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A quelle heure voulez-vous diner!

At what time do you wish to dine? On a servi.

Dinner is on the table.
Voulez-vous un peu de soupe ?

Will you take soup ?
De potage ?
Non, je vous remercie, je commencerai par du

No, I thank you, I will take some fish,
poisson.
Permittez que je vous presente du boeuf.

Allow me to offer you some beef. De quel vin voulez-vous ?

What wine will you take ? Garcon, donnez-nous une bouteille de vin de

Waiter, bring us a bottle of Burgundy. Bourgogue.

mama

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Voudriez-vous me donner de la monnaie de France Will you be so good as to give me French money for pour ces souverains ?

these sovereigns: Banquier.

A banker, Négociant.

A merchant. Où est le bureau de poste ?

Where is the post office ? Je voudrais acheter un chapeau.

I want to buy a hat. Je voudrais acheter des souliers.

I want to buy a pair of shocs. Je voudrais acheter une robe.

I want to buy a dress (lady's). Voulez-vous me raser ?

Will you shave me? Voulez-vous me couper les cheveux ? (chevaux means?

Will you cut my hair? horses).

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GUIDE TO FRANCE.

SECTION I.

ROUTES TO AND FROM PARIS.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHEMIN DE FER DU NORD, or Northern Railway of

France, SUPPLYING CALAIS, BOULOGNE, DUNKIRK, LILLE (GHENT), ARRAS, AMIENS, ABBEVILLE, ST. QUENTIN, VALENCIENNES (BRUSSELS, COLOGNE), LAON, RHEIMS, BEAUVAIS, &c., IN THE OLD PROVINCES OF PICARDY, ARTOIS, FLANDERS.

ROUTE 1.

| many, may be plombe (sealed), to save examination

till the end of the journey. Luggage, direct to Paris, Calais to St. Omer, Lille, Arras, Amiens, is not examined till its arrival there. If it be more Creil, and Paris.

tban will go under the seat (about 60lbs, are allowed)

it must be booked, or enregistré, and ticketed, two Opened throughout in 1849. Distance, 203 miles.

sous being charged. At the journey's end hand your Five trains daily, three of which are express, and

ticket to the commissionnaire of your hotel, who will two are through from London; 71 to 12 hours. (See

clear it for you without trouble for the usual fee. Bradshaw's Continental Handbook.)

On embarking here, for London, a permis must be

asked for. Luggage direct to London by rail is not CALAIS,

examined at Dover or Folkestone, but at the Charing 213 miles from Dover,

Cross Station. HOTELS.-Hotel Dessin, first-class good hotel. | English Consul, Capt. B. W. Hotham. There are

Paris Hotel, kept by A. Louis; the nearest hotel algo consuls for Belgium, Holland, &c. to the steam-packets and the railway station.

English Chapel in Rue des Prêtres. Hotel Meurice, Rue de Guise, open for night trains Banker, M. Guilbert, Grande Place. and boats; moderate charges.

There are several reading rooms and collections The Buffet Hotel, at the railway station; con- of natural history, antiquities, &c. High water at veniently situated; sleeping, refreshments, and ac moon's full and change, 11h. 45m, commodation at moderate charges. Louis Duvivier, RUE CHIEF OBJECTS OF NOTICE.—The Citadel and the Buffet Hotel commissioner, who speaks English, ramparts-Calais Gate-Hôtel de Ville-Museum is very civil and obliging.

Hôtel de Guise. De Flandre; Du Sauvage; De Londres; Quillacy; Pop., 22,500. This well-known half English port Marine, &c.

and fortified town of the first class is in a flat corn The Railway Station, douane, and passport Office and flax country on the Pas-de-Calais (which Eng. are on the pier; passports are visé without delay, or lishmen call the Straits of Dover), about two hours' may be procured of the consul for 4s, 6d.

steam passage from Dover, to which it is joined Paris time, 97 minutes earlier than London, is kept by the electric telegraph. It appears to have been along the line. Passengers landing here, direct to founded by the Counts of Flanders in the 11th cent.; Marseilles, Brussels, &c., should say so; and luggage, and was chosen as his place of embarkation by if merely going across France to Belgium and Ger- | Louis the Dauphin, when the malcontents, under

King John, offered him the crown of England. Sub- outside the Boulogne gate marks the place where the Bequently to the battle of Crécy, in 1346, it was taken / unfortunate Lady Hamilton was buried. after 11 months' siege (Eustace St. Pierre leading

La Place, the astronomer, and Mollier, the traveller, the defenders), by the English, who kept it till the

glish, wno kept it till the were natives. They show Sterne's room at Dessin's Duke of Guise recaptured it in Mary's time, 1558, to hotel. the profound mortification of the Queen and the

| A canal is cut to the river Aa, which goes to St. nation. “If you open my body after my death,"

Omer, past the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The fishershe said, "you will find Calais written on my heart."

men live in the suburbs of Courgaine. Calais forms a long square, surrounded by ramparts

Trade in lace, fish, eggs, spirits, salt, and steam(which have a view of the English coast) and ditches, and defended by several forts, as Forts Rouge and

engines for pressing linseed oil. Vert (red and green), on the piers; another, on the

Conveyances, by rail, to Lille, Paris, Brussels, anay: Fort Nieulay, on the south-west: and Cardinal Cologne, &c. (See Bradshaw's Continental Guide); Richelieu's strong Citadel, to the west, commanding by coach to Gravelines, Dunkirk, and Boulogne (see the whole. The shallow Harbour is the mouth of Route 2). By steamer to Dover, 2 hours, or (with the river de Hames, enclosed between piers, one of | rail) 6 hours to London; to London direct, 10 hours. which is three-quarters of a mile long, with a pillar

The electric telegraph is laid down to Boulogne, as on the spot where Louis XVIII. set his foot in 1814.

well as along the rail to Paris. The inscription itself, which was meant "pour en [From Calais, on the road to Dunkerque, or Dunperpetuer le souvenir" of this event, is now hid away kirk, you pass under a staircase in the museum. The harbour was GRAVELINES (22 kil.), on a flat, dreary coast, a port deepened in 1842, but passengers sometimes land in of 5,200 souls, at the Aa's mouth, where Henry boats still. A Gate, built by Richelieu in 1685, called VIII. embarked in 1520. It has an arsenal, and the Porte du Havre, which figures in Hogarth's pic a monument by Girardon, in the church. Flax, ture of the "Roast Beef of England," leads from the hemp, corn, colza, &c., are abundant in this pier.

country of dykes and willows. The streets are narrow, the houses chiefly of bric

Hotel.-Lesur. and common-looking. In the Grand Place, or Place At 20 kil, further is Dunkirk (see Route 3).) du Beffroi, are the Light-house or old look-out tower,

From Calais, the first station is the suburban vil. and the Hotel de Ville, with busts of St. Pierre, the Duc de Guise, and Richelieu, in front; inside, is the library

lage of of 6,000 volumes. The Duc de Guise thus celebrated

St. Pierre (1} miles), the birth place of the as the "deliverer" of Calais, is here confounded with famous Eustache St. Pierre, the defender of Calais in liis son, surnamed le Balafré, The Church, built by

the siege of 1347 (above-mentioned) against Edward the English, is a cross-shaped, Gothic structure, with

III., who was so incensed by the long resistance he a good spire-tower, and pinnacles, and contains 11 cha

experienced here, that he was about to put him and pels, a fine marble altar, and a painting by Vandyke.

five other leaders to death, when they were saved by St. Pierre is in Basse Ville, or Lower Town, in the

the intercession of Queen Philippa--the subject of a south-east, where many hands (Erglish and others)

well-known picture. are employed in the tulle and lace factories.

Ardres (67 miles), a small fortified town, near the At the Museum (open three days a week, from 10 Field of the Cloth of Gold, where Henry VIII, and to 5), is the car of Blanchard, the æronaut, who, with

Francis I. met, 1520 ; so called from the splendid Dr. Jeffries, safely crossed the channel in 1785; also equipages a

equipages displayed, of which there is a curious picture several portraits, autographs, and pictures, including champion Couru

at Hampton Court. All this part is now covered Correggio's "Vierge au Bandeau,” given to the town with willows and flax fields, in the centre of which by the Princess of Canino (Lucien Bonaparte's wife), is the village of Les Saules (pop. 900), which grows as who was born here in 1788. In Cour de Guise is the

much as £80,000 worth of flax yearly. The écouchers, old Hótel, which belonged to the merchants of the lor scutchers, prepare steeped flax for the spinners, wool staple, and where Henry VIII. lodged. There

working in little clay-built huts, or boutiques. Coach are a large barrack, a salle de spectacle, or theatre,

to Guines (once a fortress), with 4,700 souls, and a a navigation school, &c., and good Batis to woich trade in cattle and poultry. The Rev. G. Husband is reading, dancing, and other rooms are attached : sub-En

ther rooms are attached . sub ) English chaplain at Guines. scriptions, 10 fr. a month; a single bath, 1 fr. Astone Audruicq (54 miles). Coach to Boubourg.

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