Many guides claim to be for and by insiders, but this one truly is. Annabel Simms—living in Paris since 1991—delights in exploring the Paris countryside by train and sharing ideas with her friends for discovering little-known travel gems. Her previous book “An Hour from Paris” is a popular go-to classic enjoyed by a generation of expats and seasoned Paris visitors.
Now, Siimms’ new book “Half An Hour From Paris” sharpens the focus to day trips even closer to the French capital. Following the format of “An Hour from Paris,” and written with the same delight in off the beaten track treasures of the Ile de France, Simms presents 10 new destinations easy to reach from central Paris, each with a carefully planned walk, ample meanderings through the cultural, historical and social milieu, comprehensive practical information and clear, detailed maps. It includes the essential historical context for each visit, specially-drawn local maps, original photos, helpful practical tips and a unique guide to using the excellent local train network.
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