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Getting There -- If you're driving, take N3 along the Marne. About 10 trains per day make the 55-minute run from Paris's Gare de l'Est, stopping at La Ferté-sous-Jouarre. From there, take a taxi 3km (1 3/4 miles) south to Jouarre and its abbey. For train reservations and schedules, call tel. 36-35 or 08-92-35-35-35, or visit www.voyages-sncf.com.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme in Jouarre is on rue de la Tour, adjacent to the tower and the abbey (tel. 01-60-22-64-54; fax 01-60-22-65-15; www.tourisme-jouarre.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.