As well as my obsession with travel, I also have a passion for history. Imagine my delight when at a boot sale the other day I stumbled across this guidebook to Paris from 1906, published by Thos. Cook & Son, the early incarnation of travel agency Thomas Cook.
Many a smile has been brought to my face while reading its gems about one of my favourite cities of the world, harking back to the the days of travelling to Paris by boat as the only option, when horse drawn ‘omnibuses’ were the main form of transport, and hotels were celebrated for having electric light. I am sure that some of you might be interested in this too, so thought I would share some snapshots of the contents.
I think you would agree – some brilliant insights into both tourism and Paris over a century ago. Let me know your favourite point!