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A Day At Chateau De Fontainebleau

Author : Guillaume Picon
ISBN : 2080202545
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Imbued with over eight centuries of history, A Day at Château de Fontainebleau offers unique historical insight into the lives of over thirty-four French sovereigns who inhabited and enhanced this great architectural monument. A visit to the exceptionally well-preserved Fontainebleau--one of the few royal residences left intact during the French Revolution--offers unparalleled access to French history, art, and architecture. From François I to Napoleon, and from Marie-Antoinette to Joséphine, Fontainebleau sweeps the reader back in time to experience the traditions and customs of great figures throughout the history of France. Comprised of more than 1,500 rooms on 130 acres of parkland and gardens, and situated thirty-seven miles south of Paris, Fontainebleau welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year. This book features superb images illustrating the artisanal decorative details of the château and the spectacular works of art still housed within; it includes exclusive access to archival documents and numerous rooms and galleries that are not open to the public. From hunting excursions to the grand parties and spectacles that took place at Fontainebleau, A Day at Château de Fontainebleau is a private invitation inside a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of France's most beautiful historical monuments. Exquisite photographs by Eric Sander trace the French ruling dynasties--Capétians, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans-- that made their mark on this historical estate. The photographs offer rare access to parts on the chateau usually closed to the public, including the Napoléon III's office, Marie-Antoinette's Turkish-style boudoir, Madame de Maintenon's apartments, the Imperial Theater, the medieval keep, François I's Cour Ovale, Henri IV's Gallery of Stags, the Salle des Colonnes, Diana Gallery, and many rare objects from the impeccably well-preserved monument.

The Caesar Of Paris Napoleon Bonaparte Rome And The Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire

Author : Susan Jaques
ISBN : 9781681779409
Genre : History
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A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte’s fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris’ artistic landscape. Napoleon is one of history’s most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome—both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See—have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome”— Europe’s cultural capital—through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of the classical beauty we know and adore today. Napoleon had a tradition of appropriating from past military greats to legitimize his regime—Alexander the Great during his invasion of Egypt, Charlemagne during his coronation as emperor, even Frederick the Great when he occupied Berlin. But it was ancient Rome and the Caesars that held the most artistic and political influence and would remain his lodestars. Whether it was the Arc de Triopmhe, the Venus de Medici in the Louvre, or the gorgeous works of Antonio Canova, Susan Jaques brings Napoleon to life as never before.

Best Of France 2017 Petit Fut

Author : Dominique Auzias
ISBN : 9791033152866
Genre : Travel
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Designed for English-speaking people looking for good tips and good addresses in France, “Best OF France” by Petit Futé is an essential how-to guide to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits and outings to be sure you will not get lost in the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union.

Time Out Paris

Author : Editors of Time Out
ISBN : 9781846703553
Genre : Travel
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Time Out's resident team helps you get the best from the fascinating French capital in this annual guide. Along with detailed coverage of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all the major attractions, Time Out Paris gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and independent reviews throwing the spotlight on everything from ancient street-corner cafés to vital new nightclubs. The 20th edition of Time Out Paris, written by a resident team of journalists, will help you get through the maze of tiny streets and the seemingly endless range of choices.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409353973
Genre : Travel
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DK's Family Guide France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In Family Guide France: - 'Hubs', built around major sights map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight DK Family Guide France - we've done the planning so parents don't have to. Now available in PDF format.

Hitler 1889 1936

Author : Ian Kershaw
ISBN : 9780141925790
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw recreates the world which first thwarted and then nurtured the young Hitler. As his seemingly pitiful fantasy of being Germany's saviour attracted more and more support, Kershaw brilliantly conveys why so many Germans adored Hitler, connived with him or felt powerless to resist him.


Author : Steve Fallon
ISBN : 1740593065
Genre : Travel
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Offers advice on theatre, music, entertainment, shopping, galleries, museums, restaurants, and hotels in Paris.

Europe And England In The Sixteenth Century

Author : T.A. Morris
ISBN : 9781134748198
Genre : History
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This innovative textbook uniquely combines an integrated survey of European and English history in the sixteenth century. The book is structured in three parts: the Western european Environment, The Rise of the Great Monarchies and the Crisis of the Great Monarchies. It covers political, social, religious and economic history from the late Renaissance to Mary Stuart and Philip II. It recognises the amount of common belief and interest between the British Isles and Western Europe in the century of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and indicates how events on one side of the Channel influenced those on the other side. Key Features: * colourful and informative biographical sketches of major figures * clearly structured genealogical charts, chronologies and full glossaries * surveys of changing historiograhical debates, including contemporary issues * documentary exercises related to examination questions * lavish illustrations including maps, tables, photographs and line drawings Drawing on many years of classroom experience, Terry Morris presents in a highly readable and concise format the essential elements of narrative and debate while also indicating routes to follow for deeper and more advanced study. The book will be essential reading for students of early modern history.

Bike Abroad

Author : Gerri Alpert
ISBN : 1885150008
Genre : Travel
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This book, part of the New Voyager Trip Finders (tm) travel guide series, tells cyclists about every kind of organized bike trip - over 400 of them to countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Middle & South America. The book contains dozens of color photographs, descriptions of the geographic regions covered, maps & details about each trip, including routes, difficulty level, accommodations, overnight stops & prices. Included are trips for the rank beginner as well as for advanced cyclists, super luxurious tours, moderate & budget tours, trips for women, for singles & for families, self-guided tours & some that combine biking with other sports like hiking or rafting. Accommodations range from deluxe chateaux to modest bed & breakfasts, from yachts to tents. Easy-to-read charts help readers to compare trips given by different tour companies. The book also contains advice on what to bring, how to pack your bike for shipping & how to get in shape. Indexes help the reader locate trips by geography & tour company. To order: 1-800 NEW VOYAGER. For information: (914) 234-0119, FAX (914) 234-0118. New Voyager Trip Finders, Inc., P.O. Box 160, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.


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ISBN : 0864426127
Genre : France
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The Camargue village of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer hosts a three-day annual pilgrimage by gypsies, who honour their patron saint, Sarah. This guide to France has a special section on food and wine, covers outdoor activities in the Alps and the Pyrenees, and includes a detailed language guide.

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