Matilda Betham-Edwards was born in 1836. She was a novelist, travel writer and had a great interest in anything French. Betham-Edwards was a prolific poet and wrote several children's books. She was of Huguenot ancestry and considered France her second homeland. It was her mission to create better understanding between France and England. In this delightful travel book the author discusses the Valley of the Marne, Noisiel: the City of Chocolate, Provins and Troyes, French Protestants at Montbeliard, St. Hippolyte, Morteau, and the Swiss Borderland, Besancon and its Environs, Ornans, Courbet's Country, and the Valley of the Loue, Salins, Arbois, and the Wine Country of the Jura, Lons-le-Saunier, Champagnole and Morez, St. Claude: the Bishopric in the Mountains, and Nantua and the Church of Brou.