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  • St. Tropez, Fréjus, St. Raphael & the Western Côte d'Azurby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    Starting just east of la Ciotat, the great sweep of Mediterranean coast, all the way to the Italian border, is referred to as the Côte d'Azur or the Riviera. It is a large area with dozens of beaches and, despite the coast's reputation for toney glamor alternating with brash vulgarity, it's a great location for watersports, boating,... more...

  • Portofino, Rapallo & Italy's Riviera di Levanteby Amy Finley

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The scent of herbs and pines, the startling blue of the sea. The brilliant white of cliffs tumbling into the depths. The sound of pounding surf, the chiming of church bells. The sight of mountain peaks that break the clouds, the chill of an alpine breeze. All this, and more, is the Italian Riviera. Pinned between the mountains and the sea, on a steeply-sloped... more...

  • Cannes & Cap d'Antibesby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    Cannes is probably the most urban of all the Riviera resorts. When not lounging on terraces overlooking the water (the quintessential Cannes accommodation is a rented apartment with a sea or pool view), experienced visitors spend a lot of time "en promenade." Before lunch on La Croisette is the traditional time and place to stroll, window... more...

  • Nice, Menton & the Haut Pays Nicoisby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    Nice is irresistably frivolous, like a dotty and unexpectedly girlish old lady. From the crisp meringue of the Belle Époque hotels on the Promenade des Anglais, to the candy-colored buildings along the Cours Saleya, it is a thoroughly delicious city. Everyone who visits Nice falls in love with the palm-shaded walks along the eight-km/five-mile... more...

  • France's Camargue, Arles, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer & Aigues Mortesby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Broad, flat and sunburnt, the Camargue is an almost surreal web of shallow, lakes (étangs), meandering rivers, canals, marshes and dunes. Part-desert, part-irrigated plain, part-grassland, part-nature reserve, it is an area of France truly unlike any other. A rough triangle, bounded on the north by Arles, the west by Aigues Mortes and theeast... more...

  • France's Vaucluse, the Lubéron & Mont Ventouxby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Head north and east of Avignon and the landscape of Provence changes dramatically. The fertile plains of western Vaucluse, known as the Comtat Venaissin, give way to rising, forested hills and mountains. It is here that the South of France begins to lift itself into the first intimations of the Pre-Alpes. Vineyards, olive groves and orchards spread... more...

  • Haute Provence - Les Gorges du Verdonby Ferne Arfin

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    Along the Côte d'Azur and the Riviera, this region is usually referred to as l'arrière pays - the back country. If you love dramatic landscapes, nearly vertical gorges, calm mountain lakes and valleys so deep and tight they have their own climates, you can't help finding Haute Provence thrillingly beautiful. This... more...

  • Contemporary French Cultural Studiesby William Kidd; Sian Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating... more...

  • The Grimsby Book of Daysby Lucy Wood

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Grimsby Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • Capetian France 987-1328by Elizabeth Hallam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks,... more...