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NewsletterApril 2018

Spring Books

Above: Cuisery Village du livre - Village of books in Southern Burgundy.

Windows on Provence by Georgeanne Brennan: Georgeanne Brennan evocatively renders an insider's knowledge of Provence's villages and their ancient customs and traditions. Through rich essays, each examining a unique facet of Provençal culture, she shares her view of the southern region of the country.

Paris in Stride: An Insider's Walking Guide: The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours. Winsome watercolor maps of the "promenades" with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, winding Parisian streets, passing cafés, historical sights, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city. The careful artistry, insider's musings, and approachable readability-both visually and texturally-in this book will delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.

French Gallantry: Book 1 : Return to Paris: In the first book in this witty and warm-hearted series, Fan Cox tells the story of one woman's return to her native Paris following a sudden divorce. Beginning in her last days in the US, the heroine tells her journey back to the City of light and unable to find the work to support herself and her daughter in France, she accepts a position in London with a business news cable television station and experiences what it's like to be French in Britain's Anglo-Saxon world.

500 Random Facts: about France (Trivia and Facts about the Countries) (Volume 6): Did you know that the French President Charles de Gaulle has survived 32 assassination attempts? Have you heard that Hitler had to climb 1,665 stairs in order to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower because the French cut the elevator's cables?

Walking in the Haute Savoie: North: 30 day walks - Salève, Vallée Verte, Abondance, Bellevaux, Morzine: First volume of a 2-part guide to hiking in the Haute Savoie in the French Alps. This guidebook covers the area south of Lake Geneva to the Swiss border including pré-Alp areas Saleve, Chablais, the Valle Verte, with Evian and Morzine amongst places to stay. 30 walks including local summits and ridges, but generally straightforward terrain.

100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go: Told in a series of stylish, original essays, New York Times travel bestseller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and those who love crisp stories well told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on.

France's Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic: At the end of World War II, France's greatest challenge was to repair a civil society torn asunder by Nazi occupation and total war. Recovery required the nation's complete economic and social transformation. But just what form this "new France" should take remained the burning question at the heart of French political combat until the Algerian War ended, over a decade later. Herrick Chapman charts the course of France's long reconstruction from 1944 to 1962, offering fresh insights into the ways the expansion of state power, intended to spearhead recovery, produced fierce controversies at home and unintended consequences abroad in France's crumbling empire.

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Alpine Quilt Retreats with Busy Needle Quilting: Nestled high in the nearby French Alps is a very special chalet. Outside the air is cool, the leaves are alive with beautiful colours. Inside, the whirr of sewing machines can be heard amongst the laughter. It must be Patchwork in the Peaks! BNQ is proud to host this semi-annual quilter's retreat, consisting of four day long weekends in the French Alps (Morzine).
US Citizen's Investment and Pension Seminar: deVere France cordially invite you to their upcoming international investment and pension seminar, for US citizens living in France, at Le Hotel de Cité, Carcassonne on Thursday 12th April.
Clos des Saveurs: Nestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac, Clos des Saveurs Bed and Breakfast lies in a part of the world as much famed for its beauty, tranquillity and verve as for its wine, cuisine and rolling vineyards.
Esprit du Bocage: More than 15 years ago, Ruud and Gea Keller, a Dutch couple, fell in love with the beautiful Pays de la Baie de Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. They restored two, centuries old, granite farmhouses, and transformed them into charming and stylish independent Holiday Homes (Gîtes in French). Both self catering cottages have been renovated with natural materials, thereby retaining the authentic character of the original farmhouses. The cottages are well equipped and comfortable and have wood burning stoves; both romantic and comfortable for chilly evenings and the cosy autumn and winter season.

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