The Most Beautiful Villages of the Loire
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Most Beautiful Villages of the Loire by Hugh Palmer
Book DescriptionUsually associated with Renaissance chateaux and historical monuments, the Loire valley is in fact a place of much greater richness and interest than the image of popular perception. The river itself is the longest in France and passes through a succession of landscapes, many of them of a richness which suggests that this is truly 'the garden of France', as it is often called. Yet there is variety here, reflected in the buildings and settings of the beautiful villages so stunningly illustrated in this book. Over thirty villages of the Loire and the surrounding countryside are described and beautifully illustrated in this book, which is completed by special sections on wine and food, and abbeys and churches. As with all the volumes in The Most Beautiful Villages series, there are appendices listing the most important sights, markets, hotels and restaurants, either in each village or close by.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500510513
(310mm x 250mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hugh Palmer
Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, Paperback (May 2012)
Provence is a land apart, a territory of outstanding beauty and distinction that has fascinated outsiders since earliest times. This title features photographs and accounts of the most beautiful villages of Provence such as Vaucluse and the Bouches-du-Rhone and more.
Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany, Paperback (May 2012)
Features thirty-six villages from all over Tuscany from those clustered around the great cities of Lucca and Florence, which produce some of the finest olive oil and are home to some of the world's greatest works of art, to the Chianti region and the valley of the Orcia, devoted to the cultivation of aromatic herbs.
Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, Paperback / softback (June 2011)
The loveliest villages created by the indomitable Greek spirit, all set in a landscape of overwhelming magnificence.
Most Beautiful Villages of Greece and the Greek Islands, Hardback (May 2011)» View all books by Hugh Palmer
From the green, terracotta and ochre of the Ionian Islands in the west, to the brilliant blue and white of the Aegean, the villages of Greece and its islands present a picture of incomparable beauty. This title presents a picture of a village culture largely lost to other countries of Europe, but loved by many visitors each year.
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Author Biography - Hugh Palmer
James Bentley was a distinguished travel writer who specialized in Italy and France. He was the author of the volumes on Tuscany, The Dordogne, Burgundy, England and Brittany in The Most Beautiful Villages...series. Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's foremost photographers of rural life. His previous books include Garden Ornament and The Water Garden, both published by Thames & Hudson, as well as many titles in The Most Beautiful Villages...series.
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