Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, for the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and for those who love crisp stories well-told. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country's destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris's hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice's Cour Saleya market.
From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.
New York Times Travel bestseller First Prize winner in the Paris Book Festival Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year silver winner in Travel "In this elegant book, Marcia DeSanctis becomes your smartest, most glamorous, generous and insightful friend--your sage, and your guide. 100 Places in France is a treasure for any woman who wishes to know the country intimately, from its most delectable and stylish surfaces (linge- rie! parfum!) to its nuanced and profound depths. Whether traveling by jet, or simply by imagination, you will savor this ride, perhaps along with a glass of fine champagne or the perfect demitasse. I loved it." --Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Still Writing "I'm not sure which I would rather do: pack this book and visit all the sublime places Marcia DeSanctis portrays, or curl up in my living room and devour the shimmering language in her 100 beautiful sto- ries. Either way, 100 Places in France is travel writing at its finest: infor- mative, deep and transporting." --Ann Leary, author of The Good House "A 100-chapter love letter about France and a manual on how other women can best find that love...excellent inspiration for a future trip." --Spud Hilton, San Francisco Chronicle "Even if you don't have plans to go to France, Marcia DeSanctis will take you there with her whimsical, encyclopedic guide to Gallic life... a necessary indulgence for even the most jaded Francophile." --Kate Betts, author of My Paris Dream "Transcends the genre." --France Magazine "Blows up the typical stodgy guidebook format...this nifty book will cause an outbreak of Franco-lust." --MORE Magazine "Some day when I do drink absinthe in a basement bar in Antibes or hike along the beaches of Etretat, my experience will be all the richer for having DeSanctis as a guide." --Globe-trotting, Boston Globe "A splendid new book on France has hit the shelves. DeSanctis has curated 100 distinct experiences that you'll want to revisit again and again. For those smitten with travel to France, this volume is a real gift." --France Today
Shawnie Kelley Foy owns Wanderlust Tours, a travel company specializing in cultural, culinary, and women's tourism. She has lived in France and continues to travel extensively through the country. Shawnie contributes to several history and travel magazines and teaches French travel and cooking seminars in Columbus, OH where she lives with her husband, Kevin, and menagerie of pets.