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One more week hardly in Paris: still wandering the Ile de France

One more week hardly in Paris: still wandering the Ile de France

Dec 11th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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One more week hardly in Paris: still wandering the Ile de France

So, I did not expect to be following up my last report on this subject (http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-de-france.cfm) so quickly, but plans for another France trip did not materialize. So, I decided to continue working my way through Annabel Sims' wonderful "An Hour From Paris" guide book.

This was a good trip. Now, that's about as faint a praise as I can imagine for France trip, but it was so for several reasons. First, having recently completed a long planned permanent move of almost 1000 miles, the "get away somewhere new" urge was less than usual. Paris area weather was also bit gloomier than usual, and I had several days of tummy trouble following an unwise sandwich selection at a Paris train station. Finally, as I thought, I had picked many of the most interesting selections from the book on the last trip, and so what I saw this time was good, but not always as compelling as last year's travels.

Nevertheless, good it was, and it's all recorded in my usual phototravelogue style here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...8074657?sort=1. Just click on the first photo to get the slideshow with captions started.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Nice photos with an interesting narrative. It gives me an idea of what to do if ever we stay long enough in Paris to have the time to explore the area around it.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Great pics! The place to go for lunch in Senlis is Le Commerce.
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Dec 12th, 2013, 04:04 AM
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Very nice. Aside from myself I think you are the only other poster that does reports about the Île-de-France. I've written reports about Senlis, Rambouillet, La Ferté-Milon and Noisiel. I go to Senlis and Noisiel frequently. The workers village in Noisiel is really interesting but one minor correction, the workers paid 2-6 days of their monthly wage for rent, depending on their position in the company. The Menier family are the current owners of the Château de Chenonceau in the Loire. If you ever want some tips for other places to visit near Paris let me know as I am always exploring the area outside of Paris.
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Dec 12th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Very enjoyable, and what a contrast between the simplicity of the small towns you visited and the over-the-top decor of Paris's public buildings.
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Dec 14th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Jan 26th, 2017, 11:41 PM
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I happened to see this thread and it's the most useful for my future wandering. Interesting photos and tellings, Mike ^^
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Jan 27th, 2017, 02:29 AM
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Only other poster? Really, FMT?
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Jan 27th, 2017, 10:58 AM
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Surprised to see this old thread of mine resurface! And I would never, ever doubt the abilities of the one and only kerouac to provide his unique perspective on so many things French, including the less explored delights of the Paris region.
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Jan 27th, 2017, 12:21 PM
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Sorry kerouac, I should have said "one of two posters".
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Jan 29th, 2017, 06:44 PM
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I have Anabel Sims' book. Your photos have inspired me to use it on my next trip to Paris.
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