"Random walks in Ile de France" Top 5 Page for this destination Île-de-France by Elisabcn

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There must be sth interesting outside Paris . . .

"de saisir les parcelles du beau égarées sur la terre,
de suivre le beau à la piste partout où il a pu se glisser à travers les trivialités de la nature déchue"


No matter what Paris has to offer, when the week end arrives I am always happy to leave.
After living during 14 months between Romans and Numidians, now I am looking for medieval villages and lost abbeys.
But a legend, a poem, a painting or even a picture found somewhere can inspire my trips as well.

Ile de France is much more than Paris so . . . Allons!!!

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  • Pros:much more than Paris
  • In a nutshell:ALLONS!!!
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Elisa, fabulous little page with excellent tips for side trips from Paris. I especially like that you already suggest the transport mode. Very helpful.

  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    Well the absinthe museum is a delight - I'll definitely take a look next time I visit Paris. I almost hate to mention it but the original recipe was apparently taken to France from Switzerland - I won't be mentioning that in Paris...

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Drinking absinthe in Auvers-what a trip if you can remember later after the hang over. YOu did a fine job of taking the pictures and comment detail is fantastic

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    The craddle of France is so beautiful. . . I liked this virtual tour far from the hassle of Paris.

  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Beautiful photos of St. Denis, and I loved your insightful tip re: the absinthe museum. Thanks!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Fine tips on Auvers, Montfort, Provins and Poissy -- places I have never visited up to now. (Also La Défense, but I've been there.) I'm interested in Le Corbusier, but I don't like his glorification of the automobile as the main means of transportation.

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