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  • Paris to the Past

  • Traveling Through French History by Train
  • By: Ina Caro
  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 64
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  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites listeners on 25 one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through 700 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Day Trip From Paris?... Look No Further!

  • By Simone on 11-19-13

Great book

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Reviewed: 08-16-17

Great book and story but the constant mispronouncing of words like Notre Dame made it hard to get past