eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465412662
  • ISBN-13: 9781465412669
  • DDC: 914.450483
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley will lead you straight to the best attractions this region has to offer. The fully updated guide includes illustrated cutaways and floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. Detailed listings highlight the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and must-visit wineries for all budgets, and insider tips reveal everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley shows you what others only tell you.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing the Loire Valley.
2: Discovering the Loire Valley.
3: Putting the Loire on the Map.
4: A Portrait of the Loire Valley.
5: From Defence to Decoration.
6: Inside the Châteaux.
7: Churches and Abbeys.
8: Writers and Artists of the Loire Valley.
9: Themed Tours of the Loire Valley.
10: Walking in the Loire Valley.
11: Winemaking and Vineyards.
12: A View of the River Loire.
13: The Loire Valley through the Year.
14: Son et Lumière in the Loire.
15: The History of the Loire Valley.
16: Rulers of the Loire.
17: Neolithic and Roman Loire.
18: The Early Middle Ages.
19: The Hundred Years’ War.
20: Renaissance Loire.
21: Growth and Prosperity.
22: The Modern Era.
23: The Loire Valley Area by Area.
24: The Loire Valley at a Glance.
25: Anjou.
26: Exploring Anjou.
27: Touraine.
28: Exploring Touraine.
29: Blesois and Orleanais.
30: Exploring Blésois and Orléanais.
31: Berry.
32: Exploring Berry.
33: North of the Loire.
34: Exploring the North of the Loire.
35: Loire-Atlantique and the Vendee.
36: Exploring Loire-Atlantique and the Vendée.
37: Travellers’ Needs.
38: Where to Stay.
39: Staying in a Château.
40: Choosing a Hotel.
41: Where to Eat.
42: The Flavours of the Loire Valley.
43: What to Drink in the Loire.
44: Choosing a Restaurant.
45: Shops and Markets.
46: What to Buy in the Loire Valley.
47: Activities in the Loire Valley.
48: Survival Guide.
49: Practical Information.
50: Personal Security and Health.
51: Banking and Local Currency.
52: Communications and Media.
53: Travel Information.
54: Travelling around by Rail.
55: Travelling around by Road.
General Index.
Phrase Book.