Paris To The Past Traveling Through French History By Train

Author: Ina Caro
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082016
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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and ...

Northern France With Paris

Author: Max Barthell
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Tourist Handbook for Travel and Holidays in France ; with a Map of the Country,
Regional Route Maps, and Town Plans Max Barthell, Jean Lenz. on the RD 549
to Athis and ... It owes its fame principally to the palace, which played so
important a part in French history. It is a garrison town, and a holiday ... The train
leaves Paris proper via Brunoy and Combes-la- Ville, crossing the broad plain (
with a few large farms) to Melun, an important centre of rail and road traffic. In this
region are ...

Sunrise With Seamonsters

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 054752546X
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[1975] The idea was that, after England had been crushed with German rockets
and overrun by stormtroopers, Adolf Hitler would board his luxurious
Schlafwagen in Paris and order the engineer to proceed to London. Then, with
his mad staring eyes closed, ... "Bon soir," says the French conductor in London, "
Evening, sir," says the waiter in the dining car as Clapham flashes past, and the
train continues through the southeast corner of England. At Dover the sleeping
cars are loaded ...

France On The Tgv

Author: Mark Beffart
Publisher: Mustang Publication
ISBN: 9780914457473
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A Short History of the TGV Routes While the TGV train was being constructed,
refined, and tested, the SNCF also had to decide what cities it would serve. Since
the heaviest business passenger concentration was from Paris to Lyon, they
made France's third largest city the first location served by the Sud-Est route. In
the past, a Paris to Lyon train ... The line through the Languedoc coastal region
now travels as far as Beziers, only 82 miles north of Spain. With the demand for
more direct ...

Rick Steves France 2008

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
ISBN: 9781566918558
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Consider reading Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, Art Buchwald's I'll
Always Have Paris, and/or Paris to the Moon, by New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik,
who takes his young son for a carousel ride in the Luxembourg Garden. If you'll
be visiting Provence, pick up Peter Mayle's memoirs, A Year in Provence and
Toujours Provence. Ina Caro's The Road from the Past is filled with enjoyable
essays on her travels through France, with an accent on history. The Da Vinci
Code fans will ...

The Grande Tour

Author: Nita Farrier
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 145023450X
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The drive back into the big city at an hour past midnight, when the grande
houlevards were gleaming and sparkling, the Grecian Madeleine was illuminated
, and the Place de la Concorde was ravishing with illumination and fountain play,
showed Paris to be the real City of Light; one could easily believe ... BELGIUM
On the eleventh day of my leave, the Blue Train from Paris's Gare du Nord carried
me north through France toward Brussels, Belgium, the small sister of
metropolitan Paris.

On The Fast Track

Author: Jacob Meunier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275973773
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Traces the rise of high-speed passenger train service in France from the end of World War II to the early 1980s.

Rick Steves Paris

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RER trains run to Melun from Paris' Gare du Nord and Chatelet stations. Faster
Banlieue trains ... Melun's TI is a block from the train station, past the ugly
concrete building (Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00, closed Sunday
and Monday, 2 avenue Gallieni, tel. 01 64 37 11 31). Adding ... The palace you
see today is largely the work of Renaissance King Francois I. Inspired by his
travels through Renaissance Italy, he hired Italian artists to build his palace.
Orient with a quick ...

Travel Career Development

Author: Patricia J. Gagnon
Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780256205800
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Not only are the trains high-tech, but they are extremely energy-efficientso that
travel aboard these trains is nearly as exciting as the scenery. France — The
French TGV trains (Train a Grand Vitesse, or high-speed train) are models of
comfort, able to cruise at over 186 mph and to reduce the travel time between
Paris and Lyons (265 miles) from 4 hours to 2 hours, 40 minutes. India — The
Palace on Wheels travels for eight days past marble palaces, temples, and
colorful markets that ...

International Travel And Tourism

Author: Donald E. Lundberg
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The system is scheduled to be extended on to Marseille, linking Paris with the
next two largest cities in France. One problem: it takes three minutes to brake
going at 160 mph. This really is not a problem, however, in that the system runs
on its own rail corridor with no rail crossings. Look for resemblances between the
food service on the Tres Grande Vitesse and that provided on the commercial
airline. Probably the fanciest, certainly the most glamorous, train in history, the
Orient ...