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French escapades - The hidden treasures of Picardie

When you have tired of those famous Parisian lights, take a trip to Picardie, where the lights are dim enough to see the stars, but by no means less spectacular. Located just twenty-five minutes by train from Paris, Gouvieux and Chantilly, offer city-weary folk a change of scenery and pace.