How hard it is, the times in which we live. That it is distressing and anxiety-provoking, unstable and uncertain, heavy and weighed down. What remains is this irresistible desire to marvel, to add multicolored glitter to our gray daily lives, to seek beauty as we track a landmark, a familiar silhouette, in the middle of a thick fog.
Produced jointly by the teams of Le Parisien and Michelin Green Guide, the special edition “Fairy walks in Paris and Île-de-France” has this unique, but very saving, ambition: to put stars in your eyes. Re-enchanting your life is sometimes as easy as pie. Sometimes simple like a metro or RER trip.
Paris is a party, we know that. Paris is a gold mine for anyone looking to add a little sparkle to their routine. Our reporters carried out reports in the capital full of colour, history(s) and light, through six magical itineraries, from the surrounding areas from Montmartre by Amélie Poulain to the Left bank dear to Emily ping by the drums and trumpets of the legendary concert halls of the Grands Boulevards or the silvery reflections of the Seine in the evening, along the quays.
Knights in Provins and carriages in Versailles
Île-de-France is not left out. What’s better than an illuminated castle, a medieval tower or an equestrian hotspot to bring back your child’s smile? In this area, the region has no shortage of ets, whether it be the discovery of the carriage gallery of Versaillestales from Perrault to Breteuil or of a trip to the time of the knights in Provins. And if you really need to go back to childhood, head to Parc Astérix or its American cousin Disneyland.
Enchantment, stories, invigorating walks but also good addresses and rich maps as if it were raining thanks to the advice of the Green Guide: this is a magical idea for reading.
“Fairy walks in Paris and Île-de-France”, special issue from the Heritage & Walks collection of “Parisien”, in partnership with the Michelin Green Guide, 100 pages, 6.90 euros. On sale at newsagents in Île-de-France and Oise from this Wednesday.