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Bon Voyage!: An Adult Colouring Book for Lovers of all Things French

Lizzie Mary Cullen

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France, French, Language teaching & learning (other than ELT), Prose: non-fiction, Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts, Colouring & painting activity books

From the award-winning author of the international bestselling Magical Cities and Magical Christmas, comes Bon Voyage!, a delightful new adult colouring book that invites you to discover the beauty of France. Playing with the relationship of language and culture, Bon Voyage! weaves together the places and proverbs of France. Go beyond colouring in and immerse yourself

Artists throughout time have sought creative inspiration in France - from its alluring architecture and seductive landscapes to its intoxicating cafes and culinary delights. Award-winning artist and bestselling colouring book illustrator, Lizzie Mary Cullen has captured the essence of France in intricate detail for you to create your own masterpieces.

In this unique colouring book for adults, Lizzie Mary Cullen takes you on a cultural exploration of France. Trace your pencil through iconic urban spaces, elegant art nouveau patterns, peaceful landscapes and elaborate stained glass rosettes as part of a immersive journey through Paris and French heritage. Get ready to gild, decorate and bring to life exquisite details of French life, both historic and modern, including hand-made lace, intricate royal gardens, classical architecture, scrumptious patisserie windows and stylish Parisian shops.

Over 80 of the most poignant and definitive French proverbs provide the inspiration and an enchanting background to Lizzie's unforgettable illustrations. Through colouring in you will reveal hidden objects that allude to the proverbs as you lose yourself to the pleasure of discovering the beauty of all things French.

Lizzie's unique style rooted in pyschogeography and urban cartography has resulted in lavish interpretations and new perspectives on iconic images, sometimes abstract like Picasso, other times deconstructed in the style of Matisse, but never cliche so that you are free to interpret the work in your own colouring style.

Whether you are a Francophile, a fan of Lizzie's previous books, Magical Cities and Magical Christmas, a student or a teacher of French, or simply looking for art therapy or a digital detox, you'll enjoy the originality and beauty of Bon Voyage! And with thick, sumptuous paper as your canvas, you'll no doubt want to showcase your artwork as a beautiful coffee table book or framed images for your wall once you've completed your journey.

Bon Voyage! is the first title in a brand-new colouring book series celebrating the uniqueness and beauty of world cultures through their landscapes and decor.

Go beyond colouring in...
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words... Colouring in promotes focus and mindfulness. Through completing the carefully constructed and researched images, you will gain insights into French life, learn about the places, the art and architecture, the relics, the regions, and even the language. Proverbs are like windows into a culture, encapsulating its cultural knowledge and values. Each hidden object alludes to the proverb, giving you a memory hook for remembering it. With a Bilingual glossary in back, you will pick up the l

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