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The present HAND Book is offered to the public as one of a series of cheap and portable Guides, for the use of travellers at home and abroad-adapted to the requirements of the day, and to the great alterations produced by the extension of the railway system. In writing this work, we have endeavoured to steer midway between tedious descriptions and a meagre list of names; choosing such a plain business-like style and selection of matter as may recommend it to the tastes of the majority of travellers, whose object is to see as much as possible with the least expenditure of time and money.

The plan pursued is as follows: Paris, as usual, is the great centre from which all the routes spread; but, looking on the high roads as obsolete for our purpose, the country is taken as it is now parcelled out into six great Sections, among the different Railway Companies. We first follow the trunk lines of each, and then their branches, in succession, as far as they go; describing everything worth notice upon them or in their vicinity, from the nearest station. Next, the roads which traverse a district remote from the new lines of communication, are described from some convenient starting point; and thus every locality of the slightest interest, however distant from a railway, is brought into connection with it and made accessible to the Traveller.

Besides the authorities referred to in the text, we have been under great obligations for many useful details in the compilation and revision of this Hand Book, to A. Hugo's interesting work, entitled France Pittoresque, and to Hachette's series of French Itinéraires. edited by A. Joanne, and others.

It is scarcely necessary to add that the production of a good Guide is a work of time, and the result of much patient thought, and gradual digestion of matter. Those, therefore, into whose hands this little book may fall, are earnestly invited to lend their assistance towards perfecting it, by transmitting such corrections or additional information as may be derived from personal experience or good authority. Notices of alterations in conveyances, hotels, and other heads, will be received with thanks.

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OPPOSITE THE SOUTH EASTERN, LONDON, BRIGHTON, & SOUTH COAST,

CRYSTAL PALACE, AND NORTH AND MID KENT RAILWAYS. Coffee Room for Gentlemen in which the Dining is unsurpassod. SPECIAL COFFEE ROOM FOR LADIES AND FAMILIES.

French and German spoken. 9 Night Porters. En face de la Station des Chemins de fer pour Douvres et Brighton. Pour Famiies et Gentilhommes. Salon pour Damés. On parle Française. Concierge de Nuit.

Gegenüber dem Bahnhofe der Dover und Brighton Eisenbahn. Für Familien und Herrschaften Salon für Damen. Man spricht Deutsch. Nacht ortier.

This Hotel las great facilities for large or small Parties, Meetings, Charitable Institutions, Wedding Breakfasts, Public Dinners, Balls, Soirees, &c.

The Ass -mbly Room is capable of seating upwards of six hundred persons, · The situation is most convenient for Merchants in the Provision, Hop, Malt, Corn, Seed, Paper and Leather Commerce. For parties arriving from or departing to the Continent, the Hotel is allowed io be, in real domestic comfort, one of the best in the Metropolis, possessing the advantage of a moderate scale of charges, which, with its excellent cuisine, and the care and attention shown to guests, justifies the preference accorded to its Tariffs on application. Lo-166.]

Mr. JOSEPH E. SPENCER.

ILLUSTRATED TRAVELLERS HAND-BOOK

TO FRANCE,

ADAPTED TO ALL THE RAILWAY ROUTES,

WITE

A SHORT ITINERARY (F CORSICA

AND
GUIDE TO PARIS.

WITH MAPS, TOWN PLANS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

"When thou haply seest
Somo rare note-worthy object in thy travels,
Make me partaker of thy happiness."-Shakspears

LONDON:
W. J. ADAMS (BRADSHAW'S GUIDE OFFICE), 59, FLEET STREET (E.C.);
MANCHESTER :-BRADSHAW AND BLACKLOCK, ALBERT SQUARE ;

LIVERPOOL :-T. FAIRBROTHER, 13, CANXING PLACE;

SOUTHAMPTON:--W. SHERLAND, HIGH STREET ;
BIRMINGHAM-JAMES GUEST, 52, BULL STREET SHEFFIELD:- ROBERT CHADDERTON, 21, Bow STREET
EDINBURGH:-JOHN MENZIES, 12, HANOVER STRERT: GLASGOW:-JAMES REID, 144, ARGYLE STREET;

DUBLIN :--CARSON BROTHERS, 51, GRAFTON STREET (CORNER OF STEPHEN'S GREEN);

LISBON :-MATHEUS LEWTAS, BOOKBELLER, 26, RUA NOVA DO GARMO;
PARIS: MARTINET & Co., 12, BOULEVARD DES CAPUCINES: A. W. GALIGNANI & Co., 224, RUB DE RIVOLI ; .

L. NICOUD BELLENGER, 212, RUE DE RIVOLT;
F. CLAVEY, 28, BOULEVARD BONNE NotVELLE 1 Cabinet de Lecture), POUR LES AXXONCES D3 PARIS ;
BRUSSELS :-MR. FLATTAV, BOOKSELLER, MONTAGNE DE LA COUR;

MALTA :--MR. Muir, 220, SIT.ADA REALE;
ALEXANDRIA.-DAVID ROBERTSON & CO., 10, GRAND SQUARE;
UNITED STATES :-W. N. HARRISON & SON, 26, SECOND STREET, EXCHANGE BUILDINOS, BALTIMORE.
And Bold by all Booksellers, and at all Railway Statious throughout Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent

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The present HAND BOOK is offered to the public as one of a series of cheap and portable Guides, for the use of travellers at home and abroad--adapted to the requirements of the day, and to the great alterations produced by the extension of the railway system. In writing this work, we have endeavoured to steer midway between tedious descriptions and a meagre list of names; choosing such a plain business-like style and selection of matter as may recommend it to the tastes of the majority of travellers, whose object is to see as much as possible with the least expenditure of time and money.

The plan pursued is as follows: Paris, as asual, is the great centre from which all the routes spread; but, looking on the high roads as obsolete for our purpose, the country is taken as it is now parcelled out into six great Sections, among the different Railway Companies. We first follow the trunk lines of each, and then their branches, in succession, as far as they go; describing everything worth notice upon them or in their vicinity, from the nearest station. Next, the roads which traverse a district remote from the new lines of communication, are described from some convenient starting point; and thus every locality of the slightest interest, however distant from a railway, is brought into connection with it and made accessible to the Traveller.

Besides the authorities referred to in the text, we have been under great obligations for many useful details in the compilation and revision of this HAND BOOK, to A. Hugo's interesting work, entitled France Pittoresque, and to Hachette's series of French Itinéraires, edited by A. Joanne, and others.

It is scarcely necessary to add that the production of a good Guide is a' work of time, and the result of much patient thought, and gradual digestion of matter. Those, therefore, into whose hands this little book may fall, are earnestly invited to lend their assistance towards perfecting it, by transmitting such corrections or additional information as may be derived from personal experience or good authority. Notices of alterations in conveyances, hotels, and other heads, will be received with thanks.

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