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Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808   By: (1776-1825)

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TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE,

AND

IN THE INTERIOR OF THE PROVINCES

OF

PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC, IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808,

BY A ROUTE NEVER BEFORE PERFORMED, BEING ALONG THE BANKS OF

THE LOIRE, THE ISERE, AND THE GARONNE,

THROUGH THE GREATER PART OF THEIR COURSE.

MADE BY PERMISSION OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.

BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL PINKNEY, OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE RANGERS.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR T. PURDAY AND SON, NO. 1, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS: BY B. McMILLAN, BOW STREET, COVENT GARDEN. 1809.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. I.

Anxiety to see France Departure from Baltimore Singular Adventures of the Captain Character Employment during the Voyage Arrival at Liverpool Stay Departure for Calais

CHAP. II.

Morning View of Port Arrival and landing A Day at Calais French Market, and Prices of Provisions

CHAP. III.

Purchase of a Norman Horse Visit in the Country Family of a French Gentleman Elegance of French domestic Economy Dance on the Green Return to Calais

CHAP. IV.

French Cottages Ludicrous Exhibition French Travellers Chaise de Poste Posting in France Departure from Calais Beautiful Vicinity of Boulogne

CHAP. V.

Boulogne Dress of the Inhabitants The Pier Theatre Caution in the Exchange of Money Beautiful Landscape, and Conversation with a French Veteran Character of Mr. Parker's Hotel Departure, and romantic Road Fête Champetre in a Village on a Hill at Montreuil Ruined Church and Convent ,

CHAP. VI.

Departure from Montreuil French Conscripts Extreme Youth Excellent Roads Country Labourers Court for the Claims of Emigrants Abbeville Companion on the Road Amiens ,

CHAP. VII.

General Character of the Town Public Walk Gardens Half yearly Fair Gaining Houses Table d'Hôtes English at Amiens Expence of Living ,

CHAP. VIII.

French and English Roads compared Gaiety of French Labourers Breteuil Apple trees in the midst of Corn fields Beautiful Scenery Cheap Price of Land in France Clermont Bad Management of the French Farmers Chantilly Arrival at Paris ,

CHAP. IX.

A Week in Paris Objects and Occurrences National Library A French Rout Fashionable French Supper Conceits Presentation at Court Audience ,

CHAP. X.

Departure from Paris for the Loire Breakfast at Palaiseau A Peasant's Wife Rambouillet Magnificent Chateau French Curé Chartres Difference of Old French and English Towns Subterraneous Church Curious Preservation of the Dead Angers Arrival at Nantes ,

CHAP. XI.

Nantes Beautiful Situation Analogy of Architecture with the Character of its Age Singular Vow of Francis the Second Departure from Nantes Country between Nantes and Angers Angers ,

CHAP. XII.

Angers Situation Antiquity and Face of the Town Grand Cathedral Markets Prices of Provisions Public Walks Manners and Diversions of the Inhabitants Departure from Angers Country between Angers and Saumur Saumur ,

CHAP. XIII.

Tours Situation and general Appearance of it Origin of the Name of Huguenots Cathedral Church of St. Martin The Quay Markets Public Walk Classes of Inhabitants Environs Expences of Living Departure from Tours Country between Tours and Amboise ,

CHAP. XIV.

Lovely Country between Amboise and Blois Ecures Beautiful Village French Harvesters Chousi Village Inn Blois Situation Church Market Price of Provisions ,

CHAP. XV.

Houses in Chalk Hills Magnificent Castle at Chambord Return from Chambord by Moon light St. Laurence on the Waters ,

CHAP. XVI.

Comparative Estimate of French and English Country Inns Tremendous Hail Storm Country Masquerade La Charité Beauty and Luxuriance of its Environs Nevers Fille de Chambre Lovely Country between Nevers and Moulins Treading Corn Moulins Price of Provisions

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