?On the border between France and Spain, fought over for centuries, littered with castles, monasteries and tiny hilltop villages, divided by rivers and gorges, is the département of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Dominated by Canigou, the magical, mystical mountain, it is a sun-drenched land of vineyards and olive groves. Blessed with spectacular scenery, it is rich in art and history and, for walkers, cyclists, skiers, sailors, divers, swimmers, windsurfers and mountaineers, a paradise.
Jane Mann and Kate Hareng work together to produce P.-O. Life, the quarterly Anglophone magazine of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Both are passionate about the multi-faceted region in which they have chosen to live and know it intimately. In their book they invite you to explore and enjoy this southernmost corner of France, from high Pyrenean peaks to sparkling Mediterranean sea.
Jane has researched, photographed and collected a book-full of diverse and exciting places of interest for people of all ages and tastes to visit. Her descriptions are interspersed with Kate´s useful vocabulary, French exercises, `Did-you-knows´, tongue twisters and jokes.
Lavishly illustrated, the lively blend of information and essential facts make their helpful and instructive guide a must-have for visitors and residents alike.
This fascinating account brings to life the history of Port-Vendres, a vital Mediterranean port from antiquity to the present day. This deep water harbour has always been a key location, close to the border between France and Spain, where the Pyrenees drop down into the Mediterranean. It has sheltered Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, the French, the Spanish, as they traded and fought their way around the Mediterranean coast. Soldiers, sailors and fishermen have landed here for centuries, making this small town a veritable mirror of the Mediterranean world.
Author Jane Mann has been researching and observing it all from her vantage point facing the entrance to the port, and offers a delightful and intriguing picture of a place she has come to love and call her home.
OECD's review of investment policy in Zambia reviews the country's investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, trade and competition policy, tax policy, corporate governance, policies for promoting responsible business conduct, infrastructure development and other aspects of the policy framework for investment.
In the Chablais region of the Haute-Savoie, Morzine and Avoriaz sit on the Franco-Swiss border at the heart of the world´s most extensive ski network. The Morzine´s remarkable architectural heritage coupled with its colourful past, make it one of the prettiest and most memorable places in Savoie. As for Avoriaz, this car-free resort is credited as a « Grande Réalisation du Patrimoine du 20e siècle ».
This unique guidebook is designed to provide travellers with all the information they need to plan worry-free cycling holidays all across Ontario, Canada. It includes 34 tours, a multitude of safety tips, plus details on accommodations, local history, ground conditions, access to interesting trails, and more.
Quebec, founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, became the capital of New France in 1663. This fortress city and inland seaport served as a crucial control point, linking the Atlantic World with the vast network of navigable rivers and lakes that were the lifeblood of the French empire in North America.
This is the second book in the Mendel Guides series, a richly-illustrated collection of volumes that offers an inspiring new vision of Quebec, declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985. After exploring the upper town in the first volume, Quebec, World Heritage City, architectural historian David Mendel and photographer Luc-Antoine Couturier now take us down to the lower town, to discover a wealth of history, architecture and art in the port sector, by the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The destiny of the lower town has always been tied to the rising and falling fortunes of the port. Evidence of Quebecs evolution as a maritime city remains visible at almost every corner, waiting to be discovered by the observant eye. It is a story that is told in brick and stone.
The practical Ulysses Travel Guide Ontario provides the most in-depth coverage of Canada's richest and most populous province, with sections dedicated to each of Ontario's regions and major cities. Travel through the charming 19th-century villages that dot the banks of the St. Lawrence River and the shores of the Great Lakes. Fall under the spell of the modern cities of Ottawa, the nation's capital, and Toronto, its proudly multicultural metropolis. Discover all of Ontario's stunning natural splendours, from its many splendid provincial parks to the majestic Niagara Falls and the sprawling beaches on Lake Huron. This guide includes the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife options for all budgets, as well as a whole chapter dedicated to outdoor activities. Whether for a quick weekend visit or a longer vacation, this Ulysses guide is the perfect companion for business people, outdoor enthusiasts, culture buffs, families, foodies, wine lovers and all other travellers who wish to discover the best Ontario has to offer.
This guide explores the marvellous national parks found in the Quebec regions of Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent (Gaspésie, Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, Miguasha, Forillon and Bic). The guide offers a geographical and historical overview of each of these protected areas, as well as an in-depth look at each park's unique landscape and facilities. Complete information on the outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in each park is provided, including everything from hiking, cycling, sea-kayaking and other nautical sports to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Special attention is given to wildlife observation, with several tips on how to maximise your chances of spotting wild animals in their natural environment. Finally, accommodation suggestions are provided for each park, including campsites, yurts, refuges, lodges and many others.
Destinée aux habitants du Nunavik, aux touristes du Grand Nord et aux botanistes amateurs et professionnels, cette nouvelle édition du guide trilingue (français, anglais et inuktitut) remplace l´Atlas des plantes des villages du Nunavik. Elle présente plus de 400 végétaux et précise leur répartition autour des villages et dans les parcs du Nunavik, ainsi que dans certaines régions du Québec, dont le Parc de la Gaspésie qui, sur ses hauts sommets, abrite de nombreuses espèces alpines également présentes dans l´Arctique québécois.
Discover Paris in a whole new way!
Gaze upon the jewels at Place Vendôme, soak in the souk vibe at Marché des Enfants Rouges, kick back in the Roman Lutèce arena, eat a burger in front of Molière, dance on an open-air terrace at Quai d'Austerlitz... Uniqueness, ephemerality, limited seating and, most of all, being one who's in the know (or who claims to be) is what is most attractive to Parisians. Adopt a French attitude and hop from private terraces to funky hole-in-the-wall spots and gorgeous rotunda-shaped underground spas. When wandering through a covered passageway, give into the temptation of irresistible goodies at a neo-bistro or be seduced by rare finds at a trendsetting concept-store. The best stroll, the tastiest galette, the funkiest second-hand shop and the most glamorous hotel: Judith Ritchie found them all for you. Get off the beaten path and dive into the City of Light's effervescent whirlwind with 300 Reasons to Love Paris!