The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

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by Ina Caro, Doubleday Broadway
     
 

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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.
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156003636
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
265,201
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.92(d)

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The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
bksnob More than 1 year ago
This is a "required reading" book from our travel agency for our trip to France. If you want an art/historical approach to organizing your own trip to France, this book is for you. It is quite readable, opinionated, and thorough. The author recognizes the rich legacy France offers to the visitor who searches for it, and her book is a valuable guide for such a traveler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.