10 villages nice around Paris for a weekend

Ile-De-France - Paris

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Paris, this is important as needed. To get some air and sample the delights of the countryside, there is no need to go far. Around the capital, many charming villages open for the weekend, on the themes of culture, the outdoors and rest:


obviously a classic Parisian getaways, Fontainebleau is close enough to Paris to spend a day there (40min by train from Gare de Lyon) but an entire weekend is an opportunity to benefit as much from the castle as its forest. Visit and culture of a side walk and sports activities on the other, a busy weekend.


generally cites alongside Barbizon Fontainebleau, because the village is close to the forest of Fontainebleau. Charming village, Barbizon has always effect on its visitors, including many painters in the nineteenth century: the Barbizon school and takes shape, to discover in more detail in the legendary Auberge Ganne (redeveloped into a museum), where congregated artists.


More quite a village, say a small town Senlis offers visitors a splendid history: we never tire of strolling through the old town, surrounded by ramparts, with the highlight of the point walk of city Hall, the Royal Castle, or the Notre Dame cathedral. A remarkable setting, complemented by a peaceful atmosphere and some good food for a weekend relaxing and culture.


Another classic around Paris. A small charming village, whose reputation far exceeds the size. This is indeed Claude Monet, in the late nineteenth, settled; he painted some of the most famous works (eg Nympheas) in Giverny. Today the Claude Monet Foundation remains one of the highlights of the visit of the village.


A small hotel in Auvers-sur-Oise, or a typical rural house in the area, it remains only to venture into one of most beautiful natural areas around Paris: the french Vexin, ranked regional park. Hiking, horseback riding, river pêhce, bike or canoe, the outdoor activities abound, and discover the villages, churches, and Vexin countryside landscapes. Going green guarantee.


Close to Paris, Provins is one of the most beautiful walled cities in France. Its classification as World Heritage by UNESCO testifies! The heritage of Provins is admirably preserved: the impressive ramparts, fortified doors, the Tour César, but the half-timbered houses, underground or St. Quiriace college ... a medieval atmosphere alive through regularly organized thematic shows by the city.


A trip to sixty kilometers from Paris, the heart of French Brie, Blandy-les-Tours promises a weekend in a setting quite picturesque. The pretty village conceals an interesting heritage and a peaceful atmosphere, but it will be remembered first of all, is its splendid medieval castle whose walls and high well-preserved towers still dominate Blandy-les-Tours.


This small village does not look on the map, it has nevertheless acquired a good reputation by hosting some big names such as Jean Cocteau and Christian Dior. South of the Essonne Milly-la-Forêt has a rural and quaint charm that is hard not to join, while the surrounding area, the French Gâtinais, offers a host of possibilities in nature and hiking tours.


This quiet village is not far from Provins. peaceful atmosphere guarantee, in the village as in the beautiful countryside of Seine-et-Marne. Besides his countrymen pleasant accents, Saint-Loup-de-Naud is known for its architectural heritage: the Saint-Loup church with its its remarkable eardrum, dated XI-XII century, is considered the most beautiful area of ​​Romanesque church Paris.


Crossed by the course of the Loing, Moret-sur-Loing is sometimes a bit forgotten among the villages of Ile-de-France. Yet it is ranked among the most beautiful villages of France ...! The scenery near perfection, with river, greenery, bridges, churches and old fortifications ... so many items that inspired the painter Alfred Sisley, several of his works representative, the impressionist mode, Moret.