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‘Readers are asked to bear in mind that this edition is produced under circumstances of considerable difficulty. The War is over, but time must inevitably elapse before Paris is herself again, and prepared fully to display her treasures to her many admirers. Rather than give no indication at all of the contents of the galleries and public buildings, it has been thought better to retain descriptions that were apposite before the War. But as the process of reinstatement proceeds, it will certainly be found that modifications of former arrangements are necessary, and statements on such matters, and particulars as to days and hours of admission, must therefore be regarded as approximate only and “liable to alteration”.’

‘Generally, indeed, this book must be accepted as a Guide to Paris that was and that hopes to be, rather than to the city that is.’

Guide to Paris and its Environs
Ward, Lock & Co., Limited