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In 2018 France was the most visited destination in the world with over 82 million visitors. It’s capital Paris is consistently one of the top three most visited cities with only Bangkok and London attracting more.

Culture, art, food, wine, history, lakes, beaches, mountains, wonderful villages, sophisticated cities, and more France has it all in abundance.

After living in France for 18 months and visiting numerous times over the decades it still remains one of my favourite European destinations. Choosing where to go can be the most difficult part of planning any trip to France – the lure of Paris with its historical buildings, museums and culture or the beauty of the Dordogne with its castles and vineyards, the villages of Provence, the beaches of the Cote D’Azure or the beauty of the mountains (Alps or Pyrenees!) and lakes. Your choices are endless.

If you can’t decide or simply want to prepare for your French vacation why not check out some of these best books about France?

If you want to learn to speak French or simply a few key French phrases why not download my fact file and book list for France and also check out my posts about the best French movies on Netflix or the best French TV series on Netflix?


10 great books set in France


My selection of the best books set in France (and the capital Paris)

Updated with new books on a regular basis so do keep checking back!

Books set in France



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10 must-read books set in France



Author: Tracy

Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!

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One thought on “10 must-read books about France (or set in France)

  1. Louise says:

    I fell in love with France through reading French literature and novels set in France: ‘Jean de Florette’ by Marcel Pagnol, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, ‘Les Miserables’… and more recently novels by Kate Mosse and Joanne Harris. I will definitely be putting some of these books on my reading list! I quite fancy learning how to be Parisian ?

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