Paris to the Past

Paris to the Past

Traveling Through French History by Train

By Ina Caro

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393343151, 381pp.

Publication Date: April 2012

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 Orleans 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.

About the Author
Ina Caro, author of the best-selling "The Road from the Past", is an authority on medieval and modern French history. She lives in New York with her husband, the acclaimed biographer Robert A. Caro.