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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Excellent knowledgeable guide

Our guide, Isabelle, made Versailles come alive with historical details and in-depth knowledge of the palace and those connected to it. It was fabulous to skip the line, enter, and experience the enthusiasm of a great guide.

2019-05-06

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
great tour

love tour guide

2019-04-18

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Fantastic tour in Versailles

Great experience with our guide Isabelle, very expert and so kind with everybody! Skip the line , tour the palace and enjoy the gardens, the most beautiful part to me. Recommended

2019-03-09

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Wonderful, informative experience!

The guide was exceptional! Very interesting and informative. Very knowledgeable about the many years of history that occurred here. Best European tour I’ve taken!! Very pleased

2019-04-17

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
excellent! Great communication

When we went to the wrong location for the start of our tour we were panicked we would miss and not get in.

2019-04-28

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
great tour

love tour guide

2019-04-18


Paris Day Trips

Paris is the French capital and most visited city in Europe. With numerous museums and architectural gems, you have plenty to put on your Paris sightseeing bucket list, including the essential attractions. If you already checked off the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Sacre Coeur, then it’s the perfect moment to find out what’s off the beaten path. Spend a half-day or a full day exploring the Chateau of Versailles, tour the Normandy landings area, or enjoy a family day out in Disneyland Paris, the options are endless!


Discover what’s beyond the city limits and book Day Trips From Paris!


Paris is well connected not only to all French cities but to many other European countries. Travel to the medieval town of Bruges, admire the Town Hall in Brussels’ Grand Place or Ride the London Eye for panoramic views of the city. With fully planned day trips, you don't have to worry about a single thing. 


The most popular Paris day trips are within a few hours of the city; that means you’ll be back in Paris the same night. Book your best Paris day trips and experience the holiday of your dreams

One Day Trip From Paris: Highlights

#ParisExcursion Snapshots

Best Day Trips From Paris

Paris Day Tours: Choose Your Trip

Prepare Your Paris Day Trips

Quick Facts

City

Paris

Known For

Art, History & Culture

Activity Type

Paris Getaways

Yearly Visitors

30 Million +

High Season

July & August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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One Day Trip From Paris: Highlights

  • Sail through the Vexin Francais Regional Nature Park canals. The 71,000-hectare park is home to some of the most picturesque meadows, forests, and rolling hills in the Paris countryside.
  • Explore Mont Saint-Michel and its towering abbey, used as a fortress for the Duchy of Normandy.
  • Walk throughout the Gardens of Versailles, just like Louis XIV of France used to do back in the 17th Century. The shrubbery is perfectly trimmed, and the lawns are shaped in precise geometric patterns. 
  • Feel like a princess as you enter the Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle) in Disneyland Paris. 
  • Immerse yourself in a Claude Monet painting when you visit Giverny, home to the impressionist artist's house and gardens.
  • Sample the finest French sparkling wine in the Champagne region. Learn about the most famous bubbly drink as you compare it to other types of sparkling wine

#ParisExcursion Snapshots

Your phone is probably full of Eiffel Tower photos, and that means that it’s time to head out of the city! Venture out of Paris and capture the best moments of your French trips.

  • Raise your camera above the crowds and photograph the impressive chandeliers in the Versailles Palace Hall of Mirrors.
  • It’s selfie time with your favorite Disney character in Disneyland Paris! 
  • Snap a shot of you walking over the famous Japanese bridge in Giverny. It’s the same one as in Monet's Water Lily Pond painting.

Choose your best snap from the most instagrammable shots of the day trips in Paris listed above. Post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram for a chance to be featured!


Best Day Trips From Paris

1. Paris to Versailles - 23 km

Spend a full day exploring the marvelous Palace of Versailles and its gorgeous gardens on a Day Trip to Versailles from Paris. Discover the various rooms of art, sculptures, enormous stained glass windows, light fixtures, and artwork covering the ceilings.


2. Paris to Disneyland - 40 km

Meet your favorite Disney characters, visit Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, and try out more than 300 rides! Book a day trip to Disneyland Paris and enjoy the perfect family adventure!


3. Paris to Giverny - 75 km

The picturesque trees, plants, and the bridge taking you across the pond are like something out of an Agatha Christie novel. Giverny was the inspiration for Claude Monet’s artworks. The village attracts a significant amount of attention each year, and for this reason, tours sell out fast. Make sure to reserve day trips to Giverny from Paris ahead of time. 


4. Paris to Champagne - 140 km

Visit the historic Champagne region, home to the sparkling beverage, on a day trip to Champagne from Paris. Learn where Moet, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Perignon are produced. A wine tasting from Paris guided tour takes you around the most famous vineyards.


5. Paris to Normandy - 200 km

Gain knowledge of the infamous Normandy landings during World War II. Reserve your Normandy day trip from Paris and explore the events and consequences of D Day. Travel through the Arromanches, Colleville-Sur-Mer commune, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc.  


6. Paris to the Loire Valley - 200 km

  • Try your hand at finding all the 100+ castles around Loire Valley.
  • Climb the double spiral staircase in the Château de Chambord. 
  • Visit the castle that was mostly run by women, Château Chenonceau. 
  • Marvel at the reflection of the Château of Amboise over the River Loire. 

There is a significant distance between palaces, so book day trips from Paris to the Loire Valley to travel with ease.


Paris Day Tours: Choose Your Trip

Unsure on where to go? Whether you are interested in visiting villages, parks, or impressive castles, there are many Paris excursions you can choose!  

  • Family Vacation: Disneyland Paris and Parc Astérix are ideal theme parks for kids and grown-ups both to enjoy.
  • Nature Vacation: Take a day off from visiting the City of Lights on unique day trips to the biggest parks of the Île-de-France region. Some of them include the Thoiry Zoological garden and the Vexin Francais Regional Nature Park. 
  • Royal Vacation: France is well known for its vast amount of castles. If you want to walk on the steps of the French monarchy, Château de Fontainebleau, Château d’Amboise, and Versailles Château are some of the best palaces you can visit. 
  • History Vacation: If you’re a history fan, Somme and Normandy are great options for a memorable trip. Explore the remains of the 1916 Battle of the Somme (World War I) and the D Day landings area (World War II).

Prepare Your Paris Day Trips

  • Pack Snack & Water - Always keep something to eat in your backpack for when you get hungry during the day. Alternatively, you can combine your day tours from Paris with a one day food tour. The gastronomical tours include the main attractions plus a typical french appetizer or lunch. 
  • Money - Not all shops and restaurants in smaller towns and villages accept credit cards. Make sure you carry bills and coins with you. 
  • Learn the language, at least the essential words - In case you don’t have a guide next to you, knowing some basic French vocabulary will make everything easier.
  • Wear Appropriate Attire - If you plan to visit churches, cover your shoulders and the area above your knees; respect the dress code. 
  • Book your Versailles Day Trip and gain skip the line access to the Marie Antoinette and Sun King’s Palace. 

FAQ

Which places can you visit near Paris?

The list of places to visit outside of Paris is endless. Castles, natural parks, and medieval fortresses are within close reach of the city. Here are some of the best side-trips from Paris: 


  • Versailles: Feel like a royal walking around the Chateau de Versailles. While there, enjoy a picnic in its ‎800-hectare garden.
  • Disneyland Paris: Enjoy Disney-inspired rides and watch the impressive firework show at the end of the day. 
  • Mont-Saint-Michel: Explore the breathtaking Abbey and monastery in the Normandy region. 

Where can I travel by train from Paris?

Paris is well connected to all major cities and towns in France by TGV trains. The Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon are the central stations from which trains leave the city every hour. Whether it's for a day trip or a weekend getaway, you are never too far from anywhere. Discover Île-de-France, Provence, Côte d'Azur, Grand Est, or the rest of Europe by train.


Is it possible to take a day trip from Paris to other countries?

Thanks to the region’s high-speed trains, it is possible to take day trips from Paris to Amsterdam or enjoy a Paris to Brussels day trip. Although you will reach the cities in one to three hours, you would be running around and not quite enjoying the sights. 


Book 2 day trips outside of Paris and enjoy even more around the French Capital.

Where should I go for a weekend outside of Paris?

There are multiple places to visit near Paris that are perfect for a weekend escape.  London, Brussels, and Amsterdam, all make great weekend trips from Paris to the rest of Europe.

Can I travel from Paris to London?

Yes! Travel to the cosmopolitan city where the old meets the new. From skyscrapers to historical landmarks, there are countless things to do in London; you’ll need a full weekend to explore it all. Eurostar trains depart from Gare du Nord (Paris) and arrive at St. Pancras station (London) in about 2.5 hours. 

Are there day trips to Brussels from Paris?

Absolutely.  As the Capital of the European Union, Brussels is a hub for international organizations and government bodies. Enjoy green spaces as well as the gothic architecture buildings around the historical center. The quickest train from central Paris takes around 1.5 hours.

Can I visit Amsterdam from Paris over the weekend?

Heading from Paris to Amsterdam over the weekend is a great trip to make. Visit the city famous for its canal system, bike paths, and gabled facade houses. Be sure not to miss out on a tour through the Anne Frank House, a visitor’s favorite. The distance between Paris and Amsterdam is 3 hours by train. 

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