Travels in Switzerland by Alexandre Dumas

This book contains Alexandre Dumas 1843 travel account, “Travels in Switzerland”.

“Travels in Switzerland” is an enjoyable and interesting chronicle of Dumas’s experiences travelling around Switzerland in the mid nineteenth century, and will appeal to lovers of travel writing and collectors of Dumas’s marvellous work. It was in 1832 that Dumas first journeyed abroad, to Switzerland – and from this point on, he fell in love with this captivating country. It was also on this trip, that Dumas first met François-René de Chateaubriand; the legendary French writer, diplomat, and politician.

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a famous French writer. He is best remembered for his exciting romantic sagas, including “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Despite making a great deal of money from his writing, Dumas was almost perpetually penniless thanks to his extravagant lifestyle. His novels have since been translated into nearly a hundred different languages, and have inspired over two hundred motion pictures.

Many vintage texts such as “Travels in Switzerland” are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.


Here, at Alexandre Dumas Works, you can find the best of this of this scintillating author’s historical novels, essays, plays, and travel books.

We also have a biography of Alexandre Dumas, recounting a personal life almost as tumultuous as the fiction he penned, as well as a constantly updated selection of his quotes, anecdotes, and wisdom.

Through republishing works such as ‘Travels in Switzerland’, it is hoped that the writing of this most widely read of French authors, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.