17 best day trips from Paris

If you are in Paris and the weekend is just around the corner, you must be thinking of your perfect holiday destination. We just made a list of top 17 places you can easily visit during the weekend. Some of them are amazing day trip options, as well. If you think public transportation is just not your type, we provide private tours from Paris where you own the steering and travel the way you like. Here are your perfect weekend options:



The city of Versailles



23 kilometres from Paris

The city of Versailles is located 23 kilometres away making its own of the most easily accessible day trips from Paris. The city is consecrated with a large number of tourist attractions so you can have a full day tour if you plan a day trip to Versailles.

Versailles is better known for its magnificent castle and its surrounding estate. Enriched with history, the palace served as the residence of King Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.

Château de Versailles has a lot to offer to the fans of medieval architecture. The iconic hall of mirrors, Chapelle Palatiale, grand apartments of the King and Queen and the beautiful 800 hectares of the estate with gardens and beautifully tailored park are some of the unmissable attractions of the palace. Primary tickets to enter the Palace start at £40. However, the visit is free for French teachers, minors, and people with disabilities.

Grand Trianon, situated on the outskirts of the city, is another magnificient sight to see. The interior and exterior of the hamlet are equally admirable.

Other locations you might be interested in visiting in the city of Versailles are Royal Opera of Versailles, Versailles Cathedral and Notre-Dame de Versailles.

The tickets for entering these places range from £4 to £10. Avoid the queues and book a private tour to the city and see the beauty of this royal attraction.

More informations about Versailles:

Address: Place d’Armes – 78000 Versailles

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Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris


40 kilometres from Paris

If you are in Paris with your family, a day trip to Disneyland Paris is a must. This magical land of the Mickey mouse is just 40km from the capital and has so much to offer to all the fun lovers around. You can try more than 300 rides in there.

Some of the most famous rides in Disneyland Paris are Big Thunder Mountain, Alice’s Curious Castle, The Ghost Manor, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain. You may also get a chance to meet your favourite Disney characters.

Disneyland Paris also offers some of the best fast food cafes so you don’t need to worry if you get hungry after all these exciting rides.

The price of an entry ticket to Disneyland Paris for one day and two parks is £107.

More informations about Disneyland Paris:

Address: Disneyland Paris, Boulevard du Parc, 77700 Serris/Coupvray

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Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly


50 kilometres from Paris

Chateau de Chantilly is situated half an hour from Paris. It is another great day trip from the capital. Skip the queue and book a private tour to admire one of the most magnificent castles of France. With 7800 hectares of lush green land, exquisite parks surrounded by serene waters, Chantilly is a tourists dream. Duke of Aumale, Henri d'Orleans did wonders to the castle to make it a perfect historical monument worth our time. The architecture, interior and exterior of the castle reflect the royal taste of the Duke of Aumale.

The Chantilly Castle owns the Conde museum encompassing the second most extensive collection of prehistoric paintings. The Library with 19000 volumes of books are another great attraction for book lovers. The most appealing thing about the castle is the garden. Three types of beautifully couturier gardens surround Chantilly castle. 119 hectares of French, English and Anglo-Chinese gardens create a majestic view.

The castle is accessible from 10 am to 6 pm and you will have to pay £8 to visit the park and £11 to see the estate. Book a private tour now and make everlasting memories.

More informations about Chateau de Chantilly:

Address: Rue du Connétable 60500 Chantilly

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Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord


179 kilometres from Paris

Located two hours away from Paris Chateau de Chambord is one of the most beautiful castles of Loire Valley. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage site the castle preserves 500 years of unforgettable history of France.

Constructed by King François I, Château de Chambord was a hunting lodge for the king. It was also a place to meet his mistress, who hailed from a significant French family. It reflects the majestic and startling blend of Italian and French artistry.

The Castle marks the presence of Leonardo Da Vinci, the most celebrated artist of all time. The most tempting part of the castle is the double helix staircase, an admirable icon by the greatest artist of all time.

With a collection of 4500 artistic pieces, the interior of the castle is a shining marvel depicting the history and cultural norms.

The formal French gardens around the Chambord castle cover over 18,874 square meters, redefining grandeur and beauty.

Chateau de Chambord is as massive as the inner city of Paris. Flora and fauna of the park can be enjoyed using horse ride, bike, carriage or a car.

The price of the tickets to Chateau de Chambord begins at €11.

More informations about Chateau de Chambord:

Address: Route de Thoury 41250 Chambord

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The Beaches of D-Day’s Normandy Landing

Omaha Beach


Normandy beaches are one of the most essential and unprecedented parts of history. The D Day landing area is divided into five beaches covering more than 5km of the coast.

The historical D Day landing started on the morning of 6 June. The British forces dominated the Sword and Gold Beach with the Canadians at Juno. The American forces landed at the Omaha and Utah. The allies landing on these beaches had to face sturdy resistance from the German forces.

On the Sword beaches, you can witness Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique Le Bunker. The bunker depicts the Nazi defense strength. The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 Pm.

The Juno beach centre at the Courseulles-Sur-Mer is a maple shaped contemporary museum. The Maple leaf shape illustrates the Canadian sacrifices on D Day. Juno Beach Centre ticket prices start at €10.00.

The steep lush and beautiful Pointe du Hoc was given to the rangers. The cliff tells tales of bravery and courage of the dauntless soldiers fighting for the cause.

The Utah beach has this Musée Airborne located at Mère-Eglise which is a tribute to the American paratroopers who fought on the D Day. You can also experience an intense sensory experience of the World War at the new wing of the museum. The ticket for the tour starts at $11.

The Normandy D Day beaches are a rich historical site to have a glance at the how and where World War II ended.

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74 kilometres from Paris

Giverny is an artist’s paradise. Situated two hours from Paris, this place is worth the travel. The picturesque village of Giverny owns the residence of Claude Monet, the World Class painter, and artist of France.

Claude Monet’s garden is a glimpse of a fairy tale dream. The Japanese bridge, colourful ornamentals, Maples, bamboo, Japanese peonies, willow trees, the admirable water lilies, metal archways of the garden will give you a majestic experience. The price starts from £11 and guided or private tours may cost up to £190.

Claude Monet spent the peak years of his life in this small yet exquisite village. His long-drawn-out pastel pink house is now turned into a museum and it is surrounded by the flower-filled water garden. Each room of the house speaks of the unparalleled taste of Monet.

Church of Sainte-Radegonde is a 15th-century building now better known for the resting place of Claude Monet.

Muse des Impressionism contains masterpieces of the impressionist art. The building of the museum is a sight to see with terraces, hedges and flowerbeds. The price of the entry ticket for adults is £7.

Address: 99 rue Claude Monet – 27620 Giverny

Just remember that Giverny remains closed for tourists from December to March so plan your trip keeping this in mind.

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135 kilometres from Paris

Set 135km away from Paris, the city of Rouen is the heart of the Normandy region. It is famous for its history, the medieval buildings, the cobblestone streets and its classical French attire. The city of Rouen is associated with Joan of Arc because she was burnt alive here back in 1431. You may want to visit the Joan of Arc Tower, Église Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc de Rouen (the location where she was burnt), and the sculpture of Joan of Arc in the old market square.

Cathedral Notre Dame of Rouen is a splendid depiction of flamboyant gothic style architecture. It’s a must-visit if you are in Rouen. With no tickets, the church is free to visit.

The old market is filled with beautiful timber-framed building surrounding the square. The square is a quaint site to take a short break.

If museums attract you then you are at the right place. The city of Rouen is filled with museums carrying different types of masterpieces from the past. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Musée de Rouen and the Musée de la Céramique are some of the finest options in Rouen.

If you intend to explore the regions of Normandy and Brittany, make Rouen the base and quickly travel around the regions.

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143 kilometres from Paris

If you came to France for an ultimate champagne experience, head directly to Epernay, the Champagne capital of the world.

Begin your tour of Epernay from Avenue de Champagne. Admire the amazing architecture and feel the wine cellars just beneath your feet.

Three most famous champagne brands of not only Epernay but the World are Champagne Mercier, Moët et Chandon and Castellane. Champagne is an elite luxury, so the prices may seem a bit high, but the delicious champagne is worth it.

Champagne tasting tours start from £2000. With more than 300 locations for an amazing tasting experience. Gabrielle Dorziat theatre showcases Drama, classical and jazz music and dance by various artists around the world. The ticket to the theatre starts at £11. Grab yours now.

Chateau Perrier is a museum with a massive volume of documents on champagne making, the issues in the making of best champagne of the world, and archaeological history. Along with this, the architecture of the chateau is also very fascinating. The ticket price for the chateau is £40.

Lastly, you may also want to pay tribute to Benedictine Monk Dom Perignon, who found out how to stop bursting of sparkling wine bottles. The tomb was made in Abbey of Saint Pierre in the village of Hautvillers.

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91 kilometres from Paris

With more than 20 historic monuments, Chartres is a beautiful French city full of life and fun. It is located 91km from Paris.

Let’s begin with the Chartres Cathedral, which is a pilgrimage site since the days of its inception. The beautifully chiseled portals, stained glass windows, and the flying buttresses create a magical view. The interior of the cathedral is equally captivating. Visit the marvel in just £7.

Centre International du Vitrail is the place where you will see the craftsmen recreating the historical gem and making the stained glass to preserve the ancient architecture. Prices to entry start at £5.

Next on the list is yet another church preserving the history of worship that dates back to the 7th century. The church has a long history the visitors may not remember that forever. Still, they will never forget the nave and apse and the beautiful stained glass windows of the chapel.

The history of Église Saint-Pierre dates back to the 7th century. This is one of the most graceful yet prehistoric buildings in the town. The price starts from £3.

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233 kilometres from Paris

Caen may not be the best option for a day trip. It is more than 3 hours’ drive from the capital. It is appropriate to book a private tour to Caen and spend a whole weekend in the city.

Let’s begin with the Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, an 11th-century building belonging to Matilda, the wife of William the conquerer. It also houses the tomb of Matilda.

Chateau de Caen Abbaye aux Hommes, Mémorial de Caen and Château de Bénouville are some of the most exquisite places in the city of Caen.

Memorial Pegasus is a memorial museum paying tribute to the British 6th Airborne division. The bridge was built in 1934 on the river Orne. Another World War II commemorative is the Mémorial de Caen. It is a 70-meter-long tunnel exhibiting the memories of the World War. The ticket price starts at $8.

If you are searching for other museums, the city of Caen will not disappoint you. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen encompasses classical masterpieces of history. The prices of the tickets to the museums start at £7.

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197 kilometres from Paris

Yes. Honfleur is the city with the most picturesque harbor you kept seeing in the Instagram posts of millions of people. Honfleur is two and a half hours away from Paris.

It has the most beautiful timbered houses, cobblestone streets and the eccentric harbour that has to be visited over and over.

The Old dock of Vieux Basin is your first destination in the city of Honfleur. Tall and timbered townhouses create a beautiful view for the tourists.

Saint Catherine's catholic church is another beautiful medieval church of all times. It is entirely made of wood ad depicts the creativity of the French.

Satie museum is a red timbered building containing fantastic work of the Picasso and Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie. A guided tour will only cost £3. Honfleur also offers an exquisite gastronomical experience. The traditional cuisine includes Gazepascho soup, Bouillabaisse, and seafood.

The beautiful Normandy bridge connects Honfleur, Seine and Le Havre. It offers a quaint panoramic view of the Estuary. Chappelle Notre Dame de Grace is a 17th-century building lying on the top of the hill. It gives a majestic view of the Seine estuary.

Next, is the Eugene Boudin Museum containing exquisite masterpieces of Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin. More than 2500 pieces of art depict the beauty of the city of Honfleur. The ticket price of the museum is £6.

Honfleur is one of the most wanted destinations in France. It should be on your list too.

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226 kilometres from Paris

Amboise is the right tourist destination for the fans of Leonardo Da Vinci. It is located 226 kilometres away from the city of Paris. Amboise is one of the most called on cities in the country.

The most prominent attraction of the city of Amboise is the Chateau d'Amboise. It was built in the 15th-century by King Charles II. The gothic and renaissance style architecture of the castle compliments the statues, domed ceilings, and stained glass. You can see the castle from a long distance. Don’t forget to visit the chapel of St Hubert, another excellent site within the castle. The ticket price starts at $14.

The Clos-Luce castle is present just outside the central City Centre. Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life in this castle. Close to the Clos-Luce lies the Royal Domaine of Chateau Gilliard famous for the Italian touch in the architecture and garden. It was built by King Charles III. The ticket price for entry starts at $14.

Lastly, if you happen to be there on Sunday, don’t forget to visit the Sunday food market of Amboise. It has more than 200 stalls selling a wide variety of goods and eatables. Buy yourself a souvenir and create a cherishing memory.

The architecturally rich châteaux, landscapes, and the historical monuments of Amboise are awaiting your visit. Book a private tour now, and get on your feet.

Le Havre

Le Havre


196 kilometres from Paris

Le Havre is the busiest port city in Normandy, France. It is the place where the English Channel meets the seine river. Since it was bombed in WW2, this city is not like other French cities depicting picturesque France.

It is a modern attractive city designed by Auguste Perret. It’s post-war marvelous buildings and constructions make it a very striking UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city offers a lot of amazing and captivating sites for the tourists to cherish. Let’s explore the best destinations in Le Havre:

The most prominent site in Le Havre is the St Joseph Church. Designed by Auguste Perret, this church is the true beauty and reflection of modern art and architecture. Hire a guide and have a look at this magnificent neo gothic temple.

For those of you who love nature and plants, Jardins Suspendus is the perfect place for you. This botanical garden has plants from all the five continents. Not only the horticulturist but the hanging garden here is every person’s dream to see.

Since it is a port city, you can’t miss out the Le Havre beach. The blue water, pebble beach and rows of restaurants make the Le Havre beach, a must-visit site for tourists.

The Le Havre port is also as attractive as the Le Havre beach. Known as one of the most prominent posts in the world, it offers the tourists to enjoy private or group cruises.

The list of other spectacular, eye catching tourist hotspots are:

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and enjoy the Le Havre port city.

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Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel


359 kilometres from Paris

Mont Saint Michel is a fairyland icon of Europe. It is located between the regions of Brittany and Normandy. It is one of the most visited places in France. Mont Saint Michel is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site for its beauty and history associated with it.

This picturesque island survived The Hundred Years War, French War of Religion, French Revolution and the hard time under Napoleon I and still stands with courageously inviting millions of visitors every year.

Visit the abbey at the top of the hill, which gives a panoramic view of the bay and sand backs surrounding Mont. The splendid monastery and the beautiful cobblestone streets make the place a beautiful memory. Admission to the abbey cost €10 only.

Mont offers a complete package to the visitors. You have several options to eat in here. You can also stay a night in the home-turned-hotels. Per night prices of the hotels of Mont saint Michel starts from £80. The prices may vary with time and season.

Its recommended to visit it during the high tides when the Mont seems to float just above the clear blue water.

More informations about Le Mont Saint Michel:

Address: Mont Saint-Michel: 50170, France

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144 kilometres from Paris

Reims is located 144 kilometres from Paris. It houses several UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a must-visit city for wine lovers and those who want to experience history at its best.

Let’s begin with the cathedral Notre Dame de Reims, one of the most important cathedrals in the history of France. It is renowned for hosting 25 coronations of the French Kings. Within the cathedral, we have the Abbey of Saint-Rémi and the archiepiscopal Tau Palace which are worth a visit. Visit the historic cathedral at just £3.

The Palace exhibits sculpture, tapestries, and monuments and historical objects from the last coronation of the French King Charles X.

With beautiful architecture and delicate design, the Villa Demoiselle stands tall since 1909. Everything about the Villa Demoiselle is just amazing.

Other must visit places in Reims include Halles du Boulingrin, Drouet d’Erlon, Musee, Automobile Reims Champagne, Palace Royale, Carnegie library and Musee des Beaux-Arts.

Now coming to the wine lovers. Take a wine tasting tour and don’t forget to check-in Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, Tattinger, Ruinart, Pommery, Lanson Drappier, Pommery and Mumm. The Champagne tasting tours begin from £20 and the prices vary according to the wine breweries.

Reims has a lot to offer to the tourists. It is advised to book a private tour and visit the city just the way you like. Book a trip now and enjoy the serene historical monuments.

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263 kilometres from Paris

The deadly war clearly defines the city of Bayeux it has faced in the past. The museums, memorials and almost all the architectural structure of the city depict what the war did to France. It is located 263 km away from Paris.

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Bayeux is a beautiful Romanesque-style building with a clear presentation of the gothic touch. It also marks the presence of William the Conqueror and all tales associated with him. The ticket price starts at £7.

Conservatoire de la Dentelle offers a lace-making experience for the tourists. It not only displays the art but also offers courses to learn this graceful art.

The Bayeux Tapestry contains large images and cryptograms, the cloth depicting the conquer by the Normans. It is a beautiful artistic depiction of the war fought dauntlessly. The ticket price is £9.

The Bayeux War Cemetery is the last home of 4500 brave soldiers; most of them were British soldiers. It also has a memorial paying tribute to 1800 soldiers who could not have a place of Burial.

Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy is another site to remember the deadly war fought decades ago. It showcases military equipment, fighter tanks, and smaller arms and uniforms used by the soldiers fighting in the war. The old town of Bayeux miraculously remained safe during the war.

The old building in the city stands quaintly while the river flows around them gently.

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184 kilometres from Paris

Blois, a magnificent city, packed with monuments and architectural wonders, is located at the edge of the river Loire. It is not only a gateway to history’s most marvelous buildings but also boasts its own beautifully structured townhouses. 184km from Paris, Blois is a perfect holiday destination.

Château de Blois is a stunning place, and it should not be missed at any cost. It is a real example of the opulence of the French court. It has witnessed the assassinations, intrigues and melodramas of the monarchs.

Unlike other museums or art centres, Fondation du Doute emphasizes on the new definition of art that is different than the traditional style. There is enough of striking and innovative artwork in this place to keep you hooked.

Some of the other well-known attention-grabbing, spectacular tourist attractions in Blois are The old city, Escalier Denis Papin, Place Louis XII, Rue du Puits-Châtel.

Blois is absolutely worth your consideration and you would surely not regret it.

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