Lonely Planet France's Classic Trips by Lonely Planet

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's top shuttle advisor publisher

Discover the liberty of open roads with Lonely Planet France's vintage Trips. We've selected ten of our all-time favorite highway journeys that show off the simplest France has to provide, thrown in updated urban publications for Paris, Lyon, and great for stretch-your-legs stops alongside the best way, and supplied crucial street journey info to get you cruising. discover island abbeys, rustic wine cellars, sobering memorials, Alpine villages and the Mediterranean's shimmering coast all along with your relied on go back and forth spouse. Get to France, lease a automobile, and hit the line! Bon voyage!

Inside Lonely Planet France's vintage Trips:

Lavish color and lovely photography throughout
Itineraries and making plans advice to select definitely the right adapted routes to your wishes and pursuits - there's a visit for family members visitors, background buffs, culinary connoisseurs, open air adventurers
Get round easily - easy-to-read, full-colour course maps, designated instructions
Insider tips to get round like an area, stay away from difficulty spots and be secure at the street - hiring a automobile, fuelling up, neighborhood riding ideas, parking, toll roads, street stipulations, licenses, assurance, language device
Covers Normandy, The Loire Valley, Provence, French Riviera, Alps, Pyrenees, Atlantic Coast, Med, Bordeaux, Champagne, Paris, Lyon, Nice.

Classic journeys Included:

Essential France: The can't-misses in this epic cross-country event
Champagne Taster: Taste your method round the cellars of Champagne on this fizz-fuelled journey
Unesco Treasures: From Gothic cathedrals to papal palaces, journey France's international background websites
D-Day Beaches: stick with the process the WWII invasion on Normandy's shorelines
Chateaux of the Loire: France's maximum chateaux from medieval cities to royal palaces
Alpine event: Mountain grandeur from lakeside Annecy to lofty Chamonix
The Corniches: Three exciting coastal roads make this the last word French force
Riviera Cruising: The top shorelines, towns, villages, and nature alongside the mythical coast
Pyrenees: Explore this majestic mountain panorama, simply the equivalent of the Alps
Atlantic to Med: The definitive Southern France journey, linking very diversified seas

The ideal Choice: Lonely Planet France's vintage Trips is ideal for these making plans that once-in-a-lifetime journey which incorporates a flavor of all that makes France so beloved.

• searching for extra itinerary suggestions? Lonely Planet France's top journeys features 39 highway journey itineraries to fit quite a few trip agendas.
• searching for extra info? Lonely Planet France, our so much complete consultant to France, is ideal for exploring either most sensible points of interest and lesser-known gem stones.

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51 St. Paul’s in London. The dome is supported by four pillars, built by Guillaume Rondelet, linking four great arches. The first colonnaded facade was Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni’s St-Sulpice. Construction of this church began in 1733 and consisted of a two-story portico, topped by a triangular pediment. La Madeleine, Napoleon’s grand temple to his victorious army, was constructed on the ground plan of a Greco-Roman temple. Second Empire and Modern Interior of the Panthéon Neo-Classical An obsession with all things Greek and Roman swept France in the mid-18th century and well into the 19th century.

1891 First metro 1871 Third 1874 Monet paints first 1885 Louis Pasteur Republic established Impressionist picture: Impression: Soleil levant discovers rabies vaccine 1870 Zoo animals were shot to feed the hungry (see p226) 1870 Siege of Paris 1875 station opens 1889 Eiffel Tower built 1880 1885 1890 Entrance ticket to the exhibition Louis Pasteur 1889 Great Exhibition T H E H I S T O R Y O F PA R I S Citroën 5CV France led the world in the early development of the automobile. By 1900 the Citroën began to be seen on the streets of Paris, and long-distance auto racing was popular.

The modern gem of Islamic architecture, the Mosquée de Paris, is an attractive 1920s building in the HispanicMoorish style. It has a grand patio, inspired by the Alhambra, woodwork in cedar and eucalyptus, and a fountain. St-Sulpice Neo-Classical The arches of St-Jean L’Evangéliste, reminiscent of Islamic architecture Finding the Churches Chapelle de la Sorbonne p159 Dôme Church pp188–9 La Madeleine p218 Mosquée de Paris pp168–9 Notre-Dame pp82–5 Panthéon pp160–61 Sacré-Coeur pp226–7 Sainte-Chapelle pp88–9 Sainte-Clotilde p191 Salpêtrière p169 St-Etienne-du-Mont p159 St-Eustache p116 St-Germain-des-Prés p140 St-Germain l’Auxerrois p117 St-Gervais–St-Protais p103 St-Jean l’Evangéliste p230 St-Joseph-des-Carmes p175 St-Julien-le-Pauvre p158 St-Louis-des-Invalides p190 St-Merry p114 St-Paul–St-Louis p103 St-Roch p131 St-Séverin p158 St-Sulpice p174 Tour St-Jacques p117 Val-de-Grâce p175 SainteClotilde Second Empire Mosquée de Paris Modern 52  I N T R O D U C I N G PA R I S Paris’s Best: Gardens, Parks, and Squares Few cities can boast the infinite variety of styles found in Parisian gardens, parks, and squares today.

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