Edited by James O’Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O’Reilly

Including stories by Peter Mayle, M.F.K. Fisher, Jon Krakauer, Pam Houston, Ina Caro, Alice Kaplan, Clive Irving, Jan Morris Simon Loftus, Mort Rosenblum, and many more

“Travelers’ Tales France…is stuffed with some of the best writing about the country you will come across.”
Arizona Republic

“France is the best of the

[Travelers’ Tales] collections…charm prevails.”
Los Angeles Times

Everyone who goes to France falls in love—with the food, the land, the architecture, the people, and the palpable sense of history. Savor or experience for the first time the essence, the joie de vivre, that is France with Travelers’ Tales France: True Stories (Updated). This newly designed collection of true travel stories includes an updated introduction and “Next Step” section full of practical information and advice about traveling in France.

Travelers’ Tales France opens a series of windows to life in the world’s leading travel destination, celebrating the French and how they give meaning to history, culture, and place. While one can go to France to simply taste the food or tour museums, monuments, and cathedrals, there is another extraordinary reason to travel to France—to experience life as it should be.

In Travelers’ Tales France readers will:

  • Discover the intricacies of the French pharmacy with Peter Mayle
  • Accompany M.F.K. Fisher on a sumptuous feast of pickled herring, baked onions, paté, trout, and apple tart
  • Journey to Paris with Alice Kaplan on her junior-year-abroad and learn the language the way the French do
  • Travel with Ina Caro to Orange and learn how a monument commissioned by conquering Romans reveals more about Roman barbarity than the glory it was meant to celebrate
  • View Paris through the eyes of Jo Giese’s feisty Yorkshire terrier
  • Visit Dijon with Jan Morris to find out if France really exists or if it is a figment of her imagination…and much more.

About the editors

James O’Reilly, president and publisher of Travelers’ Tales, wrote mystery serials before becoming a travel writer in the early 1980s. He’s visited more than forty countries and worked on virtually all of the Travelers’ Tales books, winning nineteen awards for excellence. James lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers’ Tales, co-edited the award-winning Travelers’ Tales Mexico and Travelers’ Tales Thailand, among many others. As a series editor he has worked on almost all of the Travelers’ Tales titles. He is co-author, with James O’Reilly, of “World Travel Watch,” a syndicated column which since 1985 has appeared in major newspapers in five countries. Larry regularly teaches the craft of travel writing at workshops and writers conferences, and he lives with his family in San Francisco.

Sean O’Reilly, editor-at-large and director of international sales at Travelers’ Tales, is an editor of many award-winning travel books, including The Ultimate Journey, Pilgrimage, and The Spiritual Gifts of Travel. He is also the author ofHow to Manage Your Dick: Redirect Sexual Energy and Discover Your More Enlightened Evolved Self. He lives with his family in Arizona.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience. Travelers’ Tales France (Updated) is the latest in the country and regional guide series.

Travelers’ Tales France (Updated)
Edited by James O’Reilly, Larry Habegger, and Sean O’Reilly
Travelers’ Tales, February 2002
$18.95, Trade Paperback, 528 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-885211-73-2