Michelin Wine Regions of France


Author: Jane Anson,Akilah Scharff

Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

ISBN: 9782067181960

Category: Travel

Page: 491

View: 8593

The freshly updated Michelin Green Guide Wine Regions of France is ideal for a thematic journey. Discover France's 14 renowned wine regions; learn all about wine, including how to buy; and explore the scenic towns and villages--and vineyards—along the way. Official wine routes are described, as well as Michelin Driving Tours, which highlight special points of interest. Through its star-rating system, well-researched places to stay and eat, colorful maps and suggested activities, the Green Guide helps you explore the best of each French wine region.

French Wines


Author: Robert Joseph

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789446251

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 1500

Provides a comprehensive guide to the wines of France, describes the wine-growing regions, and recommends classic dishes to match the wines

Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves

Culinary Adventures in the Dordogne


Author: Kimberley Lovato,Laura Schmalhorst

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762440368

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

View: 5094

Pull up a chair and visit the Dordogne (called Périgord by the locals) the way it should be visited: one bite at a time. Walnut Wine and Truffle Groves is a culinary travel book that navigates the back roads—as well as the menus and markets—of the southwestern region of France with newfound excitement. Through interviews with local home cooks and chefs, visits to local farms, historic sites and wineries, market tours, and serendipitous detours, Lovato provides a glimpse into this unspoiled wonderland. The alluring recipes and stunning photographs let readers discover the true jewels in France’s culinary crown as well as discover the country’s most beautiful and less trod-upon provinces. Winner of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbooks Award (USA) for Culinary Travel in the category of Lifestyle, Body and Soul and a Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon International Culinary Academy Award in 2011.

The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon


Author: Brian Catlos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405387823

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 2735

The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon is the most comprehensive guide to this beautiful and varied corner of southwest France. Written by a renowned historian with more than 15 years' experience in the region, it's packed with insightful accounts, detailed practical information and clear maps. You'll find everything you need to know to make the most of the region's highlights - with information on accommodation, places to eat and much more - whether in the vibrant city of Toulouse, the magnificent fortress of Carcassonne, the picturesque beach town of Collioure or the sleepy hamlets of the Orb valley. The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon includes thorough coverage of outdoor activities, from boating along the Canal du Midi and hiking in the Pyrenees to rafting or canoeing down the Ariège. Plus, there's insightful historical and cultural background information and two lavishly illustrated colour inserts introducing you to the legacy of the Cathars and the food and wine of Languedoc and Roussillon. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon.

Loire Valley


Author: Jack Tresidder,Lyn Parry

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756694975

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 4767

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley will lead you straight to the best attractions this region has to offer. The fully updated guide includes illustrated cutaways and floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. Detailed listings highlight the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and must-visit wineries for all budgets, and insider tips reveal everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley shows you what others only tell you.

Gascony & the Pyrenees


Author: Dana Facaros,Michael Pauls

Publisher: Cadogan Books

ISBN: 9781860119842

Category: Travel

Page: 380

View: 4167

This guidebook to Gascony and the Pyrenees covers where to eat, what to drink and places to stay. It describes famous sights as well as lesser known areas, and provides travellers with advice and information.

The Rough Guide to the Loire


Author: James McConnachie

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532576

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 7624

The brand-new Rough Guide to The Loire is the essential guide to one of France''s most popular regions. A World Heritage Site, The Loire is famed for its soft, fertile countryside and a marvellous parade of châteaux. The main section of the guide has informed accounts of every attraction from the fascinating troglodyte dwellings carved out of rock-faces around Saumur to the compelling gardens at Villandry. The listings tell you where to find the best wines, the tastiest goat''s cheese and the most interesting places to stay. There are maps and plans throughout and a full-colour introductory section listing the author''s favourite ''things not to miss''. In the contexts section there is detailed background on the region''s culture, cuisine, wine, festivals and history.

Top 10 Provence & Cote D'Azur


Author: Anthony Peregrine,Robin Gauldie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465425535

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 8204

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Provence & the Cote d'Azur in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Provence and the Cote d'Azur have to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of this region in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Provence & the Cote d'Azur, now with a sleek new eBook design.

Bradt Travel Guide Cross-Channel France

Nord-Pas de Calais: The Land Beyond the Ports


Author: John Ruler

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 184162327X

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 6162

Nord-Pas de Calais is Britain's foothold in France; it's where the ferries dock and the Channel Tunnel emerges into daylight. Bradt's Cross-Channel France delves not only into the port towns but also into the forgotten France that's rarely reached. Sample Vieux Bologne - the smelliest cheese in the world; climb the hill at Cassel - where the Grand Old Duke of York marched his 10,000 men; or visit Agincourt - the site of a cornerstone battle in British history. The guide also reveals where visitors can shop for cut-price goods and where they can cycle, walk or ride horses. Bradt's Cross-Channel France is packed with information for day trips as well as longer family-friendly holidays.

Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City


Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1640970258

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 9093

Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Montréal and Québec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This guide, with rich color photographs throughout, captures the French-speaking cities' universal appeal, from sidewalk cafés and Jewish delis to winter sports and traditional French cuisine. This travel guide includes: •PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information so they can travel with confidence •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Montréal & Québec City •UPDATED COVERAGE: Fully updated coverage of neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more. New restaurants and hotels throughout Montréal and Québec City showcase the best options at different price points and categories •SPECIAL FEATURES: Itineraries suggest the best day trips and overnights in the two cities, and the feature “A Food-Lover’s Tour of Montréal” offers a culinary walking tour. A feature on regional cuisine dishes up information on fantastic local fare •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Montréal & Québec City offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category •INDISPENSABLE PLANNING TOOLS: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important travel information •A CALENDAR OF EVENTS: helps visitors choose the best time to plan a visit around special festivals, parades, and golf tournaments •GREAT ITINERARIES: help travelers make the most of their time •COVERS: Old Montréal and the Lachine Canal; Downtown and Chinatown; The Latin Quarter and the Village; The Plateau, Outremont, Mile End and Little Italy; Parc du Mont-Royal; Cote-des-Neiges; Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; The Islands; Québec City Upper Town; Québec City Lower Town, and Québec City Old City. Also includes Side Trips from Montréal to the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, and the Outaouais, as well as Side Trips from Québec City to Île d’Orléans, Côte-de-Beaupré, and Charlevoix



Author: Nicola Williams,Miles Roddis

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741792800

Category: Travel

Page: 292

View: 1826

Discover Languedoc-Rousillon Kayak and swim beneath the arches of Le Pont du GardIndulge in a taste of 100% organic, sweet Banyuls wineGallery-hop and meander through the streets of buzzing MontpellierRetrace Robert Louis Stevenson's footsteps in the Cevennes In This Guide: Two authors, 128 days of research, 76 glasses of wineWake up to a home-cooked farmhouse breakfast - extensive coverage of local B&BsInterviews with an organic farmer, a kite-surfer and an artisan Roquefort makerContent updated daily: visit 'lonelyplanet.com' for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler insights

Dordogne, Berry, Limousin


Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)

Publisher: Michelin Editions des Voyages


Category: Travel

Page: 346

View: 2984

Provides a wealth of practical information on planning your visit - shopping, dining out, accommodation and seasonal events. Recommended sights and excursions for exploring destinations near and far, all graded to Michelin's renowned star system. Maps and town plans from Michelin's respected cartographers. Touring plans and itineraries to help make the most of your holiday.

California Wine For Dummies, Mini Edition


Author: Ed McCarthy,Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118042522

Category: Cooking

Page: 64

View: 7810

A tasteful guide for California wine novices and connoisseurs alike California accounts for a large percentage of the total U.S. wine production — about two of every three bottles sold. This handy guide presents the latest information on California wines and the regions where they are produced, including Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Santa Barbara, and Monterey. Open the book and find: The areas where wine is produced in California Recommened wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys An introduction to the wines south of San Francisco, including Monterey A glimpse into the wines of Santa Barbara and the rest of California

Land and Wine

The French Terroir


Author: Charles Frankel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022601472X

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 5012

For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of the Loire Valley. Although grape variety, climate, and the skill of the winemaker are essential in making good wine, the foundation of a wine’s character is the soil in which its grapes are grown. Who could better guide us through the relationship between the French land and the wine than a geologist, someone who deeply understands the science behind the soil? Enter scientist Charles Frankel. In Land and Wine, Frankel takes readers on a tour of the French winemaking regions to illustrate how the soil, underlying bedrock, relief, and microclimate shape the personality of a wine. The book’s twelve chapters each focus in depth on a different region, including the Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, the Rhône valley, and Bordeaux, to explore the full meaning of terroir. In this approachable guide, Frankel describes how Cabernet Franc takes on a completely different character depending on whether it is grown on gravel or limestone; how Sauvignon yields three different products in the hills of Sancerre when rooted in limestone, marl, or flint; how Pinot Noir will give radically different wines on a single hill in Burgundy as the vines progress upslope; and how the soil of each château in Bordeaux has a say in the blend ratios of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. Land and Wine provides a detailed understanding of the variety of French wine as well as a look at the geological history of France, complete with volcanic eruptions, a parade of dinosaurs, and a menagerie of evolution that has left its fossils flavoring the vineyards. Both the uninitiated wine drinker and the confirmed oenophile will find much to savor in this fun guide that Frankel has spiked with anecdotes about winemakers and historic wine enthusiasts—revealing which kings, poets, and philosophers liked which wines best—while offering travel tips and itineraries for visiting the wineries today.

Fodor's Essential France


Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0804143757

Category: Travel

Page: 880

View: 9163

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential France takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's army of France-based writers. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Side trips from Paris including Chartres, Versailles, and Monet's Garden · Coverage of Paris Neighbourhoods, Western Ile-de-France, Eastern Ile-de-France, Loire Valley, and Grenoble Planning to focus on just part of France? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Paris and Provence & the French Riviera.

Cycling the River Loire

The Way of St. Martin


Author: John Higginson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657378

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 1677

The 1370km Way of St Martin cycling route along the River Loire in France, is described in this guidebook in 23 comfortable stages. It includes a dramatic approach from Orange in Provence to the source of the River Loire at Le Gerbier de Jonc, then a route alongside the whole river with its vineyards and castles to the Atlantic at St Nazaire.

A Traveller's Wine Guide to France


Author: Christopher Fielden,Jim Budd

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566566247

Category: Travel

Page: 281

View: 5355

In this fully revised handbook, the authors describe France's most important wine-producing areas, give the background to the wines, and provide a guide to visiting the best producers. Includes maps and full-color photos.

The Rough Guide to Provence & the Côte D'Azur


Author: Neville Walker,Greg Ward,Kate Baillie

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1848365020

Category: Travel

Page: 443

View: 5645

Explore every corner of Provence and the Côte d'Azur using the clearest maps of any guide. Choose where to go and hat to see, inspired by dozens of photos. Read expert background on everything from the finest provençal wines to the most picturesque villages and bustling markets. Rely on our selection of the best places to stay, eat and party, for every budget.