Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train - Ina Caro

Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

By Ina Caro

  • Release Date: 2011-06-27
  • Genre: Europe
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 15 Ratings

Description

“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.

Reviews

  • Terrible history

    1
    By LoD1230
    Do not buy this book if you are looking for a history of Paris.