Richly illustrated guide with full colour photographs showing where the tombs etc are located with over 100 colour photographs. A unique examination of how kings met their ends - a horrible history for grown ups.
Discover the 158 most picturesque villages in France, as selected by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association for their authenticity, charm, and cultural heritage. This new, fully updated edition provides everything you need for a memorable trip through the most beautiful villages of France. These charming French destinations offer a truly unique travel experience, from the rugged coastline of Brittany at Saint-Suliac to the Provençal lavender fields of Tourtour and the traditional barges navigating the Dordogne river at Beynac-et-Cazenac. This comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the hidden treasures of France, inviting readers to explore each village through: - 158 color road maps - Local history - Sights and attractions - Accommodation options - Restaurant recommendations - Events and activities - Gastronomic and artisanal specialties
The majestic Mont-Saint-Michel, which attracts millions of curious people every year, stands almost as an international emblem for this beautiful and vast region. But Normandy is diverse, rich in its landscapes, culture and activities: tumultuous at Cap de la Hague, serene where the Seine meanders, steeped in history at Rouen, chic at Deauville, thermal at Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, original at Le Havre, resort-like at Granville. And of course there's the history: from William the Conqueror to the Allied landing during World War II. Though the price to pay was high, it is a real source of pride for the Normans to have played such a huge role in the liberation of Western Europe. The commemoration of these events holds a special place in the whole region. In short, if you don't have a precise agenda, let yourself drift along its paths and roads: this is perhaps the best way to discover Normandy and its way of life. Lovers of sport (nautical sport, of course, but not only), good meals, architectural discoveries, or just tranquility, Normandy is for you. With this guidebook, Petit Futé has done everything possible to give you a selection of addresses gathering the must-sees as well as the hidden treasures for a successful stay.
This eBook version of the Green Guide Normandy by Michelin features the celebrated star-rating system and respected maps, which make sure you see the best that Normandy has to offer. Michelin’s Green Guide Normandy features an easy-to-use organization, top attractions, detailed color maps, regional introductions, most interesting towns, shopping hot spots and suggested places to eat and stay for a variety of budgets, allowing travelers to plan their trip carefully or to be spontaneous during the journey. Choose one of the many driving tours through serene landscapes, explore the Normandy landing beaches, hike through the Mayenne countryside, or sip Calvados among the apple orchards.
The Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from the glorious medieval abbey of Mont-St-Michel to Monet's waterlily pond at Giverny, and the ancient Bayeux Tapestry. Discover walks and cycle trails through ancient forests and along stunning coastline, and learn more about the defining feature of the Breton landscape - the awe-inspiring megaliths of Carnac. Foodies will enjoy a full section on Feasting in northern France, while readers are directed to the finest restaurants and café terraces, not to mention lively festivals and markets. Whether you're looking for the best camping or the most stylish hotels, you can rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You'll find practical advice on travelling around the region, from river cruises to the SNCF rail service, as well as the clearest maps of any guide. Explore all corners of this region with authoritative background on everything from Brittany and Normandy's varied landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating history and musical heritage. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy.
Charles Conder was one of the youngest, most original and most talented members of the Heidelberg School of impressionist painters, and one of the few to achieve a lasting reputation outside Australia. His work hangs in many major collections, including the Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Conder painted the Hawkesbury region and Sydney's beaches, including Coogee with Tom Roberts-who invited him to Melbourne. There he joined the artists' camps at Box Hill and Heidelberg, painted urban and bayside scenes and was a major instigator of the famous '9 x 5' Exhibition in 1889. As in Sydney, his carefree charm and delicate, witty paintings endeared him to literary and artistic circles. Paris beckoned early, and he soon fell in with the fin de si cle generation led by Oscar Wilde, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Aubrey Beardsley. He embraced Bohemia, was forever in debt, worked erratically but unceasingly and lived as if there were no tomorrow. Although Conder was rescued from poverty by marriage to a wealthy Canadian widow, his bohemian past eventually called in its account. Tragically, he descended into syphilitic madness and died in his fortieth year. Conder's was a beguiling, charmed, desperate life. He was handsome and rakish and sociable-sensitive to people and place, and extraordinarily talented. Yet his work has been long neglected. If he was waiting for the right biographer, Conder's patience has been vindicated. Ann Galbally investigates her subject with scholarly rigour, but writes with lightness of touch and with passion, sharing her fascination with the people and places Conder knew. This is a splendid biography of a gifted artist whose personal style and unconventional life will appeal to another fin de siecle generation of readers.
Are you intrigued by Brother Cadfael or Jane Austen's heroines and want to learn more about Maud the Empress or the Prince Regent? Need a better grasp of the background to Shakespeare's history plays or career? Let Royals of England fill in the missing links.Royals of England offers lively biographies of royal personages that accompany detailed accounts of geographic sites and websites. Placed in chronological order, each profile can easily be read as a self-contained narrative. With the information provided by authors Kathleen Spaltro and Noeline Bridge, you'll be able to design a tour around a royal person of interest or search out all the royal persons associated with a certain locale.Fifty family trees, one or more for most chapters, help you identify members of different royal houses. You'll be able to determine how the Jacobite Pretenders passed their claim to the Kings of Sardinia, or how Lettice Knollys, wife to Leicester and mother to Essex, was related to Elizabeth I. Royals of England provides a useful resource for history enthusiasts, travelers, and genealogists alike.