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Day Trips from Paris

The 8 Best Excursions & Tours in France and Day Trips from Paris

Day Trips from Paris

Information and tips about enjoyable day trips, tours, and excursions from the heart of Paris. Tips for the best activities and things to do in Paris, France can be found at parisbypierre.com

Excursions and day trips from Paris

Paris is a vibrant city with beautiful architecture, museums, and cathedrals. Northern France and its surroundings offer their visitors beautiful and one-of-a-kind locations. An overview of the best-liked excursions and day trips from the heart of Paris to Northern France may be found below:

1. Day trip to the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is located 20 kilometers from the heart of Paris. It is one of France' most prominent tourist attractions. The enormous palace was built for the French royal family in the 17th century and has over 700 lavishly decorated rooms. The most impressive rooms include the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Bedroom, and the Gallery of Battles. The Royal Gardens are immense, with many classical fountains and statues.

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dagtocht ParijsDay trip from Paris to the Royal Gardens of Versailles

From the Montparnasse train station in Paris, you can easily travel to the Palace of Versailles. A regional train ticket with final stop 'Versailles Château-Rive Gauche' is required. From this train station, it is a 15-minute walk to the estate of Versailles. For additional information, please click here


2. Day trip to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is located 30 kilometers from the heart of Paris. It is Europe’s best-known and most popular theme park. Disneyland Paris includes two theme parks: the original Disneyland Park and the new Walt Disney Studios Park. You’ll need at least two days to visit both theme parks.

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From the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, you can easily travel to Disneyland Paris. A regional train ticket with final stop 'Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy' is required. For additional information, please click here


3. Day trip to Château de Chantilly

Château de Chantilly is located 55 kilometers from the heart of Paris. It is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved castles in France. The castle is decorated with antique French furniture and has a large collection of antique French paintings. The ancient library is the gem of the castle. The castle grounds and stables can also be visited.

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From the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, you can travel to Château de Chantilly. A regional ticket with final stop 'Gare de Chantilly Gouvieux' is required. From this train station, it is a 2.5 kilometer walk towards the historic castle. For additional information, please click here


4. Excursion to Giverney - Monet’s Gardens

Giverney is located 75 kilometers from the heart of Paris. Well-known French artist Claude Monet lived in this charming village; he has lived there for over 43 years. Monet’s former home and gardens can be visited there. Some of his best-known works were heavily inspired by his stunning gardens, full of flowers and beautiful ponds.

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dagtochten ParijsVisit the Gardens of Monet in Giverney, France

It takes an hour and a half to drive from Paris to Giverney on either the A13 or A14. It is not recommended to travel to Giverney by public transport because that requires switching trains and buses several times. An organized excursion from the heart of Paris to Giverney is a good substitute. For additional information, please click here


5. Excursion to the Champagne Region

The Champagne Region of France is located about 150 kilometers from the heart of Paris. The green vineyards are typical of the beautiful region. Especially in summer, the vines are a feast for the eyes. The Champagne Region has several lovely French cities; the most well-known of them is the historic city of Reims. The cathedral of Reims is known as one of the gems of French Gothic architecture. It is possible to book an organized excursion from the heart of Paris to the Champagne Region. For additional information, please click here

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6. Excursion to the D-Day beaches in Normandy

The invasion beaches of Normandy are located 250 kilometers from the heart of Paris. During WWII, these beaches were crucial for the liberation of Western Europe. Several remains of the important battle can still be seen in Normandy, like concrete platforms, bunkers, and tanks. There is also a war museum and a large American cemetery. Over 10,000 American soldiers are buried at the cemetery. It is possible to book an organized excursion from the heart Paris to the D-Day beaches in Normandy. For additional information, please click here

parijs omgevingExcursion from Paris to the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France
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7. Excursion to the Loire Valley

The French region of the Loire is 280 kilometers from the heart of Paris. The region is well-known for its magnificent historic castles. Château Chambord is the best-known and most beautiful castle in the Loire Valley. In the Loire region, the charming town of Blois is well worth a visit. It is possible to book an organized excursion from the heart of Paris to the Loire Valley. For additional information, please click here

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8. Excursion to Mont Saint-Michel

The Mont Saint-Michel island is a popular sight in Normandy. The small island is located 360 kilometers from the heart of Paris. On the island, you can visit a unique medieval village and the famous abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. The majestic abbey dates back to the 11th century and is the landmark of Normandy. Over 3.5 million individuals visit Mont Saint-Michel each year. If you wish to learn more about Mont Saint-Michel, please click here for additional information

Excursie Mont-Saint-MichelExcursion from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel
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It is possible to book an organized excursion from the heart of Paris to Mont Saint-Michel. For additional information, please click here

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