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Trip Report 10 days hardly in Paris: Wandering the Ile de France

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As noted in my last Paris report here (http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/paris-once-again.cfm), we are experienced visitors to the City of Light, and while the city itself is endlessly fascinating, there is also much of interest nearby. So, over time, we have done many of the standard day trips, such as Versailles, Fontainebleau, Chartres, Chantilly, and Giverny. On that last trip, we used Annabel Simms’ “An Hour From Paris” to see Provins, and enjoyed that greatly.

So for this visit, I reversed the usual trip plan, using the Simms book as the main guide, with Paris as the jumping-off point for train travel outside the city into the Ile de France. However, this trip did include the 2012 Heritage Days weekend, and so an opportunity to see some less generally accessible Paris sights.

So, in the report below can be found the various locations visited outside Paris: Sceaux, Châtenay-Malabry, the Créteil islands, Moret-sur-Loing, St. Mammès, Luzarches, Écouen, St Germain-en-Laye, Conflans-Ste Honorine, Andresy, Poissy, Villennes-sur-Seine, and Crécy-la-Chapelle. And in Paris for the Heritage Days included visits to the Elysée Palace, the Luxembourg Palace (home of the French Senate), and the Paris Observatory.

As all of my previous France reports (http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/france-phototravelogues-have-moved.cfm), it’s done in phototravelogue style, with the report integrated with the pictures through the photo captions. To start the report, just click on the link below, then click on the first picture to start the captions: https://plus.google.com/photos/101474843143134673458/albums/5791297058404834817

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