If you need a break from the glamour and busy streets of Paris, I recommend Provins. Best known for its well preserved medieval fortifications, city walls, and the Casear Tower, Provins will capture your heart and imagination.
Just a short train ride east through the gorgeous French countryside, lies this peaceful town.
Stroll the streets enjoying the delicious French cuisine and pastries at a fraction of the Paris prices. Climb the stairs of the city wall and walk the fortifications admiring the countryside to your left and the quaint village to your right.
Explore Caesar's Tower and let the kids play knights and dragons.