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Where to stay near Paris ?

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Hi. I'm looking to spend around 6 nights near Paris as part of a European trip. However probably only a couple of those days will I actually spend in Paris as my main interest is visiting places near Paris such as Versailles, Fontainebleau, Giverney etc.

I'm wondering whether it is better to stay in a Paris suburb or somewhere near Paris rather than a more central location as hotels etc are less expensive. Is this a good or bad idea ? If it is a good idea what are some recommended locations ?

I'm a solo traveller and ideally I'd like to spend under $100 euros per night. Also I will be using public transport. Thanks for any advice ! This is my first trip to France and I don't have a lot of experience with international travel.

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