An Hour from Paris by Annabel SimmsAn Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms

An Hour from Paris

byAnnabel Simms

Paperback | May 28, 2008

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Written with an eye for the unusual and containing invaluable practical details and maps, this idiosyncratic guide describes 20 destinations in the Ile de France, the fascinating yet little-known countryside around Paris. Better-known destinations include the châteaux of Chantilly and Rambouillet and Maurice Ravel's house in Montfort-l'Amaury, but the reader will also discover the Roman town of Senlis, the river-ports of Conflans-Ste Honorine and St Mammès, the Gothic church and medieval moats at Crécy-la-Chapelle, the old border-town and water-mills of Moret-sur-Loing which inspired the Impressionist painters, and the delightfully provincial atmosphere of Luzarches. Readers who are interested in discovering half-hidden châteaux and writers' country houses; walking, boating or dancing by the river; exploring old towns and country footpaths; and eating in family-run restaurants with 1950s décor and prices to match will find much here to treasure.

Revised in 2010.
Annabel Simms was born in England, and now lives and works in Paris.
Title:An Hour from ParisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 28, 2008Publisher:Pallas Athene (UK)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1873429495

ISBN - 13:9781873429495

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