The Grand Tour
The main purpose of this chapter is to consider the impact of the Grand Tour on those members of the British and Irish elite who travelled on the Continent. Did the Tour and tourism more generally make travellers more British, or more conscious of their place within Europe? The evidence presented suggests that it did both; assertions of British pride were not necessarily incompatible with learning French and Italian, enjoying local food and wine, appreciating the music and theatre encountered on the Continent, admiring the art, antiquities, and architecture, and mixing with local elites. National sentiments seem to have lived happily alongside a sense of belonging to a truly European high culture.
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