In 'Paris to the Past,' Ina Caro takes us on 25 one-day train trips from Paris back 700 years in French history.
From the Los Angeles Times review:
"Ina Caro argues that visiting historical sights chronologically gives the traveler an unmatched feeling for the development of French culture. Riffing on Victor Hugo's idea that Gothic cathedrals were the equivalent of the great books of the Middle Ages, Caro discusses how the carvings and stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral provided a way for people of all classes to understand both Bible stories and contemporary events. She reflects, 'Once you look at the cathedral as a book written in stone, it becomes obvious how very important it was that the best minds of the day were expressing their thoughts in the stone at Chartres.'"
Caro joins The Daily Circuit Monday to discuss her book and her trips throughout France.