By (author) Foy, Shawnie K.
Told in a series of stylish, original essays, "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go" offers insight and advice for both the serious Francophile and the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris. Award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of traveling and living in France to reveal the vineyards, cooking classes, architectural treasures and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Normandy, Marseille to the French Alps. Along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who have changed the destiny of France. These 100 essays capture art, culture, food, history and style with jaunts through Paris, and along the country's three coastlines and many rivers. They include attractions such as the Chateau de Versailles and the 12 essential things to see at the Musee d'Orsay, but lesser-known places as well. Wander around the Art Nouveau city of Nancy, ride a white horse in the Camargue, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, or visit the Champagne house of Veuve Clicquot, built into an empire by a 27-year-old widow. From sexy to literary, from spiritual to simply gorgeous, "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go" is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see France, her way.