The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France by Ina CaroThe Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France by Ina Caro

The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

byIna Caro

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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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 chateaux, the most inspiring cathedrals, and the very best meals.
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Title:The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 6.25 × 0.92 inPublished:February 1, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0156003635

ISBN - 13:9780156003636

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Using this guide correctly, one can methodically visit numerous facets of French civilization and not miss a popular site. The formula is simple. Divide the country into regions-Provence, Langueduc, Dordogne, Loire Valley, Ile de France. Select the best relic examples from each period, add some royal history, and move chronologically. All periods are easily visible-Roman ruins, early Christian sculpture, active medieval cliffside monasteries and walled cities, English and French chateaus from the Hundred Years' War, baronial manors, Renaissance art, gardens, palaces, and the grandeur of Louis XIV. The tour stops just short of the 19th century. Unlike most guidebooks, this book makes no formal recommendations on accommodations and restaurants, and no hours of attractions are stated. Describing the evolution of France through the eyes of a foreign tourist makes this guidebook equally attractive to history buffs, tourists, and armchair travelers. An interesting perspective on traveling.Ann E. Cohen, Rochester P.L., N.Y.