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An Hour from Paris, by Annabel Simms

An Hour from Paris, by Annabel Simms


Paperback – 196 x 115 mm – 272 pages

Over 60 photographs

This is a guide to 20 lesser-known rewarding daytrips, within an hour of Paris by train.

  • Discover half-hidden châteaux and artists country houses

  • Walk, boat or dance by the river

  • Explore old towns and country footpaths

  • Eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor and prices to match

Based on over 20 years’ experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each visit includes the essential historical context and practical information to help you discover places unknown to many Parisians. Written with humour and a flair for the unusual and authentic, the text is illustrated with original photos and local maps. It includes a unique guide to using the excellent local train network. A small classic: written with passion, perfectionism and amusement, a guide that will make you see a Paris – and a France – you would never have suspected. Each walk is illustrated by a clear, detailed map, and each destination supplemented by comprehensive practical information. Now fully updated and with extra walks.

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