This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...M. a Lazaretto, in ruins; then another gorge, followed by a small basin and (28'/2 M.) the Auberge du Peillou, beyond which is (30 M.) a deserted Foundry. The road then separates from a path that continues to the right up the valley, at the end of which, on the left, the Pic d'Aspe (8880 ft.) is conspicuous. We pass two inns. The projected railway will cross the frontier by means of a tunnel, at the height of 3900 ft. 33 M. L« Somport or Port d' Urdos (5380 ft.), on the frontier, the Summus Portus of the Romans, through which passed the road from Caesarea Augusta (Saragossa) to Iluro (Oloron). A part of the army of Abd-er-Rahman, defeated by Charles Martel in 732, invaded France by this route. The view from the col is limited and the surroundings are bare and gloomy. From Le Somport To Garas, 4 hrs., by a path which passes to the S. of the Pic d'Arnousse (7020 ft.) and over the (li£ hr.) Col des Moines (7230 ft ), beyond which we descend, in view of the majestic Pic du Midi, and join the path from the Col de Bious (see above). The road now descends in zigzags on the Spanish side, passing first the ruins of the hospital of Santa Cristina, and then an inn.--40 M. Chapelle St. Antoine; 43 M. Portalec; 44'/2 M. Spalung. 46 M. Canfranc (3410ft.; Posada-Fonda Isuel), a small place on the right bank of the Aragon, above which rises an ancient castle.--Farther on are two highly picturesque gorges, between which, on the left, rises the Pena-Collarada (9460 ft.; ascended in 5 hrs.), the summit of which affords an extensive view.--48V2M. Villanua; 52 M. Castiello. 57 M. Jaca (Hotel Mur-y-Bueno), a walled town, with 3800 inhabitants. The interesting Cathedral dates from the 14-15th cent.; the Citadel (fine view from the top) from the 16th.--A railway runs hen...
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