0382 A Little Village in Suburban Paris (Fra 007â€”new)
Mareil Marley Travel Blog› entry 7 of 201 › view all entries
From Le Pecq I contined on down to Marley le Roi. I headed up the hill past the Monte Cristo Chateauâ€¦ which didnâ€™t look all that interesting, so I decided to skip itâ€¦
Checking on of the maps on the road, I realized that I should go ahead a visit another suburb first, Mareil Marley and then loop my way around back to Marley le Roiâ€¦ so I head down the hill again.
Up another hill, and I find myself in what feels like a countryside village out in the middle of nowhereâ€¦ with cozy chalet style houses, a compact little village center and orchards and vineyards up the hill beyond. Even the Mairie is a beautiful but unpretentious stone buildingâ€¦
I tell you, Iâ€™m really loving these suburbs-- of the last 7 that Iâ€™ve explored, each is completely distinct from all the others. And even though Mareil Marley is very small and semi rural, it still has a cohesive feel to it. It has an identity and a soul of its own. A village soulâ€¦ just stones throw away from
I find a shady bench right in front of the village library and play my songsâ€¦.