Rick Steves
In Rick Steves’ France, Belgium & the Netherlands, Rick weeds through the endless possibilities each country offers and gives you his personal recommendations in an honest and entertaining style. He highlights the best local sights and activities, friendly places to eat and sleep, suggested day plans and itineraries that mix the famous and not-so-famous, and clear transportation instructions that make it easy to get anywhere by car, train, or foot. Chapters include Paris, the Loire, Normandy, Dordogne, Languedoc, Provence, the French Riviera, the French Alps, Burgundy, Alsace, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Haarlem.

Here is what he has to say about Le-Vieux-Manoir:

” Le Vieux Manoir is a better, high-end splurge. American ex-pat Gloria Belknap has completely restored this secluded but central manor home with attention to detail that Martha Stewart would appreciate. The stunning breakfast room opens to immaculate gardens, the public spaces are American-cozy, and the six bedrooms would make an antique collector drool.”