Bradshaw's Illustrated Guide Through Paris and Its Environs

Bradshaw's Illustrated Guide Through Paris and Its Environs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...des Italiens, remarkable for its beautiful architecture, and richly ornamented with gold; or the Portes St. Denis and St. Martin, erected to commemorate the victories of Louis le Grand; or the Chateau oV Eau, with its open space covered with trees, and adorned with a fine Having led the visitor to examine and admire many of the finest and most ancient monuments of Paris, it is intended that he should have the opportunity to-day, of inhaling a little of the pure air of the country, and refresh his fatigued sight by a view of the works of art, and the scenery in the neighbourhood of this metropolis. We therefore propose that this day should be devoted to the Chateau and Park of Versailles. It depends upon the visitor, as to how much time he would like to give to this magnificent place; but the earlier he can arrange his departure the better, as a good day's work is before him. He may leave for Versailles either by the railway, in the Place du Havre, called the Ghemin-de-fer de Rive Droite, or by the railway on the Boulevard Montparnasse, called the Cliemin-de-fer de Rive Gauche. But if he have taken up his abode in the quarter we have recommended, he will find it most convenient to take the former, as the station is within five minutes' walk of the Madeleine. The trains leave at all the half-hours from 7 30 a.m. to 10 30 p.m. The prices are as follows: 1st class, If, 50c; 2nd class, 1/ 25c. On Sundays and Fete days, the fares are increased. Independently of the purpose which the visitor has in view in making this little excursion, he must be reminded that the trip is one of no ordinary pleasure, and that, were there no Versailles at the end of it, the scenery, and the little pictures of half-urban, half-rural beauty, presented to him as he passes...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631285
  • 9781236631282