- WISE OWLLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
By cities, I assume you mean places of particular touristic interest, not new cities that have been built as commuter towns to Paris and are just ordinary suburbia.
By train you can reach any of the following in an hour, not counting the travelling time in Paris to reach the correct station ( there are several depending on in which direction you are travelling)
West: Rouen, Giverny, Evreux
North: Beauvais, Amiens, Senlis.
North East: Reims
West: Troyes, Chalon-en-Champagne
South: Fontainebleau, Orleans.
Very close to Paris there is the Palace of Versailles (South) and the cathedral of Saint-Denis (North)which you can get to by ordinary town transport in less than an hour.
If you google any of those places, you will find what are their major attractions.
- 10 years ago
"An hour" ? By foot, by car, by train ??
I'm gonna tell you cities within one hours by train. I guess you want to be far from Paris to be in a more quiet place.
South of Paris (the most quiet) :
- Fontainebleau (around 20,000 inhabitants)
- Arpajon (around 10,000 inhabitants)
- Buno (very small village)
East of Paris :
- Versailles (around 90,000 inhabitants)
- Méré (around 2,000 inhabitants)
West of Paris :
- Ozoir-la-Ferrière (20,000 inhabitants)
- Tournan-en-Brie (8,000 inhabitants)
I live in Fontainebleau, It's very quiet and secure. By train, you are in Paris (Gare de Lyon) in 45 minutes.