JOURNEY: France Through the Ages

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Highlights Include

  • Southern Treasures: In the fortified town of Carcassonne, featuring the longest medieval city walls in Europe. Stroll through the market town of Albi, known for the artist Toulouse-Lautrec. In the breathtaking Dordogne region, known for its rugged countryside and lovely villages, enter the caves at Lascaux IV, visit charming Sarlat and the pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, and view cliffside castles during a leisurely cruise along the Dordogne River.
  • Loire River Valley: Experience this legendary landscape of spectacular châteaux, including the romantic Château de Chenonceau, a Renaissance masterpiece that spans the River Cher; the Château Clos Luce, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years; and the World Heritage site of Fontevraud Abbey.
  • Normandy: Gain insight into the extraordinary events of D-Day while visiting Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Èglise, Omaha Beach, and the Caen Memorial Museum. You’ll also stop in Bayeux to see the renowned Bayeux Tapestry and ascend cobblestone streets to the pilgrimage site of Mont St. Michael, Normandy’s famed medieval abbey.
    Along the Seine: Stroll through Monet’s gardens at Giverny, then conclude in Paris with a highlights tour.

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POP-UP BOOK: Legendary Routes of the World

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Legendary Routes of the World

by Alexandre Verhille and Sarah Tavernier

Legendary Routes of the World takes its readers on a splendid pop-up journey through some of the planet’s most famous itineraries. It includes the pioneering Aéropostale, which was the first French airborne mail delivery system that connected France with South America; the transatlantic single-handed yacht race dubbed the Rhum Route; the Silk Road connecting the Asian continent’s east and west through trade; Route 66 in the United States, which is ingrained in popular culture as the setting for countless travel narratives; and the impressive lunar expedition of 1969. Each one of these legendary routes is inventively presented as a double-page pop-up spread accompanied by interesting anecdotes and information. This is a visually striking gift book whose clever engineering and iconic illustrations inspire wonder in both children and adults.