Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 27, 2011 - Travel - 400 pages
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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek

In 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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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

A good travel book but I'm never going to France and I'm not that interested in architecture and I found out I know nothing about French history. But it actually was pretty interesting. Read full review

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User 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

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About the author (2011)

Ina Caro, author of the best-selling The Road from the Past, is an authority on medieval and modern French history. She lives in New York with her husband, the acclaimed biographer Robert A. Caro.

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