100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

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Travelers' Tales
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5.4 X 7.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Marcia DeSanctis is a former television news producer who has worked for Barbara Walters, ABC, CBS, and NBC News. She contributes to Vogue and Town & Country magazines about health, wellness, and beauty. Her essays, articles, and stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Tin House, Creative Nonfiction, The Coachella Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Roads and Kingdoms, The Sunday Telegraph, Architectural Digest, O the Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, More, BBC Travel, Yahoo Travel, Entropy, Off Assignment, and many others. Her travel essays have been widely anthologized, including five consecutive years in The Best Women's Travel Writing and four in The Best Travel Writing. She is the recipient of five Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, including Travel Journalist of the Year for her essays from Rwanda, Morocco, Russia, Haiti, and France, and a Solas Award for Best Travel Writing. She holds a degree from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literature as well as a Masters in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She lived and worked for several years in Paris and travels as much as possible 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 (lingerie! 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 Still Writing and Hourglass

"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 stories. Either way, 100 Places in France is travel writing at its finest: informative, deep and transporting."
--Ann Leary, author of The Good House and The Children

"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: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine

"Transcends the genre."
--France Magazine

"It's the most elegantly written book, rich in history and very French, in the best possible way. It's just a delight."
--Pauline Frommer, The Frommer Radio Hour

"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 Étretat, 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