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Top 6 Best Day Trips from Paris

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Paris is great, but if you want a break from the city there are many day trips you can take to other amazing destinations around France. Here are six of the best day trips from Paris, all easily accessible by train in less than an hour!


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1. Versailles

Versailles is a must-visit destination and one of the most popular day trips from Paris. It’s easy to see why.This impressive palace is one of the most grand and luxurious in all of Europe! The extensive gardens are also not to be missed. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance so you don’t get stuck waiting in line once you arrive.

How to get there: Take the RER C train to Versailles and walk about five minutes to the palace.


2. Giverny
Home to Claude Monet’s famous home and gardens, Giverny is a sleepy village in the Normandy region of France. This day trip is a must for art and history lovers. Wandering through the gardens that inspired some of Monet’s most famous Impressionist paintings is sure to leave you feeling inspired as well.

Be sure to buy tickets in advance to visit Monet’s House so you do not have to wait in line!

How to get there: Take the train from Saint-Lazare in Paris to Vernon-Giverny. The train stops in Vernon, and you can either walk about an hour along the old railroad tracks to reach Giverny if the weather is nice, or take a shuttle bus.


3. Reims
Reims is the unofficial capital the Champagne region of France. You can visit the famous champagne houses like Veuve Cliquot, Ruinart, and G.H. Martel & Co. All of these houses offer cellar tours and champagne tastings. Reims is also known for its beautiful Gothic cathedral in the center of town.

How to get there: From Gare de l’Est, take the TGV to Reims.


4. Chantilly
One of the most magical cheateaux in France, Chantilly is a must-visit destination located just half an hour from Paris by train. You can tour the chateau itself along with the gardens. Don’t forget to stop in the village for some of the famous Chantilly whipped cream!

How to get there: Take the TER Picardie train from Gare du Nord to Chantilly, then walk about 15 minutes to reach the chateau.


5. Disneyland Paris
Perfect for kids (or adults who are just kids at heart!) Disneyland Paris is a fun and easy day trip everyone will love. Just hop on the RER A train from Paris and you can be at Europe’s version of The Happiest Place on Earth in less than an hour.

Disneyland Paris is actually made of two theme parks, Parc Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios. Read this post for tips on planning the perfect day trip to Disneyland Paris.

How to get there: Take the RER A train from Paris to Marne-la-Vallée (the last stop) then walk about five minutes to the parks.


6. Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau is another impressive chateau outside of Paris offering tours of its palace and gardens. The chateau is also surrounded by a forest known for its natural beauty, and there are many hiking and biking paths that visitors can use.

How to get there: From Gare du Nord, take the TER train to Fontainebleau-Avon.

These are the best day trips from Paris. Enjoy your trip!


When it doubt, it’s always best to book your trip to Paris with a Travel Agent! Did you know that many Travel Agents even specialize in Paris travel? Travel Agents are able to get you special packages, exclusive deals, and often don’t cost you more! Click Here to find a Travel Agent using our directory.


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