Annabel Simms was born in England, of Hungarian parentage. In 1991 she came to Paris on a year's sabbatical from her job as a college lecturer in London, and never left. She now works as a writer, journalist and English teacher.
An Hour From Paris, her 2002 guide to 20 rewarding but little-known places in the Paris countryside accessible by train, was the fruit of more than ten years' happy exploring of the Paris region (Ile de France) by train and on foot. The third fully updated and revised edition appeared as an ebook in June 2016 and the print edition will be published in August 2017.
Half An Hour From Paris, 10 new daytrips around 30 minutes from Paris by train, will be published in October 2017.
From 1 August 2017, 10 new trips an hour from Paris by train will be available as separate PDF downloads from her website at 3€ each. Each trip includes two colour photos and a hand-drawn colour map. You can download them to your smartphone or print out just the walk and map to take with you. Visit http://www.annabelsimms.com/10-new-trips-hour-paris for full details and a free sample trip.
Annabel has written on independent travel in and around Paris and in other countries for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Independent and Mail on Sunday, as well as on Paris restaurants, sailing, cargo ship travel, dancing, yoga - and Paris birdwatchers.