When it was published in 2015, “100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go” debuted as a New York Times travel bestseller. Marcia DeSanctis has written a unique hybrid: part memoir, part journalism, part travel advice.
Above all, it’s a collection of deeply felt stories. Many of the 100 places – Josephine’s château at Malmaison, George Sand’s home in Nohant, Brigitte Bardot’s playground of St. Tropez – are rich in history and detail about some of France’s famous women. Others – the beach path in Èze-sur-Mer, the coastal resort Dinard in Brittany, Château Vaux le Vicomte—are simply beautiful.