9780764587702

MTV France, 1st Edition

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    9780764587702

  • ISBN10:

    0764587706

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-01
  • Publisher: Frommers
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Summary

Get the inside scoop on France.From trolling Parisian nightclubs to skiing the French Alps, MTV France shows you what you want to do and where you want to be, with choices for every budget.Alternative accommodations. Bed down anywhere from a hauntedcastle to buzzing beachfront youth hostels or alpine ski chalets.Cheap eats. Fuel up on the world's best cheeses, cr?pes, and cassoulets. Chow down in an old Parisian workers' canteen, or try affordable cutting- edge dishes by France's hottest young chefs.Great clubs & bars. Party everywhere from Paris's grungy rue Oberkampf to the velvet rope scene at Cannes' Le Baol, or tour Champagne's best bubbly cellars and the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux.World-class museums & offbeat attractions. From the Mona Lisa at the Louvre and Van Gogh's house in Arles to Paris's catacombs and Lascaux's cave paintings, you'll discover France's finest and freakiest sites.

Author Biography

British-born Anna Brooke began her love affair with France on a camping trip in Brittany at age 13. After gaining an honors degree in French and European studies, she moved to Paris in 2000 and has spent the last 7 years becoming a full-fledged bohemian, juggling life between freelance travel writing (Time Out Paris, Frommer’s, Alastair Sawdays, and Dorling & Kindersley), TV presenting and voiceovers (Discovery Channel and Trivop TV), and acting (3 years singing in a cabaret, short movies, and ads). She is currently writing a one-woman show and dreaming of hosting her own travel program. Any offers are kindly welcome; contact her at annaebrooke@yahoo.fr.

Nathalie Jordi’s appetites keep her bouncing around among County Cork, New York, London, and the French Alps. When not slinging curd as a cheesemaker, she writes for Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Gastronomica, and her blog at www.autobiogeography.com. Her dream of a life spent baking, getting baked, and sitting in the sun are gathering steam during her current stint as a waitress in New York City.

Native Californian Lauren Sommer is a travel and environmental writer whose work has appeared in Sierra magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and various online publications. When not living as a downhill ski instructor or pursuing a croissant quest in France, she works in public broadcasting in San Francisco.

Anna Sussman studied French and Italian literature at Brown University in adherence to her belief that it is critical to engage with the literature of countries in which one plans to eat and shop. Currently based in Cairo, she keeps her mom, friends, and clothes in New York City while she hops around the Middle East reporting on human rights and women’s issues. She has written for the New York Times, The New York Observer, The Nation, and WomensEnews; and has lived in Brazil, Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States. (Photo by Christophe Katrib.)

Table of Contents

The Best of France
The Best Student Towns
The Best Scenes for Hip Youngsters
The Best Festivals
The Best Funky Arts Venues
The Best Tipple-Tasting
The Best Venues for Tracking the Rich & Famous
The Best Spots beside the Sea
The Best Moments
The Best Regional Produce
The Best of Freaky France
The Best Places to Eat Your Heart Out
The Best Places for a Good Night's Sleep
The Best Places to Get Down with History
The Best Ch??teaux
The Best Outlandish Architecture
The Best Religious Buildings
The Basics
The Lay of the Land
The Regions in Brief
Visitor Information
Getting In & Out
Money, Money, Money, Money! (Money!)
When to Go
Health & Insurance
Safety & Scams
Getting Wired
Getting There
Staying in France: Tips on Lodgings
Getting Around France
Tips for Travel on the Cheap
Tips for Backpackers/Creative Packing
Tips for Gay Travelers
Tips for Travelers with Disabilities
Tips for Solo Travelers
Tips for Minority Travelers
Specialized Tours & Resources
I Don't Want to Leave! Staying Beyond Vacation
Eating Your Way through France
Paris & Ile-de-France
The Best of Paris & Ile-de-France
Getting Around the Region
Paris
Ile-de-France
The Loire Valley
The Best of the Loire Valley
Getting Around the Region
Tours: The Ultimate Base for Ch??teau-Hopping
Top 20 Ch??teaux of the Loire
Nantes: A Bridge to Brittany
Playing Outside in the Loire
Normandy
The Best of Normandy
Getting Around the Region
Rouen: Joan of Arc's Resting Place
The Sea Stint: The Alabaster & Flower Coast
The History Trail
Brittany
The Best of Brittany
St-Malo: Surf, Sun & Stone Walls
Rennes: Student Town, Medieval Flair
Carnac: Brittany's Jekyll & Hyde
Quimper: Quaintness in the Country
Bordeaux & Charente-Maritime
The Best of Bordeaux & Charente-Maritime
Getting Around the Region
Bordeaux: Palatable & Happening
Angoul??me: Cartoon Central
Cognac
St-Emilion: Thank Bacchus You Made It
The Bassin d'Arcachon & Dune de Pilat
La Rochelle: An Unmissable Port of Call
The Basque Country & the Pyrenees
The Best of the Basque Country
Biarritz: Surf's Up on the Atlantic Coast
Bayonne: It's All About Food & Culture
St-Jean-Pied-de-Port: A Day in the Basque Country
Foix
Languedoc-Roussillon
The Best of Languedoc-Roussillon
Getting Around the Region
N??mes: French, Roman, or Spanish?Farther Afield of N??mes: Le Pont du Gard
Montpellier: Bumpin', Gritty College Town
Toulouse: Vibrant, Airy, Pink & Pastel
Perpignan: Straddling Catalonia
Le Viaduc de Millau
The Gorges du Tarn
The Dordogne & the Lot
The Best of the Dordogne & the Lot
Getting Around the Region
Sarlat: Art, Foie Gras & Truffles
Rocamadour & Cahors
Provence
The Best of Provence
Getting Around the Region
Marseille
Avignon
Arles
Aix-en-Provence
La C?'te d'Azur (French Riviera)
The Best of La C?'te d'Azur
Getting to the Region
St-Tropez: Clich??d but Still Beautiful
Cannes: More than Just a Film Festival
Nice: La Belle Dame de la Mediterran??e
Grasse: Ain't Just Perfume
Monaco & Monte Carlo: Playground of the Rich & Those Who Want to Be Seen Near Them
Corsica
The Best of Corsica
Getting There
Corsica History 101
Ajaccio
Bastia: Fierce Face of the Tyrrhenian
Erbalunga
Corte: A Stony Face Staring into Space
Bonifacio: Your Yachting Dream Come True
The Rh?'ne Valley & French Alps
The Best of the Rh?'ne Valley & French Alps
Lyon
Dr?'me & the Ard??che
Evian-les-Bains
Chamb??ry
Annecy
Chamonix
Grenoble
Massif Central & Auvergne
The Best of Massif Central & Auvergne
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