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TRAVELLERS' HAND-BOOK

TO FRANCE,

ADAPTED TO ALL THE RAILWAY ROUTES,

WITU

A SHORT ITIN E RARY OF OORSIOA

AND

GUIDE TO PARIS.

WITH MAPS, TOWN PLANS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS

" When thou hap
Some rare note-worthy object in thy travels
Make me partaker of thy happiness."-Shakspese.

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ADDRESS.

The present revised and improved HAND-BOOK TO FRANCE is adapted to the requirements of the day, and to the great alterations produced by the extension of the railway system. In writing it, we have endeavoured to steer midway between tedious descriptions and a meagre list of names; in order to 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, is the great centre from which all the Routes spread over the country; which is now parcelled out into six Sections, corresponding to the six great Railway Companies. We first follow the trunk lines of each, and then their branches, in succession, as far as they go ; describing every. thing 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 HANDBook, to A. Hugo's interesting work, entitled France Pittoresque, and to Hachette's series of French Itinéraires, edited by A. Joanne, and others. The leading events of the Franco-German War, of 1870-71, wherever they have affected the metropolis or the country at large, will be found duly noted under their respective heads, in the Introduction and in the body of the HAND-Book.

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, to our London or Manchester Office. Notices of alterations in conveyances, hotels, and other heads, will be received with thanks.

NOTICE.

The Editor of the TRAVELLERS' HAND-BOOK TO FRANce is extremely solicitous that travellers and friends who make use of this book should favour the Publishers with corrections of any omission or mistakes that may come under their obserration. Tourists, &e., kind enough so to favour them, will please direct their communications to their London Office, 59, Fleet Street. In all cases the name of the writer, in confidence, as a guarantee of the genuineness of the information, will be required.

To INNKEEPERS AND OTHERS.-The Editor of BRADSHAW'S HAND-BOOK wishes

to intimate, that no person or persons are authorised to procure or receive money

from Hotel Keepers, Artists, or Tradespeople abroad, under pretence of procuring the insertion of favourable notices of their establishments, &c., in the Hand-Books; recommendations in these books are not to be purchased; they are the result of personal experience, or well-founded and disinterested information. Nor will selflaudatory letters from Innkeepers in praise of their own houses be received.

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