One of the fun things about visiting Europe is that so many different cultures are so close together. And that is never more true than in Paris – from England to Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, there are some fantastic day trips that help you check another country off your bucket list! Today, we’ll talk about how a Bruges day trip from Paris can be an easy and memorable experience.
Paris is a gem unto itself, but it’s surrounded by equally stunning and eloquent sights. Try a Versailles and Giverny Day Trip and see two of the most popular trips from Paris all on one convenient tour.
From November through the first week of January is a magical time in Paris. It seems like the entire city wraps itself in a giant bow and delivers itself to visitors! But the French are fanatical about vacation time during this most charming of seasons – so if you’re thinking of visiting, it’s important to know about Paris holiday closures that may affect your own vacation plans.
Champagne corks were popping around me in stereo sound, creating a festive atmosphere from the moment I sat down in the old Paradis Latin theatre. This was my 4th trip to Paris and my first time ever attending a Paris cabaret show. I was pretty excited to not only be in such an old historical theatre, but my real excitement was steeped in the chance to watch the dancers. A little secret about me – I love watching dance shows – so the chance to watch one live was pretty exciting. Plus, all of those popping corks meant it was going to be a champagne filled evening.
Whether it’s your first trip to France or you’re living in Paris and just want to get away for a day, visiting Champagne from Paris couldn’t be easier, or more fun. There are many ways to go about it, so let’s take a look at your main choices.
With so much to see and do in Paris, managing time can be a real issue, even for the most experienced traveler. Having a guide who knows their way around can be invaluable; the only thing better would be skipping the huge lines at the most popular sites. Could it be possible to pull off both? Yes! By booking Viator’s Best of Paris Tour, we accomplished this seemingly impossible feat.
The French invented the word gourmet, and the food that accompanies it. You can’t talk about a trip to France without out talking about the food. Food is a huge part of the country’s culture. What better way to experience it with a local guide leading us on a food and market tour of the Bastille district to some local gems. The Bastille district is infamous from the storming of the Bastille prison that stood in this neighborhood during the time of the revolution. However, there is much more to it now and we are going to taste it.
They do eat some strange things here, but so much of it is so good that it’s worth it to get to know the cuisine better. And with the many food tours in Paris on offer, you can be sure to order with confidence – and chow down to your heart’s delight!
It’s macabre and seems a little untoward to visit the site of human remains with a camera in hand. That being said, I’ve done it several times before, and have found beauty and cause for reflection during such excursions, which has encouraged me to do it again. And I was most deeply intrigued to venture deep underground Paris to visit the famed catacombs – piles of bones from 7 million former Parisians, spanning 13 centuries? It is truly a must-see. But not first without skipping the 3-4 hour line-up that exists outside the entrance during the peak season of summer – the crowd wrapped around the entire block and passed the beginning of the line. Our guide for the small-group Catacombs tour had been up early to wait in the queue on our behalf, and we were able to get in within the first thirty minutes of opening.