A Traveler's History of Cote D'Azur

May 21, 2012|
A Traveler's History of Cote D'Azur by Arnold G. Danielson
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Cote d'Azur, as we know it today-frequented by yachts and film stars-is primarily a product of the last 150 years, but the historical impact of its central location dates back more than 2,500 years. Its geographic position and many natural harbors on the north side of the Mediterranean made it a stopover for early seafaring people like the Greeks; a natural extension of the Roman Empire; a target and base for Saracen raiders; and a place where the ambitions of French, Spanish and Italian kings and princes came into conflict. More recently it has been a destination for tourists, retirees and seekers of improved health, and a landing place for the invasion of France by the Allied armies in the Second World War. This book begins with Cote d'Azur's early days and moves through to the present in a comprehensive, but concise, easily readable form. It should help travelers relate what they are seeing today to what it was before.

Arnold G. Danielson has split his time between the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC and the Cote d'Azur since 2002 when he bought a home in Ste.-Maxime overlooking the Gulf of St.-Tropez. In 2010, he moved from Ste.-Maxime to the Mont Boron neighborhood in Nice. During these years he became fascinated with the varied history of the a...
Title:A Traveler's History of Cote D'AzurFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.44 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.44 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:SDP Publishing Solutions, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0982925689

ISBN - 13:9780982925683

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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