Paris to the Past Traveling through French History by Train

Author: Ina Caro
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393082012
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Genre: Travel

“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 transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

Paris sobre trilhos

Author: Ina Caro
Publisher: Leya
ISBN: 9788580445787
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: History

Com narrativas históricas, biografias dramáticas e inúmeras dicas a respeito de tudo, de charmosos bistrôs a grandes hotéis, Ina Caro procura guiar o leitor pela história da França, usando os charmosos trens como opção.

On the Fast Track

Author: Jacob Meunier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275973778
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Traces the rise of high-speed passenger train service in France from the end of World War II to the early 1980s.

Midnight Train to Paris

Author: Juliette Sobanet
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 1477808752
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

When Jillian Chambord s twin sister is abducted from a luxury train traveling through the Alps, not even the threat of losing her coveted position at "The Washington Daily" can stop this hard-hitting reporter from hopping on the next flight to France. But soon after boarding a midnight train in the Alps with Samuel Kelly the lead investigator and sexy former CIA agent whom Jillian once dated and has sworn off forever she learns that this train has taken them back in time to 1937, to a night when another young woman was abducted from the same Orient Express train. Given a chance to save both women, neither Jillian or Samuel are prepared for what they discover on the train that night, for the sparks that fly between them...or for what they ll have to do to keep each other alive. "


Author: Solange Hando
ISBN: 159223867X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

Capturing everyday life in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, a richly illustrated volume combines splendid artwork, archival maps, period photographs and advertisements, ephemera, and social history to provide a study of the City of Light and its famous attractions a century ago.

Die Mondspielerin

Author: Nina George
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426412640
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Fiction

Schluss mit mir! Das ist Mariannes sehnlichster Wunsch, als sie sich in Paris in die Seine stürzt. Doch das Schicksal will es anders – sie wird gerettet. Die 60-jährige Deutsche, die kein Wort Französisch spricht, flüchtet vor ihrem lieblosen Mann bis in die Bretagne. Dort begegnet sie dem Maler Yann, und es gelingt ihr, mit neu erwachendem Mut und überraschender Zähigkeit ein neues Leben zu wagen. Ihr eigenes. »Ein liebevolles, warmherziges und lebenskluges Buch, das man nicht mehr aus der Hand legen mag.« Hamburger Abendblatt

Der blaue Express

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455002256
Release Date: 2018-03-14
Genre: Fiction

Hercule Poirot ermittelt nicht nur im Orientexpress ... Der Fahrplan stimmt, der Zeitplan auch. Poirot reist an die Riviera – natürlich mit dem Luxuszug von Calais über Paris nach Nizza. Auch die reiche amerikanische Erbin Ruth Kettering fährt mit dem »Blauen Express«, doch als der Schaffner in Nizza an ihr Abteil klopft, findet er eine Leiche. Ein perfekter Mord – so scheint es. Doch eine kleine Unstimmigkeit lässt Hercule Poirots kleine graue Zellen nicht mehr ruhen: Die Frage nämlich, warum das Gesicht der jungen Frau entstellt wurde.

The Complete Guide to Buying Property in France

Author: Charles Davey
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749446463
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

More and more people are buying property in France. The climate, culture and lifestyle make it a seductive proposition, and affordable travel connections and comparatively low property prices in most regions can make this dream a reality for many. The new edition of this popular book deals with the details of buying or renting a home in France in a practical, straight-forward style. Every aspect of buying property is dealt with, including financial issues and choosing a location, and there is an in-depth look at the different regions of France. With maps, useful addresses, information on travel and a dictionary of helpful French terms, this really is the ideal companion for anyone considering buying a property in France. Comprehensive and readable, it will help any prospective buyer avoid the pitfalls and turning the dream of a home in France into reality.

The Great Railway Stations of Paris

Author: Michael Patterson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445669212
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Transportation

Michael Patterson examines the great railway stations of Paris.

Half an Hour from Paris

Author: Annabel Simms
ISBN: 1843681447
Release Date: 2018-04-17

"This is a guide to 10 lesser-known rewarding daytrips, within half an hour of Paris by train. Discover half-hidden châteaux and artists country houses. Walk, boat or dance by the river. Explore old towns and country footpaths. Eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor and prices to match. Based on over 20 years experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each visit includes the essential historical context and practical information to help you discover places unknown to many Parisians. Written with humour and a flair for the unusual and authentic, the text is illustrated with original photos and local maps. It includes a unique guide to using the excellent local train network."--Publisher description.

Sunrise with Seamonsters

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547525464
Release Date: 1986-05-08
Genre: Travel

This collection of wide-ranging essays from the New York Times–bestselling travel writer is “a steamer trunk full of delights” (Chicago Sun-Times). This collection of decidedly opinionated articles, essays, and ruminations, by the author of My Other Life and Kowloon Tong, transports the reader not only to exotic, unexpected places in the world but also into the interior life of the writer himself. Whether it is his time serving in the Peace Corps, his memorable interview with tennis star John McEnroe, bearing witness to the uprising in Uganda, or the debt he owes to his mentor, V. S. Naipaul, Theroux approaches each subject with characteristic intelligence, insight, and an eye for life’s great ironies. Over the course of two decades, Paul Theroux gathers people, places, and ideas in precise, evocative writing that “serves as both the camera and the eye, and both the details and the illusions are developed with brilliance” (Time). “What makes Mr. Theroux most persuasive as a writer is simply his willingness to put himself on the line. . . . Gusty, personal, and astonishing.” —The New York Times “These pieces prove anew Theroux’s unflagging, infectious enthusiams [sic] for exploring.” —Kirkus Reviews

Geographical spread of the Euro Asian high speed railway of Paris Delhi through the Caucasus and the prospect of its construction as an International Transport Corridor

Author: Kortiev L.I.
Publisher: T/O "Neformat"
Release Date:
Genre: Science

The monograph provides a geographical context of the New Transport Corridor – the Euro-Asian high-speed railway of Paris-Delhi through the Big and Small Caucasian Ridges, which has more than a century of history and is the main axis of the world, and good-fellowship on two continents. The railway in all countries should be under the authority of and committed to the United Nations organization. The suggestions on how to lay it in organizational, technical and economic terms are outlined.

Tiergarten In the Garden of Beasts

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455851076
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: History

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.


Author: Sarah Tieck
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781617838101
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they journey through France � home of the beautiful French Riviera, the iconic Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, and the world-renowned Tour de France. Readers will learn about France�s history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, fun facts, and pronunciation guides aid readers. The book closes with a facts page including France�s population and total area, as well as images of the French flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring France! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.