Your Essential Versailles Palace Tickets Guide

Having visited Versailles Palace numerous times while residing in the region, we've gained valuable insights and practical tips for this guide.Our frequent visits to the Palace of Versailles ... Read more!

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Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

Last weekend we visited the historic town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 25 kilometres to the north-west of Paris in the Yvelines département. The town prides itself on a strategic position at the ... Read more!

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Parc du Dispensaire: A Beautiful Public Garden in Sartrouville

I published a few photos of our walk across the River Seine in my previous post. I mentioned a local peaceful garden with myriads of flowers called ‘Parc ... Read more!

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Promenade in Sartrouville: Hidden Gems Revealed!

On the first day of May, I took my little girl to a promenade in Sartrouville across the River Seine. This 7-kilometre walk led us to a local ... Read more!

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Colourful Spring Flowers in Maisons-Laffitte

In between rain showers, we decided to venture outside and stroll in the beautiful park of our town. It was a perfect morning to enjoy some crisp fresh ... Read more!

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A Memorable InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines

Last Sunday we were nine Instagrammers to meet on a sunny morning in our suburb of Paris. This InstaMeet in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, was an excellent opportunity to befriend ... Read more!

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Fantastic April Sunrise in Maisons-Laffitte

This morning we enjoyed a fantastic April Sunrise in Maisons-Laffitte and wanted to publish a few photos to our regular readers… Photos of our fantastic April sunrise in Maisons-Laffitte ... Read more!

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Easter Egg Nest in France

In many European countries, children decorate nests just before Easter. In Paris, a traditional cake representing an Easter egg nest is prepared in many pâtisseries, and when they ... Read more!

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Snowdrops glimpsed in the Park of Maisons-Laffitte

A few days ago, we walked early in the morning across the Park of Maisons-Laffitte and spotted these delicate white flowers known as ‘snowdrops’. Here are a few photos… ... Read more!

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From the roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

On a clear and sunny day I was fortunate to climb to the roof of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle. Open to the public on rare occasions only, the terrace roof provides ... Read more!

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Discover the old town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye dates back to the Middle Ages. The town has kept the original urban layout of the time it was the seat of the royal government under Louis XIV. ... Read more!

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Discover the church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The present parish church of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was built in 1827. It is the fourth sanctuary built on the site since 1028. At the beginning of the 18th century, it was known ... Read more!

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Discover Saint-Germain’s Château-Neuf and Pavillon Henri IV

The Château-Neuf was one of Saint-Germain-en-Laye’s two castles which served as a royal residence from the mid-16th century until 1680. Built on the grounds of the Château-Vieux it offered ... Read more!

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Discover the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is known as the Château-Vieux (Old Castle). It is closely linked to the history of France. Surrounded by dry moats, the castle and its large circular towers today ... Read more!

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Gardens of Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle

The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is bordered by beautiful gardens. The domain extends to the forest and the Terrace of Le Nôtre which overlooks the West suburbs of Paris. The gardens of Saint-Germain-en-Laye are ... Read more!

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The great Terrace of Le Nôtre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The great terrace of Le Nôtre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye overlooks the Seine River and the western suburbs of Paris. Laid out between 1668 and 1675 near the two castles (Château-Vieux and Château-Neuf), the monumental ... Read more!

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Why it’s worth exploring the Forest of Saint-Germain

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is situated 20 km West of Paris and extends within a meander of the River Seine. It is surrounded by the towns of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, Achères, Maisons-Laffitte and ... Read more!

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Discover the historic town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The historic city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the Yvelines département is famous for its royal castle and for being the birthplace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. The terrace of Le Nôtre, the castle’s gardens, the winding ... Read more!

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Our first InstaMeet in France at Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Last Sunday I was fortunate enough to be part of an InstaMeet in France at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This was a great opportunity to meet people who have a passion for photography ... Read more!

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Louis XIV, the Sun King: A Short Biography

More than three hundred years ago, Louis XIV died in the Palace of Versailles at the end of a reign of 72 years and 110 days, the longest ... Read more!

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