Walks near Paris: Riverside Nostalgia

Walks near Paris An Evocative Riverside Walk The Marne for the Parisians is a mythical river, evoking lazy Sunday afternoons, boat trips, riverbank parties and men in jaunty hats straight out of a painting by Renoir. But above all, the Marne evokes the presence of the legendary guinguettes, small drinking places that serve local white wine with all-day accordeon music around a semi-improvised dance floor.

Auguste Renoir – Luncheon of the Boating PartyPhoto: Wikipedia

Walks near Paris: Riverside Nostalgia

A Paris Working Class Suburb – Then and Now

Walks near Paris A Walk through a Parisian Cité Having visited the Ile de Brise a few weeks ago, we are inviting you to follow us today on another spontaneous walking trip to the outskirts of Paris – one with a difference, however, inasmuch as we will be climbing down several notches on the social ladder.

Which is why, instead of boats and landscaped gardens, today we offer you allotments and scruffy municipal

A Paris Working Class Suburb – Then and Now

Climbing Mont Valerien

"Croix Lorraine in the Memorial de la France Combattante near Paris"

Walks near Paris We Went Climbing Mont Valerien All right, Mont Valerien may not be much of a mountain, but one cannot dispute that, semantically, it belongs to the same family as Mont Blanc (whereas the Butte Montmartre and the Butte de Belleville in Paris are mere “hills”).

And it is, with an altitude of 162 metres the highest elevation in the Ile de France, the region around Paris, whose profile admittedly recalls

Climbing Mont Valerien