I think French history is fascinating, mainly because it is so complex. There are a ton of works of historical fiction set in France and below are some of my favorites. I know there are more that I could add to the list but some of them I read long enough ago that I can't remember the titles! (Terrible I know!)
City of Lights by Melika Lux-This is a pretty short little book but it is set in late 19th century Paris and has some wonderful descriptions of the city.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay-Sarah's Key is a pretty heartbreaking story but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is one of the few books I have read that is set in France during World War II and focuses on historical events that I was actually not aware of before reading it.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly-I loved that this book bounced between present day France and revolutionary era France. It's such a great story!
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland-Mistress of the Sun showcases one of Louis XIV's mistresses and kind of made me love Louise de la Valliere. She was such a fascinating character!
Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser -This is a work of non-fiction but it is such a great book about Marie Antoinette's life. It really reads like a novel.
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner-This is the first Gortner book I ever read and it made me a major fan of his work. Catherine de Medici is a really interesting historical figure and I always feel bad that she has been vilified so much in history.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo- I don't know what to say about this book other than it is a classic and everyone should read it!
What do you all think of this list? Have you read any of these books? Are there any you think I may have missed?