Off The Beaten Chemin

Outside London and Paris, driving is a delight

London and Paris offer many delights, but driving is not one of them. Traffic gridlock, expensive parking, aggressive drivers--it's enough to make you want to abandon your car. But just a short distance from both cities are uncrowded country roads where you can relax behind the wheel, enjoy the scenery, and soak up a bit of history and local charm. London Bureau Chief Stanley Reed takes us to the Cotswolds in England, while Paris Correspondent Carol Matlack visits the Seine Valley in France.

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