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A day in the Parisian countryside

Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France

Experience hosted by Marine

7 hoursHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

Hop on the RER B and come with me to explore the Parisian countryside .

You could discover farms, mills, charming villages, beautiful landscapes, castles, gardens, and famous people who lived here. From Roman time to 20th Century, the Chevreuse Valley reveals its beautiful countryside and rich heritage.
Whether you are looking for a gentle ramble or a long hike, there are many paths to explore. And for a spot of culture, you can also walk in the footsteps of Jean Racine, Elsa Triolet or Aragon.

But first, we’ll take our lunch, and I will bring you a selection of local and homemade food and drinks.

Here in the Chevreuse Valley, we pride ourselves on the quality of locally produced food. You will try freshly baked baguette, delicious honey, cheese made with unpasteurized milk, old-time apple varieties, handmade biscuits and cordials.
If you take life’s pleasures seriously, you’ll feel right at home !

After our lunch, we’ll start our journey through the park to the first outstanding place, depending of what you want to explore.

At the end of the afternoon, we’ll stop for a point of view of the Chevreuse Valley, and we’ll then take a drink to my favourite place.
Other things to note
Weather and site openings can influence our journey. If you have any requirements, please let me know as soon as possible so I can adapt the schedule.

I speak French and English but I'm not a guide.
Hop on the RER B and come with me to explore the Parisian countryside .

You could discover farms, mills, charming villages, beautiful landscapes, castles, gardens, and famous people who lived here. From Roman time to 20th Century, the Chevreuse Valley reveals its beautiful countryside and rich heritage.
Whether you are looking for a gentle ramble or a long hike, there are many paths to explore. And for a spot of culture, you can…

What's included

  • Food
    Local food and drinks.
    if you have any dietary requirements, please ju...
  • Tickets
    Entries for gardens, castles and historic area.
  • Transportation
    We'll use my car to go to different sites.

Meet your host, Marine

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I was born and grew up in the beautiful « Vallée de Chevreuse » (Chevreuse Valley), one of the most beautiful natural park around Paris.
I just love this area as there is so much to discover here.

I’m also an adventurer who like traveling, learning and discovering new things. I spent 2 years abroad (United-Kingdom), met wonderful people who helped me to think out the box and to get off the beaten track. During my free time I hosted cooking classes and promoted British and French food. I’m a foodie and a travel-addict, I can’t help it.
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From $170
/ person
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Where you'll be

We’ll be in the very heart of the Valley of Chevreuse.

Discovering the wildlife, the heritage and the local food of this exceptional rural area only 40 min from Paris.

A few examples: Vaux-de-Cernay Abbaye and mills, La Madeleine Castle, Port-Royal des Champs Abbaye, Courson Castle and Garden,Saint-Jean de Beauregard Castle and Vegetable Garden, Breteuil Castle and Garden,Groussay Castle. (Non-exhaustive list)
Gregg
September 2018
This is a great introduction to one of the most beautiful places in the world. I recommend this excursion and Marine does an excellent job.
Emma
September 2018
An excellent tour if you’re looking for something different to do while visiting Paris. The Chevreuse Valley is a beautiful area and Marine does an excellent job of introducing you to the highlights. Thank you Marine for a wonderful day!
Alisha
August 2018
Marine is a wonderful host. She is very thoughtful and planned an excellent picnic with food items from the area. I was initially attracted to this experience because it is something a little different. I never heard of this area before and it was wonderful. If you want to see something a little bit off the beaten path, then this is for you.
Marine is a wonderful host. She is very thoughtful and planned an excellent picnic with food items from the area. I was initially attracted to this experience because it is somethi…
Sophie
August 2018
Marine, thank you for the brilliant day and for showing us places we wouldn't have seen with any other tours. I enjoyed the laid back, slower paced day. It was relaxing and we could really enjoy the simple pleasures of life - great food and lovely countryside views! That cordial shop at the end was a great way to end with a delicious and refreshing drink. Marine, you had a great way of making our small group feel happy and relaxed. It was like spending a day with friends and we even managed to meet up the next night for dinner. Thanks again for the unique experience.
Marine, thank you for the brilliant day and for showing us places we wouldn't have seen with any other tours. I enjoyed the laid back, slower paced day. It was relaxing and we coul…
Julia Anne
August 2018
My travel partner and I had a great time eating, drinking, and exploring with Marine. Her personality is warm and she has an amazing passion for the area and it’s hidden treasures. We tasted amazing cheese, saw amazing views of gardens and chateaus, and learned a bit about food and drink culture in France. Not to mention, we were lucky to meet some amazing friends who had also booked the experience, and even got dinner with them later. All in all, great experience and phenomenal host. 10/10
My travel partner and I had a great time eating, drinking, and exploring with Marine. Her personality is warm and she has an amazing passion for the area and it’s hidden treasures.…
Amy
July 2018
Great food, company, and views. What more could you ask for? I thoroughly enjoyed my day outside of the busyness of Paris. It was a great change of pace and there’s so much I wouldn’t have seen if it weren’t for Marine and this experience.

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Have comfortable shoes and outfits for walking, hat or raincoat if needed.

Bring your own bottle of water (about 2L/person) as we will walk a lot.