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Wharfedale - Short Scenic Walks (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Paul Hannon Wharfedale - Short Scenic Walks (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Paul Hannon
R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of a series of full-colour 'Pocket Walks', being small, practical sized guidebooks aimed at the less serious rambler. Full colour photographs and colourful sketch maps accompany each of the well described walks, with the bonus of making it an attractive souvenir of the area. Principal feature is that all walks are less than five miles in length (though averaging 4 miles each, they are all very definitely worthwhile outings), making them ideal for families, leisure walkers, and others constrained by either time or other limitations. Concise route descriptions are complemented by ample background information. This title deals with Upper Wharfedale, the most popular valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Twenty superb walks use starting points such as Buckden, Grassington, Arncliffe and Kettlewell. Places visited include Buckden Pike, Hubberholme, Grass Wood and Linton. Launched in in unison with 3 other neighbouring Yorkshire Dales titles, covering Malhamdale, Nidderdale and Lower Wharfedale.

Rare & Wonderful - Treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hardcover): Kate Diston, Zoe Simmons Rare & Wonderful - Treasures from Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hardcover)
Kate Diston, Zoe Simmons
R491 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R27 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's world-renowned collections have become a key centre for scientific study and its much-loved building an important icon for visitors from around the world. The museum now holds over seven million scientific specimens including five million insects, half a million fossil specimens and half a million zoological specimens. It also holds an extensive collection of archival material relating to important naturalists such as Charles Darwin, William Smith, William Jones and James Charles Dale. This lavishly illustrated book features highlights from the collections ranging from the iconic Dodo (the only soft tissue specimen of the species in existence) and the giant tuna (brought back from Madeira on a perilous sea crossing in 1846) to crabs collected by Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle, David Livingstone's tsetse fly specimens and Mary Anning's ichthyosaur. Also featured are the first described dinosaur bones, found in a small Oxfordshire village, the Red Lady of Paviland (who was in fact a man who lived 29,000 years ago) and a meteorite from the planet Mars. Each item tells a unique story about natural history, about the history of science, about collecting, or about the museum itself. They give a unique insight into the extraordinary wealth of information and the fascinating tales that can be gleaned from these collections, both from the past and for the future.

Venice Observed (Hardcover): Mary McCarthy Venice Observed (Hardcover)
Mary McCarthy
R562 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R125 (22%) Pre-order
Collins Belfast Pocket Map (Sheet map, folded): Collins Maps Collins Belfast Pocket Map (Sheet map, folded)
Collins Maps 1
R68 R55 Discovery Miles 550 Save R13 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Handy little full colour Collins map of central Belfast with a high level of detail. Clear mapping from Cliftonville in the north to Botanics in the south, and Shankill in the west to City Airport in the east. Map at a scale of 1:10,000 (6 inches to 1 mile). Clear, detailed, full colour Collins mapping is presented in a handy format ideal for the pocket or handbag. It is excellent value and covers the most visited area of central Belfast. It is an essential buy for tourists and residents alike. This map includes: * Detailed central area map * Tourist locations * Tram, Train and bus stations * Extra information on entertainment, festivals, places of interest, shopping and transport links * Detailed street index

DK Eyewitness Serbia Travel Guide (Paperback, 0th edition): Dk  Travel DK Eyewitness Serbia Travel Guide (Paperback, 0th edition)
Dk Travel 1
R367 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R151 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this vibrant country. Enjoy breathtaking riverside vistas in historic Belgrade, visit medieval monasteries in the wooded hills of Fruska Gora or head to lively EXIT festival in Novi Sad: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Serbia with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Serbia: - Over 15 colour maps, including a large-scale pull-out city map, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Serbia, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show iconic sights including the Manasija Monastery, Felix Romuliana in Gamzigrad, Petrovian Fortress and Kalemegdan Fortress - Colour photographs of Serbia's spectacular monasteries, historic castles, expansive mountains, serene lakes and rivers, ancient fortresses, bustling cities and more - Experience Serbia: learn about this country's complex history; religions, festivals and traditions; renowned medieval church frescos; spectacular modern and contemporary art; rich architecture; dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife; winemaking heritage; ski resorts; varied cuisine and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Belgrade, central, western, northern and eastern Serbia, including Novi Sad, Nis, Krusevac, Topola, Uzice, Kucevo, Kursumlija and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Serbia is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Serbia. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Want to explore beyond Serbia? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Eastern and Central Europe. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

TASMANIA PLANNING MAP 1 (Paperback): Lonely Planet TASMANIA PLANNING MAP 1 (Paperback)
Lonely Planet 1
R115 R94 Discovery Miles 940 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lewis and Harris - Pevensey Island Guides (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Francis Thompson Lewis and Harris - Pevensey Island Guides (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Francis Thompson
R240 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R64 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The essential guide for the discerning tourist and island devotee, the "Pevensey Island Guide: Lewis & Harris" describes everything the visitor needs to know about the islands' heritage, landscape, climate, flora and fauna. It contains fascinating information on all the key places of interest, from areas of outstanding beauty such as the mountains, freshwater lochs and moorland to historical landmarks such as the Callanish stone circle. It is illustrated with over 100 superb colour photographs showing every aspect of the island and its people.

Skye Pocket Map - The Perfect Way to Explore Skye (Sheet map, folded): Collins Maps Skye Pocket Map - The Perfect Way to Explore Skye (Sheet map, folded)
Collins Maps 1
R68 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R14 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Handy little full colour Collins map of Skye with a high level of detail. Clear mapping of the Isle of Skye showing the road network, ferries and places of interest. Map at a scale of 1:175 000 (3 miles to 1 inch). Clear, detailed, full colour Collins road mapping is presented in a handy format ideal for the pocket or handbag. It is excellent value and covers the whole of the Isle of Skye. This map includes: * Scotland route map * Caravan and camping sites * Tourist locations * Ferry links * Listing of major places to visit, with additional details for Dunvegan Castle, Old Man of Storr and Loch Coruisk * Detailed place names index

Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket (Paperback, 5th New edition): Lonely Planet Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Lonely Planet 1
R215 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R68 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Find your perfect white beach, rock-climb at Railay Beach or dive in the aquamarine waters of the Similan Island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Phuket and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Over 10 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Phuket Town, Hat Patong, Hat Karon, Hat Kata, Rawai, Hat Kamala, Hat Surin, Ao Bang Thao, Thalang, Northern Beaches and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Thailand for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Discover Thailand, a photo-rich guide that focuses on the country's best experiences. Looking to have a beach-centric trip? Check out Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Rough Guide to Argentina (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Rough Guides The Rough Guide to Argentina (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Rough Guides 1
R482 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R230 (48%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire - National Trust Guidebook (Paperback): Jeremy Musson, National Trust Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire - National Trust Guidebook (Paperback)
Jeremy Musson, National Trust
R143 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R35 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. This long history can be read in its walls. The model of a medieval moated manor house, Baddesley Clinton has much to tell us about England's historical architecture, although interpreting all that history can be a challenge. This guidebook is intended as a companion to your visit and also to help you read the trickier-to-read sections of the building's history. Indeed, Baddesley Clinton is full of intriguing corners and secret hiding places. Constant in their adherence to the Roman Catholic faith, the Ferrers family made their home a sanctuary not only for them, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters here during the 1590s. The stories of the house inspired the residents who came later, including Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian. Proud of his family's history, he filled the house with coats of arms in stained glass, carved oak and stone. Later still, a group of artists came to Baddesley Clinton and found it a source of great inspiration; after them a couple who devoted their energies to restoring what you see today, before giving it to the National Trust for safekeeping. This house has inspired people in many ways, and with the devotion to its care now the task of the Trust, it's hoped it will inspire many more.

Touring Atlas South Africa and Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe (Paperback, 4th Edition): John Hall Touring Atlas South Africa and Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe (Paperback, 4th Edition)
John Hall
R140 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The fully updated 4th edition of the touring atlas covers Southern Africa and is designed for all road users – from the regular commercial traveller to the casual tourist.

The atlas consists of a main map section covering South Africa, where main touring areas are shown in larger scale and greater detail, as well as city maps, where the main city centres and significant surrounding areas are also shown in detail. Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe have a full spread for each country, together with the main tourist areas and city plans.

The atlas also includes a comprehensive index of place names and, where appropriate, an index of city plans. The touring sections show places of interest in specific locales, such as the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and the wineries of the Western Cape. Lastly, photographs of scenic areas accompany the maps where appropriate.

Top 10 New York City - 2020 (Paperback, 5th edition): Dk  Travel Top 10 New York City - 2020 (Paperback, 5th edition)
Dk Travel 1
R241 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R95 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to New York City, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of New York City. Stroll along the shaded walkways of Central Park, enjoy the spectacular views from the Statue of Liberty, explore the fashionable Fifth Avenue, making stops at its famous department stores, marvel at dinosaur fossils at the American Museum of Natural History, or visit buzzing Times Square and Theater District. From Top 10 performing arts venues to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of New York City with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 New York City: - Fifteen easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in New York City, covering the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island and more - Free laminated pull-out map of New York City, plus 13 full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore New York City's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Lower Manhattan; Civic Center and Seaport District NYC; Chinatown and Little Italy; Lower East Side and East Village; SoHo and TriBeCa; Greenwich Village; Union Square, Gramercy Park and Flatiron; Chelsea and Herald Square; Midtown; Upper East Side; Upper West Side; Morningside Heights and Harlem; and the Outer Boroughs Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Southeast Asia Travel Set Luxe City Guide (Paperback): LUXE City Guides Southeast Asia Travel Set Luxe City Guide (Paperback)
LUXE City Guides
R882 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R256 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Las Vegas (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Las Vegas (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
1
R192 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R62 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get to know the best of Las Vegas with this wonderful city guide, perfect for both business and leisure, with all the practical information you need for the ideal trip. Presented in a handy and compact format, the guide also contains a separate weather-resistant, pull-out map of Las Vegas within its own self-contained wallet to help you navigate the city. For those short on time, the 'Top 25' sights and experiences have been hand picked to show you the best of the city in a short space of time. Explore must-see sights from the Las Vegas Natural History Museum to the casinos along the strip, in the 'City Tours' or 'More to See' sections, helping you get the best out of the city with self-guided tours and helpful advice from those in the know. Or if you want to get to know the city in more depth simply turn to the 'Focus On' section with top tips and advice for great places to shop, eat, drink and sleep for every budget. For advice you can trust look no further than AA CityPack Las Vegas, your handy travel companion for a perfect city break.

London (English) (Paperback): Sara Pink London (English) (Paperback)
Sara Pink
R120 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R29 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the most exhilarating cities in the world, London is steeped in history whilst embracing innovation. Its skyline is a mix of old and new, with the beautiful architectural splendour of St Paul's Cathedral sitting comfortably alongside the staggering modernity of new high rises. The pomp and ceremony of quintessential British culture remains very much on show, from Changing the Guard to the Lord Mayor's Show and tea at The Ritz. With world-famous museums, art galleries, theatres, eight royal parks, shops, restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, London has something on offer for everyone. The latest Pitkin guide to London is a fresh, updated edition of our best-seller In and Around London. This guidebook celebrates the most famous icons in our English heritage, as well as introducing the newest architectural additions to the city's skyline - from museums to The Shard. The book showcases all these top attractions in a fun and accessible manner, offering exciting facts and anecdotes as well as significant historical information. At 44 pages, London is compact enough to fit into a bag or a small piece of hand luggage, but it is still an insightful read. Whether it is an expedition through the museums - back in time to ancient London, following the footsteps of one of the most famous royal families in the world or indulging in the countless eateries, theatres and shopping hubs, this text is the perfect companion to any tourist visiting London.

What I Saw in Yellowstone - A Kid's Guide to the National Park (Paperback): Durrae Johanek What I Saw in Yellowstone - A Kid's Guide to the National Park (Paperback)
Durrae Johanek; Photographs by Christopher Cauble
R243 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R47 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cycle Route Guide to Lancashire and the Lake District - 19 Leisure Trails (Spiral bound): Gillian Rowan-Wilde Cycle Route Guide to Lancashire and the Lake District - 19 Leisure Trails (Spiral bound)
Gillian Rowan-Wilde
R160 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R9 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Walks Western Isles (Paperback): Luke Williams Walks Western Isles (Paperback)
Luke Williams 1
R83 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R13 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This guide brings together a selection of the best walks in the Western Isles. The walks include hill climbs, moorland tracks, and shoreline walks.

DK Eyewitness New England Travel Guide (Paperback): Dk  Travel DK Eyewitness New England Travel Guide (Paperback)
Dk Travel 1
R375 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R126 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover New England with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful region before you've even packed your case - follow the Freedom Trail in Boston, explore the rugged natural beauty of Cape Cod, or experience the riot of gold, red and orange foliage in the fall. The DK Eyewitness Guide to New England covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. - Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love New England: beautiful coastal resorts, historic towns, breathtaking beaches - what will yours be? - See New England from a different angle - 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country - A year-long calendar of events in New England gives a selection of sporting occasions, celebrations and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe - Detailed, colour maps help you navigate New England with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you across the state, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Massachusetts State House, New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mark Twain House and Museum, and Gillette Castle - Covers Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New England is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. On a shorter trip? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Boston. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

South Africa Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map (Spiral bound): Marco Polo South Africa Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map (Spiral bound)
Marco Polo
R241 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R56 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New for 2019 - fresh new cover design, new format and optimised page design. Colourful, inspirational, itinerary-based guides in a unique spiral bound format ideal for the last-minute traveller. New, smaller and even more portable format - easily fits in a coat pocket or rucksack for instant, on-the-spot orientation Fresh new user-friendly page design - makes the content even more readily accessible for use on the ground Fully revised and updated throughout Inspiration - inspirational ideas from dawn til dusk. Each chapter includes `My Special Day', a tour exploring an area or a different aspect of the destination Information - straight to the point! A unique questioning structure highlights the key points for all Top 10 sights in a fun and highly accessible way Relaxation - every sight has a suggestion for time out so visitors can pause and savour the moment Unique spiral bound format - lays flat or folds back on itself so it's ready at the page the traveller needs Street atlas and pull out map - a bound in street atlas and removable pull out map in a high-quality plastic wallet at the back of the guide

OXFORD CITY GUIDE - ENGLISH (Staple bound, UK ed.): OXFORD CITY GUIDE - ENGLISH (Staple bound, UK ed.)
R120 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R29 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Oxford - an eclectic mix of the ancient university colleges, cobbled streets and dreaming spires. But also a modern city with theatres, galleries, bookshops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Today's tourist can enjoy them all.

Lonely Planet Paris City Map (Sheet map): Lonely Planet Lonely Planet Paris City Map (Sheet map)
Lonely Planet 1
R114 R93 Discovery Miles 930 Save R21 (18%) In stock

From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Paris City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions,& transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Paris, so begin your journey now! Durable and waterproof Easy-fold format and convenient size Handy slipcase Full colour and easy-to-use Extensive street and site index Images and information about top city attractions Handy transport maps& & Practical travel tips and directory Itinerary suggestions Covers Triangle d'Or, Faubourg St-Germain, Left Bank, Le Marais, Montmarte Check out Lonely Planet Paris, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Europe by Eurail 2020 - Touring Europe by Train (Paperback, Forty-fourth Edition): Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski Europe by Eurail 2020 - Touring Europe by Train (Paperback, Forty-fourth Edition)
Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski; Revised by Darren Price 1
R379 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R84 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. The book contains information readers need to enjoy visits in historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions, advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, Europe by Eurail takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.

The Little Book of Versailles (Hardcover): Dominique Foufelle The Little Book of Versailles (Hardcover)
Dominique Foufelle
R256 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Why did Louis XIII go to Versailles? How many kings of France have lived in this palace? Why did Louis XIV decide to live outside Paris? When did the king's court settle in the palace? Why did courtiers wear wigs? Who is the most famous chronicler of life in the time of Louis XIV's court? Which sovereign was the mostly badly damaged by the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace"? Which was the last king to live in the castle? Filled with pictures gloriously illustrating the past, this small volume charts the history of France's most famous castle over the course of four centuries, from its construction in 1631 to the signature of the Peace Treaty in 1919, via the women's march on Versailles in 1789.

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