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"Let's start our journey in Rouen, one of the most important cities of art in the country, so much to deserve the nickname of Ville Musée. It preserves, in fact, a high number of wonderful monuments, especially Gothic, and a historic center still full of ancient half-timbered houses constituting a important example of a Northern European medieval complex. The city is one of the few in France to be honored with the "Légion d'honneur". Rouen is known for Rouen Cathedral with its Tour de Beurre (butter tower) financed by the sale of indulgences, the Gros Horloge. Other famous structures include the Rouen Castle, the Church of Saint Ouen, the Gothic Church of St Maclou, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and the Jardin des Plantes de Rouen."
"Famous as the place where Joan of Arc was killed, dedicate the day to her when you go!"

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Paris is the most visited city in the world, and for good reason (albeit, I'm biased). Having lived here since 2016, and being obsessed with train travel, I've done tons of day trips and short overnight trips. Let me help you get outside of the City of Lights and explore some of France's other wonderful pockets! This guide includes: 📍 11 day trip recommendations I’ve personally done 🚂 How to get there from Paris car-free ⏱️ Time from Paris 💸 Cost from Paris ✨ Pro Tips about recommendations 💎 Not-to-miss gems 💚 Pro Tips on how to save money on Paris train travel 📍 4 day trip recommendations that are on my list to try next The guide begins with an overview of each of the 15 places recommended and their distances from Paris. Then it goes one by one with detailed notes. The guide ends with a description of 3 metro/train pass options, with costs, and describes which options cover which destinations in the guide. You also get: ✍️My personal notes for each recommendation 📍An interactive map of all recommendations 🔓 Access to all future updates (I'm always adding to this as friends come through town) 🎞️Linked videos (where applicable) that bring recommendations and advice to life 💙If you loved these suggestions, I would really appreciate it if you shared this guide with a friend, left a great review, or contributed a tip.
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