The Companion Guide to Burgundy by Robert SpeaightThe Companion Guide to Burgundy by Robert Speaight

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

byRobert Speaight, Francis PaganRevised byFrancis Pagan

Paperback | April 10, 2000

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'As elegant as it is exhaustive. The whole book has body and bouquet, [its author] is well-read, witty, relaxed and impeccably observant.' GUARDIAN Burgundy is one of the richest areas in France - rich in its art and architecture, its history, its food and wines, and its glorious countryside. Nowhere in Europe are there greater examples of the Romanesque: the basilica of the Madeleine at Vézelay, the sculptures of Gislebertus of Autun, the cathedral of St Philibert at Tournus. The very names of its vineyards - Corton, Chambertin, Montrachet - conjure up the robust and mature bouquet of the province. Once the abbeys at Cluny, Pontigny and Fontenay were the wellspring of medieval Christianity in Europe; now the spiritual community at Taizé speaks to the whole world. Nowhere in France is the sense of the past more immediate, nowhere does it so palpably inform the present. On its first publication, the 'Companion Guide to Burgundy' established itself as the indispensable guide to the region. In this extensively revised new edition, FRANCIS PAGAN has updated and expanded the text to provide the reader with the most knowledgeable, reliable and attentive guide now available to this most fascinating and hospitable region of France.
Title:The Companion Guide to BurgundyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 10, 2000Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1900639173

ISBN - 13:9781900639170

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When you’re going travelling, you want to have an entertaining, informative guide who will show you the best sites and really get you in touch with local culture. Robert Speaight is that guide in The Companion Guide To Burgundy. You’ll find that his knowledge of the area is not only unsurpassed and extensive, he makes great company too. This travel book isn’t just a list of sites and hotels; it’s a companion and friend.

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As elegant as it is exhaustive. The whole book has body and bouquet, [Its author] is well-read, witty, relaxed and impeccably observant.