French Books and Guides

Books Worth Checking Out

There are many great reads that will provide you with the feeling that you are in Paris and France. I have read as many as I can get my hands on and the following are some of my favourites. Disclosure: The recommendations in this post contain affiliate links. Should you purchase using our link we will receive a small commission which doesn’t affect the price you pay.

Read my review of “100 Places In France Every Woman Should Go” by Marcia DeSanctis. I l love, love, love her book!

This is one of my favourite books as well, “Almost French” by Sarah Turnbull.

“French Women Don’t Get Fat”, “Women, Work  and the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense and  Sensibility”, and “French Women For All  Seasons”, by Mireille Guiliano


 “Saviour Faire” and “French or Foe”, by Polly Platt


 “Merde Happens”, “Merde Actually”, and “Talk To  The  Snail”, by Stephen Clarke

“A Year In Provence” , “Encore Provence” or ” French Lessons” by Peter Mayle

 “C’est La Vie” by Suzy Gershman

“Pardon My French”, by Charles Timoney


 “A Town Like Paris” by Bryce Corbett

Guides About France

You have to love “Top 10 Guides”. They are informative, concise, and portable. And they contain pull-out maps!

Here are some others I love:

Frommers—Paris, France

Lonely Planet’s France’s Best Trips–outlines 39 roadtrips

Eyewitness Guides–they publish the “Top 10 Guides” ; however, they also have some beautiful (thick) books on France



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