Grand Tour, the


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Grand Tour, the

European tour as necessary part of education for British aristocrats. [Eur. Hist.: Plumb, 414]
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He discusses the Grand Tour, the growth of the seaside, the association of luxury with holidays, the development of the holiday as a time for dangerous adventures, the importance of the Mediterranean and, finally, the attraction of visiting foreign cities.
What we do have overall is nonetheless a new vision of the Grand Tour, the lofty, abstract concept disrupted by endless, rumbustious minutiae and undermined by contradictory opinions and evidence, the legend at bay before life.