Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train
“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—NewsweekIn one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing
If you are into French History then this book is for you. I would presonally use it as a travel guide when in that area. Very nicely captures the history of France from the 12th to the late 19th ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - splinfo - LibraryThing
An extended guide book outining day trips from Paris. Much more than that though, it would be of interest to anyone wishing to brush up on world history. Caro has extensively researched the most ... Read full review