A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792

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Author: Richard Twiss
Published: 1792
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,114 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 201
Added to site: 2007.01.08
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Genre: Travel
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ew Paris Guides; but views of none of them have as yet been engraven.[4]

[Note 4: The Rotunda D'Orleans, in this wall, at the back of the gardens of the ci-devant Duke of that name is worthy of observation.]

A bridge of white stone was just finished and opened for the passage of carriages; it was begun in 1787, it is of five arches, the centre arch is ninety-six feet wide, the two collateral ones eighty-seven feet each, and other two seventy-eight, each of these arches forms part of a circle, whose centre is considerably under the level of the water; it is thrown over the river from the Place de Louis XV. to the Palais Bourbon.

The Champ de la Federation, formerly Champ de Mars, is a field which served for the exercises of the pupils of the Royal Military School; it is a regular parallelogram of nine hundred yards long, and three hundred yards broad, exclusive of the ditches by which it is bounded, and of the quadruple rows of

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