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DIFFERENT ROUTES FROM LONDON TO PARIS.
By Calais per A pleasant day's sail down the Thames steam-boat 292
across the Channel. Hotels at Calais ; The • Royal,' (an English house ;) Des
sein's (French) Hotel Bourbon, &c. Boulogne by do. Hotels at Boulogne : D’Orleans, (English)
d'Angleterre ; du Nord, &c. do. by Dover 257 Pass through Canterbury ; see the Cathe
dral; Becket's shrine, &c.
into the Cathedral.] Dieppe by
Go the lower road by the Seine to Paris. Brighton 251
Rouen Cathedral, St, Ouen. Havre by
Fine harbor at Hayre: Hotel d'Angleterre Brighton 301
Steam-boat to Rouen and Paris. Havre by
Stop at Southampton ; Netley Abbey Southampton 315
Portsmouth ; Isle of Wight.
· PARIS TO SWITZERLAND AND ITALY.
(See Reichard's Itinerary of France, Galignani's or Planlas's Paris. Galig nani's Book and Reading Rooms, are No. 18 Rue Vivienne, where the American and other papers, list of strangers, &c., may be seen, and other information obtained.) Hotels : Meurice's, in the Rue Rivoli is the most fashionable and expensive ; •Ho. tel de Lille et D'Albion,' opposite the Pa. lais Royal, a good house frequented by the English ; Hotel du Portugal, Rue du Mail; · Bellevue ;' Brighton ;' Congrès ;' Rue Rivoli.* Presuming Paris to have been already visited, you will remember seasonably to get your passport visé by the different Ambas. sadors of the countries through which you intend to pass, viz. the Imperial and Sardinian Ambassadors, the Minister of the Swiss Cantons, the Pope's Nuncio, and the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and Police. This will probably occupy three days, which time can be agreeably divided between the Cabinet de Lecture the Gallery of the Louvre, and the ex-Mu. sée Charles X., the Bibliothèque Royale, Conservatoire des Arts et des Métiers, Jardin des Plantes and Museum, the Tuileries garden lounge, and the Theatres. If any lenyth of time be devoted to Paris it will be advisable to remove from the
logne Chambre des
+ For the peculiar merits of inese and other hotels, see the Paris Guide Books. Meurice's is doubtless the best for those who do not speak French.
Opéra Francais Miles. hotel to some appartemens meublés, which Théatre Fran
may be had for forty francs a month. Alcais Variétés, &c.,
though there is, in fact, no half price at the &c.
Theatres, you can always buy return-checks Concerts Musard
at the doors for various prices; so you can Hotel de Ville
also sell your own if you do not wish to Val de Grace Les Invalides
stay out the whole entertainments. Do Les Gobelins
not drink much iced water lest *****. Go Sèvres Porce
to St. Cloud and Versailles in a coucoulain
you will see life and save expense. They St. Cloud Versailles
always ply on the Quai by the Pont Louis Les Trianons XV. But, gentle reader, as Paris is only
a link in the chain, let us on.* By
A place of renown, worth exploring-old DIJON
Burgundian Capital. BESANCON.
An ancient fortified town, finely situated. Environs picturesque. It contains Roman antiquities. A Diligence runs from Paris to this place whence it will convey you to
Lausanne, Neufchâtel, or Geneva. SWITZER
(See Ebel's Switzerland and Atlas.) LAND. BALE
40 An excellent city, finely situated on the
Rhine, over which is a bridge 280 feet BASEL Cathedral
long. The Cathedral and Town Hall are Town Hall
worthy of notice. The Trois Rois is an excellent Hotel, but generally very full. From this place you cannot continue posting, but must hire horses as after men
40 Situated in a valley, possesses fine warm
baths, which are considered very bracing,
+ In proceeding to Switzerland and Italy, you may take the route named below, or that by way of Lyons or Geneva, See Memoranda,') or (the quickest and cheapest) by Lyons and Marseilles, and thence by steamboat to Genoa and Naples, returning by the Simplon through Switzerland.
Tour in Switzerland.
Miles. particularly for females, and are much fre
quented on that account. ZURICH
The Bridge, Lake, and Walks will engage
your attention. L'Epée is a delightful Lake of Zurich Hotel close to the Lake, along the banks of Hotel de Ville
which are some beautiful rides and walks. Arsenal
There is always a great conflux of company
here in the season, and this Inn is the Public Granary
great resort, but it is certainly not cheap
At this place, as well as at all the princiThe churches pal towns in the country, you can hire a
good sociable, which closes when necesThe Orphan
sary, and will carry four persons and a House
servant on the box, for which you pay
about eighteen francs a day, and three for The Library
the driver. T'his will travel at the rate of
thirty-five miles per day and more but you Caroline College must pay the same for his return, so that it
will be advisable to trace your route so as to enable you to discharge him not far from his home. They generally start early in the morning, and rest three hours in the middle of the day, thus making two long
stages. RAPPERSWYL 18 A delightful place, with an excellent Inn
close to the Lake and Bridge. The drive to this place along the Zürich See is truly picturesque, the Lake being studded with towns and villages. This would be a fit
place for a repose of a few days. WESEN 20 Another delightful place, where there is a by
comfortable and reasonable Inn at the end GLARUS
of the Lake of Wallenstadt. This excur
LINTHAL and return to WESEN.
COIRE or CHUR
Via Mala by
Miles. sion may be omitted if pressed for time : 40
but it may be made in one day, starting early. It is a fine drive through mountain scenery of great beauty. There is a curious bridge over the Linth. Glarus is a large manufacturing town on the Linth, and a place of pilgrimage. From Wesen you may continue your route up the lake to Wallenstadt. There is no carriage road, but there is a Passage Boat Daily which takes you for 2 fr. Thence you may continue your journey to the Baths and Monasteries of Pfeffers, which would detain you six hours ; afterwards to Coire, in German Chur, half a league froin the Rhine ; thence by the Via Mala, across the new road, over the Splugen to Como. You may post from Coire. The road is excel. lent, through mountain-passes of the utmost sublimity, meriting its Italian cognomen of Via Mala, from the circumventing hor
This is the nearest way into Italy through Switzerland ; but in pursuing the Route here given for exploring more of Switzerland, you must proceed from We
sen to Zug. 40 A curious old town at the head of the Lake.
Here you take a boat to the end of the Zuger See, as the Lake is called ; and on landing you can hire horses to ascend the Righi Kulm, (see Keller's Panorama,) where you obtain a magnificent view of the greater part of Switzerland; descending on the