The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

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Caro takes us on an unforgettable driving tour of France, from Provence to the Loire Valley to Paris. With Caro as an epicurean, knowledgeable, and delightfully opinionated guide, we can always be sure to find the most breathtaking vistas, the most extraordinary châteaux, the most inspiring cathedrals, and the very best meals.

In this delightful blend of information, history, and opinion, Ina Caro gives us a four-dimensional tour ...

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Overview


Caro takes us on an unforgettable driving tour of France, from Provence to the Loire Valley to Paris. With Caro as an epicurean, knowledgeable, and delightfully opinionated guide, we can always be sure to find the most breathtaking vistas, the most extraordinary châteaux, the most inspiring cathedrals, and the very best meals.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156003636
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 219,720
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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Ina Caro
Ina Caro

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

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    A wonderful format for travel in France

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2001

    Great history - travel giude book

    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.

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