Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-11-15
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781639360604

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Part adventure story, part cultural history, this “enjoyably offbeat travelogue” explores the phenomenon of the spiritual pilgrimage (Booklist). Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, Downie and his wife walk across Paris on the old pilgrimage route Rue Saint-Jacques then trek about 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain. The eccentric route would take 72 days on Roman roads and The Way of Saint James, the 1,100-year-old pilgrimage network leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater in Spain. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela - The Way for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey meets the outer one. More than 20,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-02
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781453298633

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Part adventure story, part cultural history, this “enjoyably offbeat travelogue” explores the phenomenon of the spiritual pilgrimage (Booklist). Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques, then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths—a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela—“The Way” for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration. More than 200,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Pardon My French

Pardon My French
Author: Sally Hammond
Publsiher: New Holland Publishers (AU)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781921655609

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Pardon My French is Sally's travel journal as she samples the local food, stays in local places (both on and off the beaten track), struggles with the language, discovers history and mysteries, and, of course, collects recipes en route.

A Passion for Paris

A Passion for Paris
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-28
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781466841253

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"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. Readers visiting the city are advised to take it with them to discover countless new experiences." —Kirkus Reviews (starred) A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city—and has been for over 150 years. Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafes, restaurants and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation. But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures and challenges. Rarely do visitors suspect the glamor and chic and the carefree atmosphere of the City of Light grew from and still feed off the dark fountainheads of riot, rebellion, mayhem and melancholy—and the subversive literature, art and music of the Romantic Age. Weaving together his own with the lives and loves of Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire, Balzac, Nadar and other great Romantics Downie delights in the city's secular romantic pilgrimage sites asking , Why Paris, not Venice or Rome—the tap root of "romance"—or Berlin, Vienna and London—where the earliest Romantics built castles-in-the-air and sang odes to nightingales? Read A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light and find out.

The Rough Guide to France

The Rough Guide to France
Author: Rough Guides (Firm),David Abram
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 1328
Release: 2003
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1843530562

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From cosmopolitan Paris to the sunny Cote d'Azur, from historical Normandy to the rocky Pyrenes, this new edition updates the best of towns, attractions, and landscapes of every region. 100 maps. of color photos.

Through the High Pyrenees

Through the High Pyrenees
Author: Harold Spender
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1898
Genre: Pyrenees
ISBN: PRNC:32101073594770

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Boundaries

Boundaries
Author: Peter Sahlins
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1989
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780520074156

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“Brilliant. . . . This fascinating exploration through three centuries of the frontier is rounded off with a perceptive and balanced appraisal of the nature of national identity within the context of the Pyrenees. . . . A study which is exciting, learned, and thought-provoking, a splendid example of interdisciplinary history at its best.”—Times Literary Supplement

A Book of the Pyrenees

A Book of the Pyrenees
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1907
Genre: Legends
ISBN: UCAL:B3251198

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The Pyrenees stand up as a natural wall of demarcation between two nations, the French and the Spaniards, just as the mountains of Dauphin� sever the French from the Italians. It has been remarked that these natural barriers are thrown up to part Romance-speaking peoples, whereas the mountain ranges sink to comparative insignificance between the French and the Germans. Over the Jura the French tongue has flowed up the Rhone to Sierre, above the Lake of Geneva, so the Spanish or Catalan has overleaped the Pyrenees in Roussillon, and the Basque tongue has those who speak it in both cis-Pyrenean and trans-Pyrenean Navarre. The Pyrenees are the upcurled lips of the huge limestone sea-bed, that at some vastly remote period was snapped from east to west, and through the fissure thus formed the granite was thrust, lifting along with it the sedimentary rocks.

Paris on Air

Paris on Air
Author: Oliver Gee
Publsiher: Earful Tower Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-05-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1098301994

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Join award-winning podcaster Oliver Gee on this laugh-out-loud journey through the streets of Paris. He tells of how five years in France have taught him how to order cheese, make a Parisian person smile, and convince anyone you can fake French (even if, like Oliver, you speak the language like an Australian cow). A fresh voice on the Paris scene, he shares the soaring highs and crushing lows that come with following your dreams to the French capital. He also befriends the city's too-cool-for-school basketballers, chases runaway crocodiles, and goes on a mammoth honeymoon trip around France on his little red scooter.

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads Through France to Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads Through France to Santiago de Compostela
Author: Marigold Fox,Maurice Fox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1998
Genre: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN: 1870585372

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The Rough Guide to Paris

The Rough Guide to Paris
Author: Ruth Blackmore,James McConnachie
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2003
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1843530783

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Accomodation - Eating and drinking - Shops and markets - Music and night life - Festivals and events - Paris suburbsn_

Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800 1863

Catalogue of Scientific Papers  1800 1863
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
Genre: Learned institutions and societies
ISBN: HARVARD:HW1IPV

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Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800 1900 ser 1 1800 1863

Catalogue of Scientific Papers  1800 1900   ser  1   1800 1863
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
Genre: Learned institutions and societies
ISBN: UCAL:C3278132

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Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800 1900

Catalogue of Scientific Papers  1800 1900
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
Genre: Classification
ISBN: UIUC:30112010236310

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Finding List of the Apprentices Library

Finding List of the Apprentices  Library
Author: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Free Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
Genre: Library catalogs
ISBN: PRNC:32101073753657

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