Reviews/readers’ comments on Half An Hour From Paris


The Good Men Project, 3 June 2018
The best travel guide to your favourite destination is…surprising. Read more

Country Life, 27 June 2018
Ten ‘secret day trips’ detail the unexpected delights to be found within
easy reach of central Paris. Each itinerary is engagingly described and
mapped, with much topographical, historical and practical information.

World Radio Paris, 8 July 2018
30-minute interview with Annabel Simms by Your American Friend in Paris, Terrance Gelenter. Listen

Paris Voice, 16 July 2018
Many guides claim to be for and by insiders, but this one truly is. Read more

Colleen’s Paris, August 2018
Annabel Simms arranges the book like a top quality French baguette: yummy ingredients between the crunchy crusts. Read more

France Revisited, 30 October 2018
A welcome addition to the guidebook shelf. Read more, 3 December 2018
Feeding your wanderlust, finding hidden treasures,  and savoring the moments – travel lessons for us all. Read more

Bonjour Paris, 12 December 2018
Simms relishes experiencing the “Frenchness of France, where the slower pace of life just outside of the city lends itself more easily to savoring the moment.”

Words to live by. Read more

Readers’ comments

I’ve started reading “Half an Hour…” Absolutely delightful, witty, charming, helpful, useful, fun.
H. Resnik, USA and Paris

Another excellent compilation of interesting places to visit in the Île de France, thank you !
D. Young

Your directions were spot on and extremely helpful.
C. Shaughnessy, Paris

You are a great writer!
M. Mullins, Paris

I loved using your Half Hour From Paris book this past October.
N. Koterba, USA

Just purchased your Half an Hour from Paris. Will use extensively when I visit Paris this August and September.  Wish I had this for last year’s trip. Thank you so much for what I know now will be an even more memorable trip for me. Merci beaucoup!
C. Hart, USA

Very good narratives and impressive info.
M. Lee, UK