicating Americans continue to be smitten with the country.

For the first time, Fodors France 2008 offers travelers a host of user-friendly features, including:

• New, magazine-style illustrated features that provide the lowdown on many French attractions, including “Gilt Trip: A Tour of Versailles”; “Lyon: Frances Culinary Cauldron ”; and “Champagne Uncorked.”

• Listings for many towns and villages now include essential sections on bus and train schedules.

• Chapter-opener pages feature annotated maps and “Planner Pages,” with in-the-know tips from experts on how travelers can make the most of their time.

• Two brand-new chapters put the spotlight on a pair of Frances most irresistible destinations: the Dordogne region and the Bordeaux wine country.

• 8-page color insert.

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