Movies filmed in France include (there are many others):

The 100 Foot Journey (shot in St.-Antonin-Noble-Val in the Midi-Pyrénées)
The Intouchables (shot in Paris and French Alps)
Chocolat (shot in Burgundy)
Back to Burgundy (shot in Burgundy)
A Good Year (shot in Provence)
Priceless (shot on the Côte d’Azur and in Venice)
You Will Be My Son (shot in St.-Émilion in Bordeaux)
To Catch a Thief (shot on the French Riviera)
Paris Can Wait (shot in the French countryside between Cannes and Paris)
French Kiss (shot in Paris, Provence, and Cannes)
La Vie En Rose (shot in Paris)
An American in Paris (shot in Paris)
Amelie (shot in Paris – Montmartre)
Funny Face (shot in Paris)
Le Divorce (shot in Paris)
Ratatouille (charming animated movies set in Paris)

Music from France:

Edith Piaf – Platinum Collection
French Music from the 30s and 40s
Classical – Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy
Opera – Georges Bizet
Breton Folk Music – Harps, bagpipes, accordions, violins, and organs
Corsican Folk Music – polyphony in which several melodies are sung at the same time
Cabaret – Combines music, dance, and theatrics
Chanson – Lyrical music with orchestration

Food from France:

My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Childs
Jacques Pepin: Quick & Simple
French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards: A Cookbook by Mimi Thorisson
French Cooking for Beginners by Francois de Melogue

Some of my favorite authors and books set in France:

Martin Walker’s Bruno Chief of Police mystery series (Dordogne region)
Peter Mayle’s Sam Levitt mystery series (Bordeaux, Provenance, and stops in between)
Patricia Sands’ Love in Provence Series (Provence)
Ernest Hemingway – “A Moveable Feast” (Paris)
Pam Jenoff – “The Lost Girls of Paris” WWII historical fiction (Paris)
Tilar J. Mazzeo – “The Widow Clicquot” historical fiction (Champagne)
Don Wallace – “The French House” memoir (Brittany)
Lisa Anselmo – “My (Part-time) Paris Life” memoir (Paris)
Alan Furst – “A Hero of France” WWII thriller (Paris)
Jeanne Mackin – “The Last Collection” Coco Chanel historical fiction (Paris)
Michelle Gable – “A Paris Apartment” WWII and present fiction (Paris)
Michelle Gable – “I’ll See You in Paris” historic fiction (Paris)
Patricia Sands – “Drawing Lessons” (Southern France)
Kermit Lynch – “Adventures on the Wine Route” (A wine buyer’s guide of France)

Mary Beth I have a passion for creating and experiencing unforgettable moments and sharing those with others. I hope that this story has helped you experience one of those moments.

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