By Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's France good points lovely colour images of the chateaux, cathedrals, vineyards, villages, and beautiful nation-state vistas that look ahead to you. even more distinct and finished than the key festival, this is often easily the main trustworthy and in-depth consultant you should buy. it really is in my opinion researched and whole of candid reviews. Our authors have selected some of the best areas to stick, from the grand lodges of Paris and the stylish seashore lodges of the Riviera to fascinating and reasonable guesthouses in each provincial city. and naturally, we are going to just be sure you dine memorably all through France, no matter if you are splurging on a world-class eating place in Paris or trying to find a little-known local bistro that serves the entire classics. at any place you cross, you are going to depend on Frommer's for authoritative yet fun-to-use assurance of all of the ancient, creative, and cultural treasures. you will get an entire shopper's consultant, the most recent trip-planning recommendation on every little thing from discount airfares to rail passes, and an entire shopper's advisor. Frommer's France even contains a colour fold-out map and colour map of the Paris Metro!
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During the reign of Louis XIV, art and architecture were subservient to political ends. Buildings were grandiose and severely ordered on the Versailles model. Opulence was saved for interior decoration, which increasingly (especially from 1715–50, after the death of Louis XIV) became a detailed and self-indulgent rococo (rocaille in French). Externally, rococo is noticeable only in a greater elegance and delicacy. Rococo tastes didn’t last long, and soon a neoclassical movement was raising structures, such as Paris’s Pantheon (1758), that were even more strictly based on ancient models than the earlier classicist designs had been.
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Have your receipts or purchases handy to expedite the declaration process. Note: If you owe duty, you are required to pay on your arrival in the United States, using cash, personal check, government or traveler’s check, or money order; some locations also accept Visa or MasterCard. To avoid having to pay duty on foreign-made personal items you owned before your trip, bring along a bill of sale, insurance policy, jeweler’s appraisal, or receipt of purchase. Or you can register items that can be readily identified by a permanently affixed serial number or marking— think laptop computers, cameras, and CD players—with Customs before you leave.
Frommer's France 2005 by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince