Lille

June 10, 2008 | By Paris Update | Daytrips From Paris

Culture in the Land of the Ch’tis The Lille post-office tower sports a Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis banner. Photo: J. Gascoigne After the runaway success of the film Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, set in the north of France very near … Read More

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

May 20, 2008 | By Heidi Ellison | Daytrips From Paris

Eclectic Estate The “Eloge du Compost” garden includes a “dry toilet” (in the structure in the background). Photo: Eric Sander pour le Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire Big changes are afoot at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, a Loire Valley château/estate best known … Read More

Chaumont-sur-Loire

May 20, 2008 | By Heidi Ellison | Daytrips From Paris

Eclectic Estate   Big changes are afoot at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, a Loire Valley château/estate best known for its annual garden festival. Formerly the property of the French national government, the entire estate was recently devolved to the Centre … Read More

Troyes

November 13, 2007 | By Nick Hammond | Daytrips From Paris

Treasures of Troyes Inside the Troyes cathedral. If you are considering a day or two away from Paris, Troyes is the ideal town to visit, only an hour and a half away by train and full of pleasant surprises. In … Read More

Château de Malmaison

July 4, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Daytrips From Paris

Faded Roses The Salon Doré in the Château Malmaison. Photo: Thierry Vidal Known as Rose until Napoleon gave her the new first name that would follow his empress into history, Josephine (née Marie-Joseph-Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie) loved her … Read More