There is enough to see and do in Paris that staying in the city can easily fill your full vacation itinerary. But one of the joys of being in Paris is that you’re so close to so many amazing experiences to be had outside the city. Here, we’ve chosen our favorite day trips from Paris – and if you’re willing to get up early just one day on vacation, we think they’re more than worth it.
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May 13, 2013
Summer in Paris – not as nightmarish as you’d think! In fact, it’s quite the opposite – with the sun not setting until 10 at night and plenty of fun (and free!) events throughout the city, visiting Paris in the summer can give you a unique experience that’s more than simply visiting the museums and sights. Let’s break it down by month, shall we?
April 22, 2013
Cheese. Bread. Pastries. With all the amazing things to eat in Paris, it’s a wonder anyone has time to visit the museums! If your itinerary for Paris looks more like a grocery list than a guide book, then you’ll want to check out our tips for food lovers who are ready to fall in love with the City of Light.
April 10, 2013
Paris is arguably the most romantic city on Earth, so it’s no wonder that people go there to stoke the flames of love. But are there specifically romantic things to do in Paris? We sure think so. Here are our favorites.
April 1, 2013
For being so large and at time so traffic-congested, Paris remains one of the friendliest for biking. Whether you bring your own, rent one from the city or take a bike tour, it gives even frequent visitors a fresh new look at the City of Light.
March 12, 2013
Because Paris is a major transportation hub in Europe, chances are you’ll be passing through the City of Light – and if you do a little finagling, you can spend one unforgettable day there before continuing on your way!
February 11, 2013
You may have forsaken the printed word for your iPad screen; perhaps the books in your home now serve as doorstops. But spend even a short amount of time in Paris, and you’ll see that reading books in cafes is a Parisian stereotype for a reason. If all those gorgeous people with their noses buried in books has inspired you, then you should find what you’re looking for in one of these fantastic bookshops in Paris.
January 28, 2013
Everyone asks what there is to do in Paris, but no one seems to ask what NOT to do! Here’s some solid advice for all visitors to Paris, whether it’s your first or your 51st time in the City of Light.
June 28, 2012
It’s big, it’s popular and it’s a little overwhelming, so how best to maximize your time at Disneyland Paris? Be prepared! Make a plan!
Firstly, there are two actual parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Do a bit of research to see what is where and which things are essentials on your list. A Park-Hopper ticket lets you go to both. For the shoppers among you, you may want to add a side trip to the nearby La Vallee Village designer outlets.
May 21, 2012
The D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 were the beginning of the end of World War II much due to the heroic action by Allied troops including US and British forces, to begin taking Europe back from the Nazis.
The 50-mile (80-km) stretch of beaches codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword are now one of the most visited sites in France, housing memorial museums (at Caen and Bayeaux), cemeteries (Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial) and a self-guided walk at Omaha Beach (Circuit de la Plage d’Omaha), the site of the worst fighting.