The European Tour by Grant AllenThe European Tour by Grant Allen

The European Tour

byGrant Allen

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Americans who desire to spend the winter in Europe, on the other hand, will probably wish to light upon some warm spot where they can pass the two or three coldest months in comparative comfort. For this purpose some of the winter stations in the South of France are extremely suitable. If the whole summer has been consumed in seeing England, France, Belgium, and Holland, the Rhine country, and Switzerland, it may be convenient, before visiting Florence, Rome, or Venice, to retire for December, January, and February (when sight-seeing is uncomfortable, even in Italy) to Pau or the Riviera. Each of these has its own advantages. Pau is not particularly warm in winter, but it is sheltered and windless, and it has undoubted antiquarian attractiveness. The visitor may arrive there about the beginning of December, and may leave for Italy before the first of March, by which date Rome and Florence are becoming agreeable places of residence. The Riviera is the name usually given in English to the narrow strip of coast along the Mediterranean between Marseilles and Genoa. As I have spent some ten or twelve winters at its various stations, I am in a position to advise the visitor where to go, according to his requirements. It must be premised that this strip of coast Jies between the High Alps to the north and the sea to the south, and is remarkable for its luxuriant semi-tropical vegetation. Nevertheless, you must not suppose that even here you can escape the chill of European January. You go to a winter. Snow often falls and lies on the ground for three days together; and the cold dry wind known as the mistral blows very frequently. On the other hand, the sky is generally clear and sunny; colds are infrequent; exercise can be taken almost daily in the open air; and it is ...
Title:The European TourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217348580

ISBN - 13:9780217348584