In 12 thematic chapters French historian Franck Ferrand leads us through the most beautiful and iconic cities, sites and landscapes of France. Beautifully illustrated with colour photos, the book showcases the very best of France’s myriad delights guiding us through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid castles, beautiful towns, great museums and natural wonders.

Compact and fully illustrated, it reveals France’s medieval treasures, its classical marvels and the homes of its most celebrated creatives. From the prehistoric drawings in the Lascaux caves to Avignon’s Papal Palace that was the seat of Western Christianity in the 14th century; from Leonardo da Vinci’s house in the Loire Valley to the home of General de Gaulle; from the lighthouse of Cordouan to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senan; and from Monet’s gardens at Giverny to the Maulévrier Japanese Oriental Garden, this book introduces you to the very heart of France.

Discover France in 100 Destinations by Franck Ferrand, published by Flammarion

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