Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces

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"[...]struggling lines of "conducted" tourists with a polyglot conductor, and no futile labelling of doubtful historic monuments; there are enough of undoubted authenticity without this. Thoroughly tired and wearied of the progress and super-civilization of the cities and towns of the well-worn roads, it becomes a real pleasure to seek out the by-paths of the old French provinces, and their historic and romantic associations, in their very crudities and fragments every whit as interesting as the better known stamping-grounds of the conventional tourist. The folk of the Pyrenees, in their faces and figures, in their speech and customs, are as varied as their histories. They are a bright, gay, careless folk, with ever a care and a kind word for the stranger, whether they are Catalan, Basque or Bearnais.[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507550308
  • 9781507550304