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Posted June 5, 2012
Even this devoted Francophile (who lived in Paris for 10 years) learned many interesting tidbits from reading Ina Caro's delightful book, with its novel way of looking at French history (through day trips from Paris to famous castles and towns, in chronological fashion). I especially enjoyed the chapter on Vaux-le-Vicomte (which I would put at #1 most beautiful French castle, while the author lists it among her top 3): as a college student in France many years ago, I wrote a paper on that famous night in August 1661 when Louis XIV visited Vaux; 40 years later, Ina Caro has filled in many of the blanks! One small quibble: the author could have omitted repeated mention of her lack of language skills: French pronunciation is not THAT hard! Otherwise, a very enjoyable read.
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