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Blue Guide Southwest France By Delia Gray-Durant

Blue Guide Southwest France

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The lifestyle, food, wine and tranquil rolling countryside make Southwest France an attractive destination. This guide describes its art, history and architecture in detail. Full-colour throughout with detailed maps and diagrams. Includes Blue Guides Recommended dining and accommodation suggestions.
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Blue Guide Southwest France by Delia Gray-Durant

Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides -- The Southwest of France is a key destination for long leisurely stays or weekend breaks. Delia Gray-Durant, an art historian who has lived and worked in the region, knows this landscape of contrasts intimately. Mountains, rivers, rolling hills, pine forests, and the Atlantic coast have determined the spectacular range of food and drink on offer. Its artistic, architectural and historic inheritance is equally wide-ranging: caves decorated by prehistoric man; superb Romanesque pilgrimage churches and forbidding Gothic ones; grand 18th-century and cityscapes; eclectic seaside architecture; and rich art collections including a museum dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec. Illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details and photographs -- "Often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth" Daily Telegraph. "Guide books in the grand tradition of thoroughness and objectivity" Georgia Review.

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GOR002134946
Blue Guide Southwest France by Delia Gray-Durant
Delia Gray-Durant
Blue Guides
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Blue Guides
2006-06-29
648
1905131135
9781905131136
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