A sunny InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

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Last Sunday we were nine Instagrammers to meet on a sunny morning in our suburb of Paris. This InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines was a great opportunity to befriend with other people who share a passion for photography and to re-discover the chateau and its vast park.


Our beautiful Paris suburb of Maisons-Laffitte is situated in the Île de France region, and more precisely in the département of Yvelines 20 min from the centre of Paris by RER. The town is famous for its chateau and its park dotted with magnificent villas and manors.

On that day we were nine Instagrammers to follow Anne-Sophie through the streets of the town. You can check their beautiful photo galleries here: annesodlapinytourisme, wawanoff, kolni63, jcg48, bougivanne, carolinelsln, sylviesll and frenchmoments.

The code name of that day was #Instadada_100416 and you can view all the photos taken by the team.

Here is a selection of photos I took during the InstaMeet which I hope will make you want to discover this little town on a short visit from Paris:

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The entrance to Maisons-Laffitte with the racecourse to the right bordering the River Seine © French Moments

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The racecourse of Maisons-Laffitte and the River Seine © French Moments

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The racecourse of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The elegant fountain in the Place du château, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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Avenue Églé and the Place du château, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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Place du château, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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A peaceful and quiet street in the old part of town, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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In the old part of town, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The old town of Maisons-Laffitte not far from the château © French Moments

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The bell tower of Maisons-Laffitte’s parish church © French Moments

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The former Romanesque church, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The former church of Maisons-Laffitte from the park of the chateau © French Moments

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Entrance to the cellars of the castle © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte from the garden © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte from the garden © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte from the garden © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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A few InstaMeet participants in front of the chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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Caroline in action… is the dog or the chateau the real star? © French Moments

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View of Maisons-Laffitte coming from Paris © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The chateau of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The ‘Caves du Nord’, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The ‘Caves du Nord’, Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The Doulton House, former British Pavillon at the 1878 Paris World Exhibition, Park of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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The Doulton House, former British Pavillon at the 1878 Paris World Exhibition, Park of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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Instagrammers in front of the Doulton House, Park of Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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