Whether a die-hard Francophile or suffering a serious case of wanderlust, A Woman’s Guide to France encourages women to discover a special side of France dedicated to the feminine.
Author and Wanderlust Tours owner Shawnie Kelley draws on two decades of traveling, living, and conducting tours in France. In this book, she leads ladies through the sparkling City of Light, along the sultry Cote d’Azur, and through the rugged mountains in search of la France feminine.
Each of the categories captures France’s various personalities. Included here are eight of Europe’s top 25 most-visited attractions, such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, but many of her suggestions steer women well off the beaten path. Make a rigorous trek to one of the Cathar Castles precariously perched in the Pyrenees, or tap into “Sacred Feminine France” with a pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
From sexy to sublime, feminine to flamboyant, romantic to rowdy, A Woman’s Guide to France proves the allure of France for women goes well beyond the pursuits of food, fashion, and romance.
Shawnie Kelley owns Wanderlust Tours, a travel company specializing in cultural, culinary, and women’s tourism. She has lived in France and continues to travel extensively through the country. Shawnie contributes to several history and travel magazines and teaches French travel and cooking seminars in Upper Arlington, OH where she lives with her husband, Kevin, and menagerie of pets.
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