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In this delightful blend of information, history, and opinion, Ina Caro gives us a four-dimensional tour ...
In this delightful blend of information, history, and opinion, Ina Caro gives us a four-dimensional tour of France. With inimitable insights and an informed sensibility cultivated from study and numerous visits to France, she takes us to where history unfolds--and then to a favorite spot for a picnic or five-course meal.
Posted July 7, 2014
Posted April 15, 2002
A wonderful way to organize travel within France. We recently followed Ina Caro's suggested routes, and found that her book added both depth and enjoyment to the towns and sites we saw. We especially liked her dry wit, and her relating the behind-the-scenes stories about Roman arenas, theatres & arches, the Dark & Middle ages, the Inquisitions, the Pilgrimages, the walled cities, the fortress cathedral, the Medieval castles along the Loire, etc. By loosely following her book we were able to see & feel history unfold by seeing the most outstanding structures, towns & sites representing each period. Although this book was published in 1996, her recommendations were right on. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is not only the best travel book I've ever read, but it is among the best books of any type I have ever read -- and that's saying a lot!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2001
I think that everybody who are interested in history of France and planning to spend a few days outside of Paris will find this book very informative and enjoyable. Author successfully linked places, history and personal opinions. The best travel book I ever read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.