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Through central France to the Pyrenees

Speed, Maude Mrs.

Through central France to the Pyrenees

by Speed, Maude Mrs.

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Published by Longmans, Green and co. in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • France -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Colored plates accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.

      Statementby Maude Speed, illustrated with sketches by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDC28 .S7
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 245, [1] p.
      Number of Pages245
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6665265M
      LC Control Number24012767
      OCLC/WorldCa3797066

        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 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths—a 1,year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the G/5(). Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

      The Hautes-Pyrenees region of France have worked with Huesca area of Spain to create a series of five new 3, 4 or 7 day Road Trip itineraries taking in some of the most iconic landmarks in the Pyrenees crossing the French and Spanish borders. “With these itineraries taking you from France into Spain and back, the Road Trip Pyrenees hopes to evoke the spirit of adventure that other famous.   Travel through the Pyrenees is a feast for the eyes and a treat to the senses. I mean that in every way. The food, the drink the company and most importantly the scenery will give you sheer pleasure every day. A Journey Through The Pyrenees in Photos. Days were jam-packed from morning until the night where we rode horses and donkeys, Segways.

      All books set in Pyrenees on the global book map. We found 8 books set in Pyrenees and 13 others set nearby A motor-flight through France by Edith Wharton. Recommended by 1. Books set nearby 13 books set in the area. Marvel Spider-Man by Jeff Parker.   Motivated not by God, but by nearly everything else, American author David Downie traveled hundreds of miles on foot across France. He writes about his trek in his new book, Paris to the Pyrenees.


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The Little Yellow Train of the eastern Pyrenees is a magical trip through time and space that has been defying both with daring engineering and. Guidebook to walking the GR10, the Sentier des Pyrénées, a km trek across the French Pyrenees from Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean coast at Banyuls-sur-Mer.

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The Pyrenees mountains separate the countries of France and Spain. Jagged and stunning, these peaks rise to o feet (3, meters) above sea level. The guide covers the High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun on the edge of the Basque country in the west to the Carlit massif and Cerdagne east of Andorra, and is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons; the Central Pyrenees; Enchanted Mountains; and Andorra and the Eastern High Pyrenees.

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