Monday, February 21, 2011

Advanced Paris: Outskirts and Outside

If you have some extra time, are sick of museums, or feel the need to leave the downtown bustle, here are some other attractions on the Paris outskirts.

La Defense

City Outskirts:
La Defense- a business area, for lovers of modern architecture or devoted mall shoppers
Chateau de Vincennes- a small chateau you can see without leaving the city
Pere La Chaise- huge cemetery including gravestones of many famous people

Pere laChaise

Outside the City:
Versaille- the quintessential French palace to see, most would categorize under "Paris 101"
Giverny- Monet's home and inspirational garden
Castles- such as Fontainbleau, or Chantilly

Chateau de Vincennes

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