Take the guesswork out of vacation planning. Frommer’s hires only seasoned experts, journalists who live in France either full-time or part-time, which means their advice doesn’t have to be second-guessed. It’s savvy, dependable, and not based on one or two short trips to France, but on a lifetime of exploration. They offer a detail- and tip-rich commentary on France’s iconic sights, and will introduce you to restaurants, off-the-beaten-path attractions, and shops that few tourists know to visit. So whether you’re going to be castle-hopping in the Loire Valley, skiing the French Alps, lounging on the sands of the French Riviera, tippling at Bordeaux wineries, or taking Paris by storm, this book is for you. Vive La France!
Frommer’s France contains:
*Dozens of stunning, full-color photos throughout
*Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map
*Strategic itineraries , including for families and weeklong stays, so you can make the most of your time
*Authentic experiences to help you appreciate French culture, cuisine, historic sights and customs like a local
*Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiencesand advice on the ones not worth your time and money
*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more
*Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury
About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.
About the Author
Jane Anson is Decanter ’s Bordeaux correspondent and has lived in the region since 2003. She writes a monthly wine column for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, a weekly column for DecanterChina.com, and is the author of Bordeaux Legends: The 1855 First Growth Wines (also published in French as Elixirs). In addition, she has contributed to the Michelin guide to the Wine Regions of France and was the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune. An accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux École du Vin, Anson holds a masters in publishing from University College London, and a tasting diploma from the Bordeaux faculty of oenology.
Anna E. Brooke relocated from her native Britain to Paris in 2000 and hasn't looked back since. She is now a full-fledged bohemian, juggling life between freelance travel writing Frommer's, Sunday New York Times Travel, Time Out Paris and the Financial Times, children's fiction, acting and songwriting for film.
Mary Ann Evans is an experienced journalist, travel writer, editor and author. Mary Anne has always been a Francophile. From that first family trip to a small seaside town in northern France aged five, she has always championed the good things in life that France offers. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Mary Anne has had articles published in Gourmet magazine, the Observer, Metro and many other international outlets. She has worked for Michelin and Gault Millau, writes and edits guidebooks and the website for Frommer’s, and contributes to gayot.com on London restaurants and hotels. She has also worked for the BBC World Service. She is currently the expert on all things French for About.com. Mary Anne divides her time between her native London and her house in the Auvergne.
Lily Heise went to Paris as an exchange student in 2000 and fell in love with the country. She has extensive experience in the travel and culture sectors and contributes to various international and local publications, both in print and on-line. She lives in Montmartre and spends her free time exploring off-beat Paris, in addition to villages and vineyards around the country.
Sophie Kevany has lived, on and off, in Bordeaux since 2004. She has also lived and worked in Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Peru. She is a freelance journalist, writer and researcher and works for a range of publications including Decanter and Wine Business International.She splits her time between Bordeaux and Dublin.
Mary Novakovich is an award-winning travel writer and journalist and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She has been writing extensively about France and her other specialist countries for 15 years for The Independent, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, BBC, France Magazine and CNN, among others. She has also written guidebooks for Frommer's, Berlitz and Insight Guides. She resides in Hertfordshire, UK.
Tristan Rutherford has been a freelance writer for over a decade. His lucky first assignment took him to Nice and he's been based there ever since. He has visited over sixty countries and written about twenty of them for the Independent and the Sunday New York Times Travel Magazine. Tristan also lectures on travel journalism at London's Central Saint Martins. He lives in Nice, France.
Louise Simpson fell in love with all things French as a teenager on holidays to her family home in Dordogne and as a French student at Cambridge University. Since moving to Southern France in 2003, she has authored over 10 print and on-line travel guides to Southern and Central France and written for the Financial Times Weekend, Independent on Sunday and Times online in the UK. She also writes a regular food column for Monaco Life. Louise lives in Nice, France.
Kathryn Tomasetti , US-born and Italian-raised, writes travel and food features for a variety of publications including The Guardian and The Times. Her library of holiday photos-snapped from as far afield as China, Albania and Chile-have been published by National Geographic and Time Out. Kathryn's favorite places in Provence are the pavement cafes of Avignon and the art-filled city of Arles. She resides in Nice, France.