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The Palladian Bridge at the Chateau du Groussay, Paris, river flowing beneath, 'AN HOUR FROM PARIS', in white font above, by Pallas Athene.

An Hour from Paris

20 Secret Daytrips by Train

By (author) Annabel Simms


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  • "The most exciting travel guide I've read in years." - Huffington Post
  • The classic guide to the enchanting destinations of the Ile-de-France, all within an hour’s journey from central Paris, with maps, photographs and all practical information
Full Description

Discover half-hidden chateaux and artists’ country houses; walk, boat or dance by the river; explore old towns and country footpaths; and eat in family-run restaurants with 1950s decor – and prices to match. Based on over 20 years’ experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each visit includes the essential historical context and practical information to help you discover places unknown to many Parisians. Written with humour and a flair for the unusual and authentic, the text is illustrated with original photos and local maps. It includes a unique guide to using the excellent local train network.

About the Author

Annabel Simms was born in England, of Hungarian parentage. In 1991 she came to Paris on a year's sabbatical from her job as a college lecturer in London, and never left. She now works as a freelance journalist, editor and English teacher.

Pallas Athene
13th Mar 2023
Paperback / softback
196 mm x 115 mm
272 Pages
Name of series
Secret Daytrips
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