Mont Saint Michel and Chartres
First published at the turn of the century, this classic work is a meditation on the Medieval world as reflected through its most famous religious structures.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
This chivalric myth -- of Arthurian fame -- features a Cornish knight and an Irish princess who are under a spell of love.
Normandy Map 513
A colorful, detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000, featuring Rouen, Le Havre and the route of the Seine from west of Paris to the Atlantic.
On a remote island off of Brittany, an art critic sits completely still and silent as his old friend paints his portrait and tells him the story of his long and tortured life in this eerie mystery.
Cathedrals and Castles, The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a brief chronology.
D-Day June 6, 1944, The Climactic Battle of World War II
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well researched book draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day. This comprehensive account contains 32 pages of photos and eight maps.
A regional map of Brittany by Michelin at the very good scale of 1:200,000.
Horse of Pride, Life in a Breton Village
A richly detailed novel of Breton lives, culture and folklore in the wake of World War I.
The Food of France
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
On Rue Tatin, Living and Cooking in a French Town
A refreshingly direct, affectionate memoir of making a home -- and cooking -- in Louviers.
The Secret Life of the Seine
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
The Oysters of Locmariaquer
Winner of the 1965 National Book Award, this paper edition of Clark's pleasurable portrait of the hardy oystermen and byways of coastal Brittany is introduced by Mark Kurlansky.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany
An illustrated portrait of Brittany, its landscape, architecture and people.
The Bayeux Tapestry
An illustrated, full-color reproduction of the Bayeux Tapestry, whose colorful embroidery and Latin text tell the story of the Norman victory over England in 1066. The reproduction shows the detailed stitches clearly and is enhanced by Wilson's accompanying text.
Legends and Romances of Brittany
A broad anthology that draws on varying strains of the Breton tradition, including Arthurian legends, the lays of Marie de France and tales of Breton saints as well as more standard fairy stories.
At Home in France
Subtitled "Tales of an American and Her House Abroad," this account of life in a small village in southwestern France is shot through with Barry's irony and New York outlook on life.
Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy
An informative, detailed guide to Brittany and Normandy with a good overview of history and culture
A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
A compact guide to Normandy's WWII battlefields, memorials, sites and cemeteries.
A Traveller's History of France
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.