Get in the mood for a trip to France with wonderful books set there. You can travel in your mind by reading these great books. There are countless authors who write memoirs and novels that inspire one to visit France. Peter Mayle started the trend, but many of followed quite successfully in his footsteps. These books are guaranteed to make the mind wander to thoughts of voyages to France.
This is a wonderful book, the writing is delightful and it's one of the few to examine the Languedoc region of France. It also gives insight into the lifestyle, politics and history of the French (but you never feel like you're learning!). Delve into the struggle to keep the old French appreciation for fine cuisine alive. Eat magnificant meals through the words of the writer.
This is Peter Mayle's recent book dedicated to the various delights of France. Truly, any book by Peter Mayle, however, will be gobbled up by anyone who loves France or even longs to visit for the first time. Also be sure to check out A Year in Provence for a wonderful memoir about his time spend setting up a home there. This is a Mayle classic.