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Favourite Cities and Hotels in France

The capital of France is one of the most popular city destinations in the world. Certainly, the City of Lights ranks in the upper echelon with New York City and London. But once you exhaust yourself with the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame, Sacré Coeur, Quartier Latin, Moulin Rouge, Bois de Boulogne and Champs-élysées, what will you do? Where will you venture from there?

For many, the answer is to find respite in Les Banlieues. Otherwise known as the suburbs, the outskirts of Paris, while not replete with monuments on every corner, nonetheless hold tremendous appeal. In addition to fine landmarks and historic sites, they contain some of the most pictorial scenery in metro Paris.

Versailles

The affluent suburb of Versailles is home to over 85,000 people. For tourists however, the name is synonymous with the Château de Versailles. Perhaps the most awesome symbol of royal supremacy ever built, the grand vision of Louis XIV is a unforgettable. With myriad halls, treasures, apartments, chapels and 8 km² of landscaped gardens, the former Sun King's palace is truly a marvel. If you manage to pull yourself away from the Château, try to head into Versailles for a walk around the beautiful town.

Château de Fontainebleau

Almost as flamboyant as Versailles in scope, the majestic Château de Fontainebleau is a mere 56 km from Paris. The present-day structure evolved over the course of monarchical reigns that date as far back as the 12th century. The palace complex sits on the picturesque Forest of Fontainebleau.

Rambouillet

The quaint commune of Rambouillet is 44 km from Paris and draws tourists primarily to the Château de Rambouillet. The former summer residence of Louis XVI and current Presidents of France, the original structure dates back to 1368.

Chartres

A 96 km drive southwest of France, the rural commune of Chartres has a beautiful cathedral and several historic monuments and museums.

Royaumont Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Royaumont was built in the 13th century and is a remarkable tourist attraction. The site contains several royal tombs and important cultural landmarks.

Chantilly

The commune of Chantilly is close to downtown Paris but feels farther than the 38 km drive. The home of Chantilly lace and cream, the town has a phenomenal 16th century palace in the central square.

Banlieues Bleues

The foremost blues and jazz festival in and around Paris, Banlieues Bleues takes the Seine-Saint-Denis suburb by storm every March.

Festival Exit

The commune of Créteil in southeastern Paris hosts a contemporary dance and theatre festival in the month of March.

Foire du Trône

A fine array of food, wine and local products, in addition to music and dance, is on display every April and May at the Foire du Trône, a traditional country fair that dates back over a thousand years. The event still has massive appeal today, with millions of visitors in regular attendance at Bois de Vincennes, a massive 10 km² park outside of Paris which hosts many festivals throughout the year.

With a moderate oceanic climate, Paris and the city suburbs receive mild temperature fluctuations from one season to the next. As such, heat waves in summer and cold spells in winter are rare.

  • Winter (December to February) 2.5-8°C
  • Spring (March to April) 5-15°C
  • Summer (May to September) 10.5-24.5°C
  • Fall (October to November) 5-16°C

Paris Suburbs Hotels

Paris Suburbs hotels

Special Paris Suburbs

With most major cities, it’s usually the case that as soon as you get out into the ’burbs, your enjoyment levels rapidly start heading downhill. Paris, however, is not just any major city – it’s the most elegant, beautiful city in the world, so it stands to reason that its surrounding suburbs are pretty impressive, too. ... Read more »

Forget the fast-food-restaurant-laden surrounds of New York, or the industrial outskirts of Sydney – the suburbs of Paris are all class. Take in the history and majesty (and souvenir sellers) of Versailles, admire the quaint scenery of Chantilly and get some respite from the hustle, bustle and attitude of central Paris at the academic centre of Créteil. It takes a special city to have suburbs this good. Take a bow (again), Paris…

Paris Suburbs’ Top 10

10. Musee Des Beaux Arts (Chartres) Housed in the former Episcopal Palace, feast your eyes on the wonders inside.

5. Chartres Cathedral You’ll feel as close to heaven as you’re going to get in this magnificent place of worship.

9. Forest of Fontainebleau For a change of pace, spend the day hiking through the beautiful French woods.

4. Chantilly The birthplace of Chantilly Lace and Chantilly Cream, so you know things are going to be picturesque in this neck of the woods.

8. Museum of the History of France Set in the Palace of Versailles, brush up on your Gallic histoire and marvel at the opulence of it all.

3. Chateau de Rambouillet Built in the 14th century, this was the summer home of Louis XVI (because clearly one impossibly huge mansion just wasn’t enough…)

7. Créteil Lake Popular with fishermen, windsurfers and general lovers of lounging by water.

2. Royaumont Abbey Built in the 13th century, this historic Cistercian chapel contains the tomb of many an important figure.

6. Chateau de Fontainebleau Who cares what the chateau looks like – you get to say ‘Chateau de Fontainebleau’ as many times as you want.

1. Chateau de Versailles Built by Louis XIV, there’s nothing suburban about this palatial residence with its gorgeous landscaped gardens. Simply breathtaking.

Paris Suburbs History

  • Cathédrale Saint-Louis - An 18th-century cathedral with intricate stained-glass windows.
  • Château et jardins de Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Chateaux and gardens in the western suburbs.
  • Cathédrale Sainte-Geneviève - Church built in early 20th century over the remains of the original chapel.
  • Église Saint-André - Located in the eastern suburbs, this urban church is where cultural events are hosted.
  • Église Saint-Lubin - Events include gospel concerts.

Paris Suburbs Art & Culture

  • Espace Gagarine - In the northern suburbs, the Jazz Festival and World Music Festival are held.
  • Mille Jazz Club - Events include the Festival Africolor and Ville des Musiques du Monde Music Festival.
  • Ivry-sur-Seine - A southeast Paris suburb is the location for 15 museums operated by the Ville de Paris.
  • Mains d’Oeuvres - Located in Saint-Ouen, north of Paris, with a cinema and concert hall.
  • Maison de la Musique of Nanterre - In the western suburbs, this venue has dance performances and concerts.

Paris Suburbs Shopping

  • Centre Commercial Evry - Located in the southern suburbs, the shopping centre has 235 shops and 28 restaurants.
  • La Vallee Outlet Village - Close to Disneyland Paris, this all-inclusive shopping centre has exceptional bargains.
  • Ralph Lauren Store - Located in a restored mansion on Boulevard Saint Germain on the Left Bank.
  • Quai des Marques - Mall in the suburbs of Paris, located on rue du Général Leclerc.
  • Troyes - Paris suburb with over 200 shops featuring designer clothes at discounts.

Gay & Lesbian Paris Suburbs

  • Le Marais - Gay neighbourhood with restaurants, shops and bars.
  • Le Club 18 - The oldest gay club in Paris opens after midnight on weekends.
  • Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie in Le Marais – Restaurants, cafes, theatres, bookstores and shops.
  • Banana Cafe - All-night dancing on the Champs-Elysses.
  • Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Annual event held every November, as well as the Paris Gay Pride celebration in June.

Paris Suburbs Outdoor

  • Barbizon - Village that inspired many of the French impressionist painters, located 45 minutes outside of Paris.
  • Giverny - Village outside of Paris where Monet lived. Many vineyards, archaeological digs and breathtaking scenery.
  • Basilica of Saint Denis - Gothic-style cathedral, similar to Westminster Abbey.
  • Hot air balloon rides - Fountainbleau to Loing Valley. See beautiful scenery from the sky.
  • Le Vésinet - Small parks and lakes, with a market and an array of restaurants.

Paris Suburbs Sport

  • Stade de France - Located in Saint Denis, for track and field, rugby and football.
  • Racing Metro 92 - In the suburb of Colombes, for championship rugby matches.
  • Tour de France - One of the suburbs of Paris is a great place to watch the annual race.
  • Old Golf of Chantilly - Private golf course first opened early in the 20th century, located 24 miles from the centre.
  • Climbing - Club Alpin du pays de Fountainbleau, for group climbs and events.

Paris Suburbs Events

In March, watch as the Banlieues Bleues Festival gives the City of Lights a run for its money with the hottest blues and jazz acts from around the world.

Also in March, Créteil hosts a contemporary dance and theatre festival known as the Festival Exit.

In April and May, the Foire du Trone comes to Bois de Vincennes – it’s a traditional country fair that dates back over 1,000 years.

When To Go

With fairly mild winters and pleasant summers, the suburbs around Paris follow much the same temperature fluctuations as the city itself.

It’s rainiest in the springtime, so if you’re planning on doing a lot of outdoor sightseeing, pack a brolly!

Summer sees the tourist throng descend en masse, but the feeling of joie de vivre can’t be beaten. Many actual French people make a mass exodus from the area in August – which may or may not be a positive for you.

Getting Around

Paris’ suburbs are all easily accessible via the Paris RER, the regional rail network.

Hiring a car and making your own way around is a great way to experience la vie Française.

Paris Suburbs on Wikipedia


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D'Anjou Hotel Paris Levallois Perret
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Median Hotel Chatillon Paris
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Hotel Balladins Coignieres
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Appart City Magny
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Residhotel Les Hauts D'Andilly Residence Andilly
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Timhotel Boulogne Rives De Seine
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251 Boulevard Jean Jaures Boulogne Billancourt Paris Suburbs FR-92100

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Sejours & Affaires Paris Ivry
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