At that place Sarmiento had founded the colony of Philippeville in 1581.
And one hears as much Italian as he does French in the streets of Philippeville.
We therefore made choice of this route, and on a bright morning early in April started from Algiers for Philippeville.
His station, Philippeville, is close to the shores of the Mediterranean, and sea breezes persisted during the day.
Philippeville is interesting only because of its site, which lies on the beautiful Gulf of Stora, an ancient port of the Romans.
Philippeville, nursed among these glowing African hills, has the look of some bad melodramatic joke.
If we leave Philippeville in the evening, we find ourselves next morning in the handsome roadstead of Bona.
By chance M. de Bassano and I took the road to Philippeville.