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Trip Report One of the easiest day trips you can make from Paris

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People are always asking what they can do to get out of Paris for a day, just to experience something different from big city life. Even though lots of people go to Versailles, this doesn't really fit the bill because the château takes up most of the day, and I rarely see anybody writing about how they visited the city of Versailles as well.

Saint Germain-en-Laye presents one similarity with Versailles -- it was the royal city of residence before Versailles was built, and then it was "abandoned." So it has remained quite modest in size while not forgetting its past prestige.

It is the destination of the very first passenger train line built in France from Paris, and that line has now become the western end of the RER A. So it is super easy to go there from Paris and it takes less than half an hour.

Here is the report I made of my trip there on November 1st:

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