Author(s): Stephane Bern
The Best Loved Villages of France takes the reader to forty-four of the country's most treasured locations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into French village life. You can visit a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a mustached fisherman in Saint-Suliac, stroll along the windsurfers paradise at Wissant bay or promenade through the manicured grounds of Vaux-le-Vicomte, enjoy a fresh langoustine dinner in Corsica or catch the sunrise over the fairytale castle in Montsoreau. This book offers an illustrated tour around all twenty-two regions of France, from Provence and the Alps, to Normandy and the Loire. A charming selection of aerial and intimate photographs invite the reader to explore these splendid locales, while the descriptions, anecdotes, and interviews with local village-dwellers plunge you into the individual history and character of Frances diverse regions. Feel inspired by journalist Stephane Bern's informative and practical travel tips and recommendations, and start planning your own adventure to Frances most loved villages or simply enjoy the armchair tour.
Stephane Bern is a journalist for Le Figaro and a popular radio and television personality in France. He is the author of several biographies of royal families and society figures as well as coauthor of Highland Living: Landscape, Style, and Traditions of Scotland.