Find daytrips from Paris where you can

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discover half-hidden châteaux and artists’ country houses…

…go walking, boating and dancing by the river

explore old towns and country footpaths

eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor and prices to match…

without running into hordes of other visitors – yet still be an hour (or less) from Paris.





An Hour From Paris is a pocket-sized guide to 20 lesser-known rewarding daytrips within an hour of Paris by train. It includes helpful practical tips and the essential historical context for each visit, as well as specially-drawn local maps and original photos.

Bill Bryson

 “Ground-breaking work”
Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times

“A kind of Ile de France profonde”
John Lichfield, Independent

“The most exciting travel guide I’ve read in years”
Jesse Kornbluth, Huffington Post

 “A classic”
Galignani’s bookshop, Paris

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