Even though Paris is one of the world’s great cities, sometimes you just need a day away from The City of Lights. If you’re staying in Paris long enough, taking a day trip from Paris is a great idea. Here are a few ideas for day trips from Paris.
And if you’re up for a long day trip, you can even visit another country for a few hours – check out these tips for getting from Paris to Amsterdam!
Monet’s Garden at Giverny
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For a half-day trip to a Versailles-like chateau and gardens without the crowds, Fontaineleau is a must. (Learn how to get from Paris to Fontainebleau)
The Loire Valley
The medieval fortified town of Provins is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The beautiful cathedral in Bayeux is the highlight of a trip to this town.
If you’re inclined toward Disneyland Paris but you want something with a bit more of a French flavor, try the Parc Asterix amusement park on for size.
A trip to the fortified town of Saint-Malo in Brittany is more likely an overnight trip from Paris. (Learn about getting from Paris to Saint-Malo)