Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France (including Paris, Alsace-Lorraine, and Champagne Country, with highlights in between).
Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor's guide, including Fodor's Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice.
Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you're reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor's makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse.
Full-Color Photos and Maps: It's hard not to fall in love with Northern France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook.
What's Covered? Get to Know Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France: Sculpted with cliff-lined coasts, Normandy has been home to saints and sculptors, with a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel's majestic abbey, Rouen's towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Brittany, a long arm of rocky land stretching into the Atlantic, is a place unto itself with its own language and time-defying towns such as Gauguin's Pont-Aven and the pirate haven of St-Malo.
Although the region of Alsace-Lorraine is bordered by the Rhine and often looks and sounds German, its main sights--18th-century Nancy, medieval Strasbourg, and the lovely Route du Vine--remain proudly French. Don't miss Champagne Country, the capital of bubbly, and the four Gothic cathedrals nearby.
No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth.
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April 18, 2011
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