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Author : David Downie
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-04-02
Page : 352
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1453298630
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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.


Author : David Downie
Publisher :
Release : 2014
Page : 317
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781605985565
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Part adventure story, part cultural history, an exploration of the phenomenon of pilgrimage along the age-old Way of Saint James in France.


Author : Marc Dubin
Publisher : Rough Guides
Release : 2004
Page : 656
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9781843531968
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The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees is the only guidebook available to the entire region, covering both the French and Spanish sides of this spectacular region, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. A full-colour section introduces the author''s pick of the attractions, from relaxing in the picturesque spa towns to watching the Tour de France wind up the mountains. There are detailed listings of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from boutique hotels in Biarritz to the most remote mountain refuges. For the outdoor enthusiast there are exhaustive accounts of the walking and climbing routes available and information on the host of other activities available, including skiing, paragliding, rafting, cycling and horse riding. There is also expansive coverage of all the cultural highlights including the prehistoric cave art at Ariege and an accesible history of the region from prehistory to the current day.


Author : Jean Louis Matocq
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2015-02-13
Page : 140
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1634171683
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Jean Matocq left his home in the Pyrenees for Paris at age sixteen. While studying the hotel business at the Paris hotel School, he worked as a busboy, assistant waiter, chef de rang, and sommelier. Jean came to the United States and made his way to San Francisco in 1958. He joined the staff at the legendary San Francisco restaurant Trader Vic’s, where for twelve years he worked as a captain and maître d’. Striking out on his own, Jean Matocq owned restaurants and motels in Washington State, at Lake Tahoe and at Clearlake. Along the way he earned an AA degree, worked as a real estate broker, a notary, and a business broker. “We opened the Bon Vivant restaurant in Lake Tahoe and did well, but my thirst for world exploration and a decent offer for the business were compelling factors leading me to resume my many voyages.” Those voyages have taken Jean and his wife Jeannine around the world, including stops in Europe , South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand. His experiences as a restaurateur, a hotelier, and a global traveler have given Jean Matocq a unique perspective on his adopted country, its ideals and its history.


Author : Sally Hammond
Publisher : New Holland Publishers (AU)
Release : 2007
Page : 256
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1921655607
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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.


Author : Edwin Asa Dix
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-12-11
Page : 691
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 :
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"A Midsummer Drive Through the Pyrenees" by Edwin Asa Dix. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Author : David Downie
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2011-04-05
Page : 320
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 0307886093
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“Beautifully written and refreshingly original . . . makes us see [Paris] in a different light.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Elysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine. Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris, and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world’s favorite city. Photographs by Alison Harris. Praise for Paris, Paris “I loved his collection of essays and anyone who’s visited Paris in the past, or plans to visit in the future, will be equally charmed as well.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris “[A] quirky, personal, independent view of the city, its history and its people”—Mavis Gallant “Gives fresh poetic insight into the city . . . a voyage into ‘the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the secret interiors’ [of Paris].”—Departures


Author : Lisa Moses Leff
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015
Page : 304
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0199380953
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In the aftermath of the Holocaust, the Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of archival documents related to French Jewish history from public archives and collections in France and moved them, illicitly, to New York. Why did this respectable historian become a thief? And why did librarians in the United States and Israel accept these materials from him, turning a blind eye to the signs of ownership they bore? In The Archive Thief, Lisa Moses Leff reconstructs Szajkowski's gripping story in all its ambiguity. Born into poverty in Russian Poland in 1911, Szajkowski was a self-made man who managed to make a life for himself as an intellectual, first as a journalist in 1930s Paris, and then, after a harrowing escape to New York in 1941, as a scholar. Although he never taught at a university or even earned a PhD, Szajkowski became one of the world's foremost experts on the history of the Jews in modern France, publishing in Yiddish, English, and Hebrew. His work opened up new ways of thinking about Jewish emancipation, economic and social modernization, and the rise of modern anti-Semitism. But beneath Szajkowski's scholarly accomplishments lay his shameful secret: his pathbreaking articles were based upon documents that he moved illicitly to New York. Eventually, he sold these documents, piecemeal, to American and Israeli research libraries where they still remain. Leff takes us into the backstage of the archives, revealing the powerful ideological, economic, and psychological forces that made Holocaust-era Jewish scholars care more deeply than ever before about preserving the remnants of their past. As Leff shows, it is only when we understand the issues at the heart of his story, in all their ambiguity and complexity, that we can begin to address the larger questions of the rightful ownership of Jewish archives, as well as other contested archives, that are still at issue today.


Author : Alison Raju
Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
Release : 2018-02-15
Page : 208
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 1783625791
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This comprehensive guidebook describes the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrim route through France. Also known as the Chemin de St Jacques or GR65, the 730km (454 mile) route runs from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. People have been walking it as a pilgrimage route for over 1000 years, and with adequate preparation it is suitable for most walkers with a basic level of fitness. This indispensible guide contains detailed descriptions and sketch mapping for the route, accompanied by a wealth of practical advice on accommodation, facilities and local points of interest. It also includes information about the history of the pilgrimage, and notes on holy sites and imagery along the route. The guidebook describes 2-3 additional days from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncevalles (and Pamplona), for those continuing along the Camino Francés through northern Spain. It also outlines a 3-4 day route from Saint-Palais direct to Irún, which links with the Camino del Norte coastal route. A companion volume: The Way of St James: Pyrenees-Santiago-Finisterre covers the Spanish section of the route.


Author : Susan Waller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 288
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 135156692X
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Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris, 1870-1914 examines Paris as a center of international culture that attracted artists from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas during a period of burgeoning global immigration. Sixteen essays by a group of emerging and established international scholars - including several whose work has not been previously published in English - address the experiences of foreign exiles, immigrants, students and expatriates. They explore the formal and informal structures that permitted foreign artists to forge connections within and across national communities and in some cases fashion new, transnational identities in the City of Light. Considering Paris from an innovative global perspective, the book situates both important modern artists - such as Edvard Munch, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Marc Chagall and Gino Severini - and lesser-known American, Czech, Italian, Polish, Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Catalan, and Hungarian painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, and illustrators within the larger trends of international mobility and cultural exchange. Broadly appealing to historians of modern art and history, the essays in this volume characterize Paris as a thriving transnational arts community in which the interactions between diverse cultures, peoples and traditions contributed to the development of a hybrid and multivalent modern art.


Author : Terry C Treadwell
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2011-11-08
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0752475363
Description :


For centuries war has come with a hefty price, costing many their lives or freedom. Here, Terry Treadwell explores true stories of daring escapes and the incredible lengths people will go to get back home; from the courageous people who organised secret escape lines across several countries, and the desperate soldiers who were guided along them, to the enterprising prisoners who plotted their way out of fortresses using tunnels and disguises. While exploring the events of Stalag Luft III and the Great Escape, Freedom Trails also looks at lesser known escapes from the First and Second World Wars as well as the Korean War, revealing bravery and ingenuity that far surpasses the plot of any film.


Author : Marigold Fox
Maurice Fox
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 73
Category : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 13 : 9781870585378
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Author : John Murray (Firm)
Publisher :
Release : 1867
Page : 684
Category : France
ISBN 13 :
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Author : John Murray
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2021-09-01
Page : 732
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3752520078
Description :


Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.


Author : John Murray (Firm)
Publisher :
Release : 1869
Page : 688
Category : France
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Murray, John
Publisher :
Release : 1843
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : David Downie
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-04-28
Page : 320
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1466841257
Description :


"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.


Author : Dartan Creations
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-04-25
Page : 110
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781545533857
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Blank Lined Travel Journals For True Adventurers What better way to create the ultimate travel guide then by recording your own experiences. Don't rely on someone else's opinion. This is a unguided blank travel journal. We just give you the lined pages so you can write down whatever you want. Use as many or as little pages as you want per trip. Buy a travel journal for each destination you go to. If you love it you know you will go back. It is a good idea to write down the following in your journal before each trip starts: Emergency Contacts Personal Info Things To Do Before You Go Packing List Flight and Hotel Info Itinerary Local Languages Phrases We made it in a nice compact 5" x 8" size so it fits nicely in a backpack or small pocket after a world traveler gave us feedback that 6" x 9" was just a bit big for the compact backpacks. This good looking travel journal is sure to capture the adventures you have in all your travels. It makes the perfect travel companion. Makes the perfect gift for friend or family member who loves to travel the world.


Author : Kristin Hannah
Publisher : Center Point
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 500
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781628995015
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"In World War II France, two sisters face frightening situations and respond in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--


Author : Selina Bunbury
Publisher :
Release : 1847
Page :
Category : Pyrenees
ISBN 13 :
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