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Introduction welcomes you to our online Book Store! We are very pleased to offer a selection of books, tour guides, maps, CDs and videos for sale, as part of our association with, which is based on their rigorous standards of quality, dependability, and a reputation for unmatched customer service.

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The Private Collection
of Edgar Degas

Here you will find thousands of titles by French authors, and books on virtually every topic imaginable with respect to France: its architecture, art, culture, cuisine, customs & mores, history, language, and much more. For the traveler, we have compiled an extensive selection of tour guides and maps covering Paris and the provinces, including guides to France's most famous museums and monuments.

Parents who will be bringing their children with them to France will appreciate our section on delightful children's books, chosen especially to help you give them an advance orientation on France — its people, customs and fascinating places to explore.

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French Cheeses

How To Navigate This Site

Using the dual menus above, choose a category from the left menu — Art & Architecture, Literature, Maps & Guides, or Miscellaneous Topics. Then, from the right menu, scroll down to select an artist, author, travel guide, or topic of your choice. In the event you cannot find a preferred topic in our menus, we offer you a choice of both English and French search engines to locate any item from the convenience of your desktop.

Most in-stock selections are offered at discounts of 20-40%. Certain books are available by special order, and will even query its network of used book stores to locate an out-of-print title for you. Thanks to state-of-the-art encryption technology, you have our assurance that online credit card orders are totally secure (see our Safe Shopping Guarantee). All orders will be fulfilled directly by (via Priority Mail — usually within 2-3 days) and your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed!

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Eloise In Paris

Why Shop at

While it is always possible for you to shop directly through's home page or through any of their 600,000 other affiliates, shopping through the links provided in the Discover France Bookstore helps us to defray the expenses of developing and hosting this site. We are constantly adding new content to serve our audience of francophiles throughout the world (5 million+ visitors in 2007!), and our site has received numerous awards for educational excellence since its inception in 1999.

This effort can only be sustained with your support! If you feel that your experience on our site has been a positive one, and that the information we have presented here has proved helpful to you in planning a trip or learning more about France, please consider making your purchases through our Boutique.

When you follow links to products through our Bookstore, a temporary cookie is stored in your browser which tells that your visit originated here. If your visit results in a purchase, approximately 5% of the total sale (before shipping) is credited to Discover France in the form of a commission. The cookie is erased when you finish your browsing session, and a subsequent visit directly to's home page will NOT be credited to Discover France. Consequently, we respectfully ask that you bookmark the page you are now viewing, to ensure that future purchases will support our ongoing efforts.

Please visit our Guest Book, let us know what you think, and suggest any particular authors or titles which you'd like to see offered by in the future. Thank you kindly for your patronage and support! I hope that your visits here have provided you with a useful and informative collection of resources on France.

Ian C. Mills, Managing Director

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