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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 02, 2016 11:47AM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Read a book set in each of the 22 metropolitan regions of France. Add the island of Corsica for an additional challenge. If you are really feeling up to a challenge, add the five overseas regions (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, & Réunion).

Here are books set in France. Scroll down to find books specific to each region:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Here is a list of the 22 regions on mainland France:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Capital - Paris
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Capital - Lille
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen


message 2: by MichelleCH (new)

MichelleCH (lalatina) | 55 comments Diane, this is right up my alley! We love the Tour and hope to see it this year in person. Great idea.


message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments MichelleCH wrote: "Diane, this is right up my alley! We love the Tour and hope to see it this year in person. Great idea."

I would love to see it, but then I would love to see anything in France. Someday...


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne (papergirl42) | 328 comments Excellent idea! I am a true Francophile and will probably begin to research books in this manner.


message 5: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 29, 2013 01:14PM) (new)

Dlmrose | 229 comments My Tour de France


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg: The Child Murderess: A Novel Adapted from an Eighteenth Century Play
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux: Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand: The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes: Prince of Darkness
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon: Long Ago In France: The Years In Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans: French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne: House of Daughters
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon: The Hundred-Foot Journey
Île-de-France: Capital - Paris: The Bookseller
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier: The Mouse-Proof Kitchen
Limousin: Capital - Limoges: A High and Hidden Place: A Novel
Lorraine: The Blood of Lorraine: A Novel
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen - The Angel's Promise
Midi-Pyrénées: From Here, You Can't See Paris
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Capital - Lille: A House in Flanders
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes: The Scapegoat
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens:Death on the Marais
Poitou-Charentes: Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon: The Body in the Vestibule
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): The Survivors

Corsica: Colomba
French Guiana: Dry Guillotine: Fifteen Years Among the Living Dead
Guadeloupe: Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Martinique: Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows
Mayotte: Hunting Pirate Heaven
Réunion: Second Chance


message 6: by Ellinor (last edited May 22, 2018 01:43PM) (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 784 comments I'll try this one as well.

Alsace: 1913 - Der Sommer des Jahrhunderts by Florian Illies
Aquitaine: The Devil's Cave by Martin Walker
Auvergne: Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker
Brittany (Bretagne): Il cavaliere inesistente by Italo Calvino
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
Centre: The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte AND Remote Man by Elizabeth Honey (read 26/09/13) AND La mare au diable by George Sand (read 05/02/14)
Champagne-Ardenne: 6 Uhr 41 by Jean-Philippe Blondel (read 13/04/15)
Franche-Comté: The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
Île-de-France: Le potentiel érotique de ma femme by David Foenkinos AND The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet (read 20/10/13) AND The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind (read 08/02/14) AND Death Sentence by Maurice Blanchot (read 10/02/14) AND The Holy Terrors by Jean Cocteau (read 30/02/14)
Languedoc-Roussillon: Silk by Alessandro Baricco (read 12/08/13)
Limousin: The Resistance Man by Martin Walker (read 04/11/15)
Lorraine: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger (read 12/05/14)
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Las luces de septiembre by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Midi-Pyrénées: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (read 27/07/15)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming (read 09/08/16)
Pays de la Loire: 14 by Jean Echenoz (read 17/03/14)
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne (read 14/03/14)
Poitou-Charentes: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (read 15/06/15)
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (read 26/07/13)
Rhône-Alpes: Whatever by Michel Houellebecq (read 10/07/15)
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Candide by Voltaire (read 09/10/13)
Corsica: Die Steinsuppe: Märchen und Geschichten aus Korsika


Read: 22/22


message 9: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 784 comments Updated Post #6


message 11: by Bell (new)

Bell (nickhudson) | 1 comments I´ll bite and start with:

Île-de-France: Capital - Paris:Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris


message 13: by Esther (last edited Jan 13, 2022 05:23AM) (new)

Esther (nyctale) | 107 comments Started: 2014-01-01

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Bourgogne: Changer l'eau des fleurs
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-
Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Rouge de Paris
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Surface
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: La Liste de mes envies
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: L'Etoile Immobile
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen

Corse: Le temps est assassin


message 14: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 784 comments Updated Post #6


message 15: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 784 comments I was finally able to update my post #16 after almost a year!


message 16: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jun 15, 2015 06:53AM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Starting this challenge in Nord-Pas-de-Calais with Casino Royale.


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-
Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Capital - Paris
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen


message 17: by Shauna (last edited Sep 22, 2015 02:58AM) (new)

Shauna | 60 comments Tour de France

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-
Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon

Île-de-France: Capital - Paris
Murder in Belleville: An Aimee Leduc Investigation by Cara Black (09/22/15)

Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Capital - Lille
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen


message 18: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Dec 30, 2015 04:33PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding two more regions:


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen


message 19: by Connie (last edited Apr 20, 2018 06:47PM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 835 comments TOUR DE FRANCE


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (4/25/15)
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker (7/3/17)
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times by Jean Clottes (7/5/17)
The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World by Andy Merrifield (7/7/17)
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (8/18/15)
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky (6/9/17)
Centre: Capital - Orléans
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (10/12/15)
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (1/22/16)
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks (3/26/18)
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais (8/2/14)
Île-de-France: Capital - Paris
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (4/13/15)
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys (3/26/15)
The Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman (7/3/15)
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland (8/7/16)
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson (8/30/16)
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
A High and Hidden Place: A Novel by Michele Claire Lucas (7/16/17)
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (11/15/14)
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Old Bones: A Gideon Oliver Mystery by Aaron Elkins (3/9/18)
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce (7/13/15)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Capital - Lille
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (8/27/16)
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier (4/20/18)
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (2/17/18)
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
The Hatter's Phantoms by Georges Simenon (7/17/17)
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick(7/26/15)
Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland (9/20/15)
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (11/23/16)
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson (1/14/17)
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart (11/26/17)
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (8/25/16)

Challenge Completed!!!


message 20: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor (1001andmore) | 784 comments Updated post #6.


message 21: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments I have added books specific to each region of France on this thread:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 22: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Upper Normandy:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen: Pierre and Jean


message 23: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited May 22, 2016 06:03PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Centre:


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen: Pierre and Jean


message 24: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Aug 09, 2016 03:54PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Centre:


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 25: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Aug 28, 2016 07:45PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Provence-Côte d'Azur:


Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon: Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 26: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 835 comments Adding Upper Normandy

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


message 27: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 835 comments Adding Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden


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message 29: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 835 comments Adding Languedoc-Roussillon:

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson


message 30: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Oct 29, 2016 04:24PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Champagne-Ardenne and Languedoc-Roussillon:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon: Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 31: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Poitou-Charentes:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon: Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 32: by Rosemarie (last edited Jul 07, 2020 04:32PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments I am going to start this tour to see France via books.

Alsace - Capital Strasbourg: Lenz by Georg Büchner (February 2018)
Aquitaine - Capital Bordeaux: Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker (January 2019)
Auvergne - Capital Clermont Ferrand: Maigret in Vichy: Inspector Maigret #68 by Georges Simenon (May 2020)
Bretagne - Capital Rennes: Hot Water by P.G. Wodehouse (Sept. 2018)
Bourgogne - Capital Dijon: The House of the Arrow by A.E.W. Mason (March 2020)
Centre - Capital Orléans: François le Champi by George Sand (August 2017)
Champagne-Ardennes - Capital Chalons en Champagne: The Carter of 'La Providence' by Georges Simenon (April 2020)
Franche-Comté - Capital Besancon: La Guerre des Boutons by Louis Pergaud (October 2017)
Ile-de-France - Capital Paris: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (April 2017)
Languedoc-Rousillon - Capital Montpellier: Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes by Robert Louis Stevenson (February 2020)
Limousin - Capital Limoges: Les Défricheurs d'éternité by Claude Michelet (July 2020)
Lorraine - Capital Metz: The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope (August 2018)
Basse-Normandie - Capital Caen: The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings (May 2017)
Midi-Pyrennees - Capital Toulouse: The Moneylender of Toulouse by Alan Gordon (May 2020)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Capital Lille: Le scaphandre et le papillon by Jean-Dominique Bauby (September 2017)
Pays de la Loire - Capital Nantes: Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini (February 2017)
Picardie - Capital Amiens: An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson (May 2019)
Poitou-Charentes - Capital Poitiers: La Chambre Bleue by Georges Simenon (February 2020)
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur - Capital Marseilles: Death on the Riviera by John Bude (May 2017)
Rhone-Alpes - Capital Lyon: Le Garcon Savoyard by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (December 2018)
Haute-Normandie - Capital Rouen Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant (July 2020)

Corsica: The Mysterious Mr. Quinn by Agatha Christie (November 2018)

I completed the challenge on July 7,2020.


message 33: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 2 comments This sounds fun!

22 regions on mainland France:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: Capital - Bourdeaux
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Capital - Dijon
Centre: Capital - Orléans
Champagne-Ardenne: Capital - Châlons-en-Champagne
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Capital - Paris
Languedoc-Roussillon: Capital - Montpellier
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Capital - Toulouse
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Capital - Lille
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): Capital - Amiens
Poitou-Charentes: Capital - Poitiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Capital - Marseilles
Rhône-Alpes: Capital - Lyon
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Capital - Rouen

5 overseas regions:

French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Mayotte
Réunion


message 34: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Feb 13, 2017 07:02PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Midi-Pyrénées:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire: Capital - Nantes
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 35: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Pays de la Loire:

Alsace: Capital - Strasbourg
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 36: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Alsace:

Alsace: The Ogre
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): Capital - Caen
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 37: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Basse-Normandie:

Alsace: The Ogre
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): Capital - Rennes
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): The Enormous Room
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 38: by Connie (new)


message 39: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Brittany:

Alsace: The Ogre
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Capital - Clermont-Ferrand
Brittany (Bretagne): All the Light We Cannot See
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): The Enormous Room
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 40: by Connie (new)


message 43: by Connie (new)


message 44: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jul 29, 2017 07:54PM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Auvergne:


Alsace: The Ogre
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Hallucinating Foucault
Brittany (Bretagne): All the Light We Cannot See
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: Capital - Besançon
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Capital - Metz
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): The Enormous Room
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 45: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 02, 2018 04:52PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Updated message 32.
Adding Centre
François le Champi by George Sand


message 46: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 08, 2018 09:09AM) (new)

Diane | 12911 comments Adding Franche-Comté:

Alsace: The Ogre
Aquitaine: The Resistance Man
Auvergne: Hallucinating Foucault
Brittany (Bretagne): All the Light We Cannot See
Burgundy (Bourgogne): Fire in the Blood
Centre: The Devil's Pool
Champagne-Ardenne: Storm of Steel
Franche-Comté: The Red and the Black
Île-de-France: Gargantua and Pantagruel
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Silent Land
Limousin: Capital - Limoges
Lorraine: Fear: A Novel of World War I
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie): The Enormous Room
Midi-Pyrénées: Chocolat
Nord-Pas-de-Calais: Casino Royale
Pays de la Loire:: Scaramouche
Picardy (Picardie): A Sentimental Journey
Poitou-Charentes: Lost Illusions
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: August Is A Wicked Month
Rhône-Alpes: Justine
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie): Pierre and Jean


message 47: by Rosemarie (last edited Oct 29, 2017 04:48PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Adding Franche-Comté

La Guerre des Boutons by Louis Pergaud

Message 32


message 48: by Connie (last edited Nov 25, 2017 09:43PM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 835 comments Adding Rhone-Alps

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart


message 49: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


message 50: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Adding Alsace: Lenz by Georg Büchner


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