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Best France Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top France books.

Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadLonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a café crème at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix and explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now!
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Nicola Williams, et al.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide France (2018)

 Best France Books You Should ReadThis guide will show you the wide range of sights that France has to offer, from the beautiful cities of Paris, Lille, and Nice filled with art galleries and historic sights; the châteaux of the Loire Valley and the remarkable Mont-St.-Michel; to the beauty of the Pyrenees and Alps, Brittany beaches, the glamorous French Riviera, and Corsica’s wild landscape. Learn about regional French cuisines and wines, architecture, art, and literature.
Author(s): DK Travel

Fodor’s Essential France (Full-color Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best France Books You Should ReadWritten by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Unforgettable artwork, heavenly villages, and dream cities–there are so many reasons to visit France that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor’s Essential France takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect French experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor’s army of France-based writers.
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

Frommer’s France (Complete Guides) (2018)

 Best France Books You Should ReadTake the guesswork out of vacation planning. Frommer’s hires only seasoned experts, journalists who live in France either full-time or part-time, which means their advice doesn’t have to be second-guessed. It’s savvy, dependable, and not based on one or two short trips to France, but on a lifetime of exploration.
Author(s): Jane Anson, Anna E. Brooke, et al.

100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (2014)

 Best France Books You Should ReadTold in a series of stylish, original essays, New York Times travel bestseller 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile and anyone who loves crisp stories well told. Like all great travel writing, this collection goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there.
Author(s): Marcia DeSanctis

The Most Beautiful Villages of France: The Official Guide (2019 Edition) (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadFrom the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor’s information for these exceptionally preserved destinations.Carefully selected each year, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches.
Author(s): Les Plus Beaux Villages De France Assoc.

French Phrasebook: +1400 French Phrases to travel in France with confidence! (2015)

 Best France Books You Should ReadFrench phrase book with audio Do you want to visit France? Or what about eating out at a French restaurant? Maybe you want to impress your friends with some common French phrases.
Author(s): Frederic Bibard

Rick Steves France 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadPlanning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.
Author(s): Rick Steves, Steve Smith

Rick Steves Best of France (2018)

 Best France Books You Should ReadPlanning a longer trip? Rick Steves France 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually.Looking for a quick getaway? Try Rick Steves Pocket Paris.
Author(s): Rick Steves, Steve Smith

Michelin Green Guide France: Travel Guide (Green Guide/Michelin) (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadThe updated Green Guide France presents this beautiful country's star-rated attractions, accompanied by regional introductions, cultural background, detailed maps and recommendations for a range of great hotels and restaurants.
Author(s): Michelin

France in the World: A New Global History (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadBringing together an impressive group of established and up-and-coming historians, this bestselling history conceives of France not as a fixed, rooted entity, but instead as a place and an idea in flux, moving beyond all borders and frontiers, shaped by exchanges and mixtures.
Author(s): Patrick Boucheron, Stephane Gerson

My Life in France (2007)

 Best France Books You Should ReadThe bestselling story of Julia’s years in France—and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams—in her own words. Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef.
Author(s): Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme

My Good Life in France (2017)

 Best France Books You Should ReadOne grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she’d expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped.
Author(s): Janine Marsh

Lonely Planet Best of France (Travel Guide) (2019)

 Best France Books You Should ReadLonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Embrace the sights and sounds of Paris, sample tangy olives at the weekly market in Provence and explore the vineyards of Champagne – all with your trusted travel companion.
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Oliver Berry, et al.

Best France Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some france books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

OECD Economic Surveys : France, 1994-1995.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2146417, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Set. 1995, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Hands-On Software Architecture with C# 8 and .NET Core 3

Author(s): Gabriel Baptista, Francesco Abbruzzese
ID: 2461457, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: November 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Seismic Engineering

Author(s): Giresini, Linda; Taddei, Francesca
ID: 2422998, Publisher: MDPI AG, Year: March 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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