The Road from the Past

Ina Caro

CHF 25.60
Alerter avant parution Précommander Ajouter au panier Ajouter e-book

Éditeur
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
Pages
339
Parution
mars 2012
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307814043
  • Résumé

The Road from the Past is a unique new way of looking at France, looking at history, and looking at travel. In it, Ina Caro takes us on an unforgettable tour of France, traveling north through its beautiful regions and chronologically through its colorful history.
We start in Provence, where the Roman Empire held sway, and then go to Languedoc to visit the sites that marked the Age of Faith following the Empire’s fall. Next is the Dordogne, where we experience the feudal Middle Ages, from Charlemagne and the Age of Chivalry to the life of Joan of Arc. Continuing north, we come to the château-studded Loire Valley, “the Valley of Kings,” where monarchs and nobles, as well as their charming mistresses, plotted for wealth and power. Finally, we reach the Île-de-France, surrounding Paris, where Louis XIV solidified his autocratic and imperialistic reign--as did Napoleon a century later
With Ina Caro as an epicurean, knowledgeable, and delightfully opinionated guide, we can always be sure to find the most breathtaking vistas, the most extraordinary châteaux, the most inspiring cathedrals, the best meals. The Road from the Past takes us to where history unfolds--and then to a favorite spot for a picnic or a five-course dinner.
Bio de l'auteur
Sommaire / contenu
Nous vous suggérons aussi
The Timbuktu School for Nomads Jubber, Nicholas CHF 19.90
The Atlas of Beauty Noroc, Mihaela CHF 36.90
Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean, The Colas, Antony Sutherland, Bruce CHF 21.20
The Corfu Trilogy Gerald Durrell CHF 13.00
Alone on the Wall Honnold, Alex; Roberts, David CHF 16.50
Places In Between, The Stewart, Rory
The Azores Collectif CHF 14.90
The Stranger in the Woods Finkel, Michael CHF 18.90
Scorpion Fish, The Bouvier, Nicholas
The Atlas of Beauty Noroc, Mihaela CHF 34.60
Miami and the Keys 8th ed Collectif CHF 25.90
Retour en haut de page