Len Rubenstein's photographs celebrate all the delights of New England: the fishing villages and towns of the rocky Atlantic Coast, the highlands of its mountain ranges, and the quiet, exquisitely preserved communities in the river valleys.
Author: Len Rubenstein
Honored as the birthplace of the Revolution, the six states that comprise New England are home to some of this country's most beautiful and cherished villages -- places that preserve and reflect its architectural and cultural legacy. Len Rubenstein's photographs celebrate all the delights of New England: the fishing villages and towns of the rocky Atlantic Coast, the highlands of its mountain ranges, and the quiet, exquisitely preserved communities in the river valleys. One of the most splendid repositories of American institutional architecture is found in New England's public meeting halls and churches, and in the industrial mills and factories of the nineteenth century. There is also a rich tradition of domestic architecture: seaside homes clad in weathered gray shingles, white clapboard houses surrounding village greens, and exuberant Victorian gingerbread homes. And, as this charming calendar demonstrates, New England is justly famous for its seasons, especially its autumn, when the landscape seems to be on fire with the vivid reds, oranges, and yellows of the foliage.
This comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the hidden treasures of France, inviting readers to explore each village through: • 159 color road maps • Local history • Sights and attractions • Accommodation options • Restaurant ...
Discover the 159 most picturesque villages in France, selected for their authenticity, beauty, and cultural heritage by the accredited association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. These charming French destinations offer a truly unique travel experience, from the Provençal vineyards and cherry orchards of Venasque, to the medieval ramparts at Moncontour, to the snow-capped Alpine mountains surrounding Saint-Véran, the highest inhabited village in Europe. This comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the hidden treasures of France, inviting readers to explore each village through: • 159 color road maps • Local history • Sights and attractions • Accommodation options • Restaurant recommendations • Events and activities • Gastronomic and artisanal specialties This new, fully updated edition—including 12 suggested walks and hikes in and around a selection of villages—provides everything you need for a memorable trip through the most beautiful villages of France.
"Discover the 158 most picturesque villages in France, as selected by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association for their authenticity, charm, and cultural heritage."--Back cover.
Author: Les Plus Les Plus Beaux Villages De France Assoc.
Discover the hidden treasures of the 157 most picturesque villages to visit in France, with this fully illustrated, comprehensive travel guide. From 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. An introductory paragraph presents the location and history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals, events, and excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane. Suggestions for neighboring villages that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index by region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide.
(i) quality; (ii) notoriété1/reputation; (iii) development, while aiming to develop,
promote and protect the most beautiful French villages. The idea was to construct
a form of national and thematic intercommunality/network which would help to ...
Author: Teresa de Noronha Vaz
Focusing on the strategic position of towns in rural development, this book explores how they act as hotspots for knowledge creation, diffusion for vital business life and innovation, and social networks and community bonds. By doing so, towns - even the smallest - can cope with processes of socio-economic decline and promote a geographically balanced income distribution and sustainable production structure. The contributors to this volume examine how to take advantage of the great potential offered by urban areas in the rural world to favour competitiveness and encourage economic activity. Taking a European perspective, the authors identify the main socio-economic advantages generated by urbanized population settlements that small and medium-sized rural towns can provide. Although much attention is currently focused on the efficient use of scarce natural resources and land, they argue that towns have an increasingly important economic and social role to play in rural areas.
The following verse is from “ Days of Destruction ” by Helen O . Larson : “ Peoples
hearts were breaking to see the beautiful villages destroyed that day / And with
tears and broken hearts they packed up and moved away . ” As they moved ...
Author: Raymond A. Wolf
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In 1915, the general assembly appointed the Providence Water Supply Board to condemn 14,800 acres of land in rural Scituate. The hardworking people of the five villages were devastated. By December 1916, notices were delivered to the villagers stating that the homes and land they had owned for generations were to be taken and destroyed. Construction was well under way by 1921, and water was being stored by November 10, 1925. On September 30, 1926, the treatment plant began operation. It now serves more than 60 percent of Rhode Islanders. The $21 million project was the largest ever undertaken in the state at the time. The dam that annihilated the villages is 3,200 feet long and 100 feet high and holds back more than 40 billion gallons of water. Today these quiet villages lie up to 87 feet beneath the cold, dark waters of the Scituate Reservoir.
I hope that the reader will enjoy looking at these images of bygone days and
wonder that, when so much about our lives has changed compared to a century
ago, so little has changed in some of these beautiful villages. Acknowledgements
Author: Kaye Sowden
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which these Weald Villages have changed over the last century.
Here the harsh and beautiful countryside—raw rock, pine, and scrub oak—is
lightly peppered with little hill villages that are ... Backpacks, hiking boots, and
picnics (or quick café meals) are de rigueur around the Gorges, until you reach
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
... www.howardshousehotel.com Howard's House Hotel is set in two acres of
glorious gardens in one of the most beautiful villages in Wiltshire ; tucked away in
the lovely Nadder valley , the estate village of Teffont Evias has been owned by
Author: Peter Long
Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd
England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.
Also nearby is the village of Lacoste, better known for one of its famous – or
infamous – residents, the writer and, er, sexpert ... The town is regularly listed
among the most beautiful villages in France, and it's easy to see why: it's a picture
from a ...
Author: Janelle McCulloch
Encompassing the gentle hills of Provence and the sparkling coastline of the French Riviera, the South of France is a dream destination for many. This insider's guide lets you in on the secrets and charm of one of the most delightful parts of the Mediterranean - its sun-filled landscapes, seductive villages, sublime beaches, hidden coves, scented gardens and stylish boutiques. There are guided tours through the most beautiful towns and villages, as well as a directory of the best hotels, museums, galleries, design stores and markets. Whether you're interested in the architecture of Nice, the galleries of Saint-Paul de Vence, the striped beach chairs and cocktails of Saint-Tropez or the lavender fields of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence and the Côte D'Azur will help you discover the spirit of this spectacular region. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.