This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s France guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip.
Pin this image Yellow Studio (Stephen Romer) – Thwarted, unrequited French love is the powerful inspiration behind this dramatic collection of poems by one of Britain’s best contemporary poets, at home in France since the 1981.
Pin this image This Night’s Foul Work (Fred Vargas) – Paris, the Pyrenees and a Normandy village are among the places this award-winning French crime writer takes readers to in her latest spellbinding detective novel.
Pin this image The Man who Married a Mountain – (Rosemary Bailey) By the author of Life in a Postcard: Escape to the French Pyrenees, this elegant piece of travel writing scales the Pyrenees with 19th-century mountaineers.
Pin this image Another Long Day on the Piste (Will Randall) – Refreshingly different from the ‘renovate a farmhouse’ norm, this one dissects in hilarious detail a season spent in a ski resort in the French Alps.
More travel literature reading lists for other destinations can be found here.