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An Hour from Paris
An Hour from Paris

An Hour from Paris

20 Secret Day Trips by Train


272 Pages, 4.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781843681311

Rights: US & CA

Pallas Athene (Oct 2017)


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An enlarged and revised edition of a guide to 20 rewarding daytrips from Paris within an hour by train, many of them unknown to most Parisians, let alone tourists

Discover half-hidden châteaux and artists' country houses; walk, boat or dance by the river; explore old towns and country footpaths; and 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 humor 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.


"Fantastic." —Bill Bryson

"The most exciting travel guide I've read in years." —Huffington Post

Author Biography

Annabel Simms was born in England, of Hungarian parentage. In 1991 she came to Paris on a year's sabbatical from her job as a college lecturer in London, and never left. She now works as a freelance journalist, editor and English teacher.