In short, France is France. Nobody can properly describe it to you if you have not been there. You must go and see it, and enjoy it for yourself.
-from the Preface
American author and traveler CHARLES GIBSON (b. 1875) summered in France and turned his idyllic journeys into this agreeable travelogue, a portrait of a long-ago time when travel was a romantic adventure.
Combining snippets of history and legend uncovered during explorations of ancient tombs, churches, and fortresses with enchanting descriptions of the villages and landscapes he visited, Gibson introduces us to both charming aristocrats who open their gothic chateaux to visitors and pleasant peasants who run quaint rural inns.
First published in 1905, this is an enthralling work that continues to delight readers today.
OF INTEREST TO: Francophiles, armchair travelers
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About the Author
Charles Gibson has written for the inspirational book series God Allows U-Turns as well as for a Twin Cities newspaper. He has a long-standing interest in history, has spent many years researching the Middle Ages and the Crusades, and has traveled to the Languedoc region in France. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and sons.