Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries

By Thomas Jefferson, Persephone Weene, James McGrath Morris

Book cover of Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries

Book description

Jefferson's own account of his journey's through the countryside and wine regions of the continent in 1787 and 1788.

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is based on notes made by Thomas Jefferson when he was US ambassador to France. For me, their highlight is his account of a journey south to examine the operation of the Canal du Midi which links Toulouse to the Mediterranean. Jefferson travelled down from Paris in his own carriage and when he reached the mouth of the canal near Agde he saw no reason to abandon it. He hired a barge to take him to Toulouse and loaded his carriage on deck.

During his eight-day journey, he recorded his impressions in notes and letters written while he…

From Colin's list on France through foreign eyes.

Want books like Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries.

Browse books like Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Thomas Jefferson, France, and presidential biography?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Thomas Jefferson, France, and presidential biography.

Thomas Jefferson Explore 51 books about Thomas Jefferson
France Explore 892 books about France
Presidential Biography Explore 19 books about presidential biography