An Englishman Traveling in France in 1822 | Geri Walton

It was common for the English to travel to France. One nineteenth century English traveler kept detailed notes about his 1822 trip and experiences as he traveled from Calais to Paris, France. He also noted the reason for his trip was “to give a true picture of France and Frenchmen: if my countrymen and fair countrywomen will believe the report of a plain but close observer, they may derive a useful warning against the follies and vices of a nation which they have, perhaps, been taught to envy, and learn to appreciate the…

Source: An Englishman Traveling in France in 1822 | Geri Walton

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One thought on “An Englishman Traveling in France in 1822 | Geri Walton

  1. I read with interest how detailed his accounts were, and how he presumed to have been overcharged, as a foreigner. I have to say that the prices do seem very steep for 1822, so conclude that he was correct in his presumption.
    I didn’t like the story of the badly-beaten horse, which I found distressing. These harmless animals have suffered such cruelties at the hands of man.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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