Paris to the Past
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This characterful guide takes the reader on a journey through French history via 25 train outings from Paris. An expedition to the great Gothic cathedrals of Reims and Chartres brings to life the scheming Abbot Suger; a day-trip to the chateau of Blois evokes the splendours of the Renaissance; and an excursion to Versailles recalls the shining glory of the Sun King. Engaging and informative, it also features helpful tips on hotels and bistros. American-cut pages.