France's beauty, dazzling style, and enviable joie de vivre from dramatic coastal Brittany to the chic-rustique hill-towns of Provence star in this 28th edition of the iconic and internationally acclaimed French Country Diary. The year promises a bounty of visual delights, from the exquisite 18th- and 19th-century toiles from the archives of the Paris fabric house Pierre Frey to the antique village of Les-Baux-de-Provence, pink-hued at sunset. Visit privileged private domains, such as the Paris apartment where every element, from furniture to dish towel, dates from the 18th century; tour a romantic seaside garden near Saint-Malo; and view an award-winning decorator's fabulously restored chateau in the Loire Valley. Finally, essential to any sojourn in France, are the gastronomic treats, including the warm madeleines presented with afternoon tea at Avignon's historic Hotel La Mirande and the luscious black-cherry clafoutis tart served at the handsome Bastide de Gordes in the Luberon. Enjoy 52 weeks of delicious discovery in La Belle France!