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?
May 6, 2013
Yes, you can go to Paris from London on a day trip! The journey takes you from London’s St Pancras International station to Paris Gare du Nord via the Chunnel in just 2.5 hours. With that kind of fast travel, you can get in a bit of sightseeing in Paris before sitting down to lunch, and have the entire afternoon and early evening as well – even an early dinner can be squeezed in!
March 25, 2013
If you’re in Paris during the spring and summer, put Giverny on your list of day trips. It combines art, history, beautiful scenery and seeing another part of France – and you’ll still be back in Paris in time for dinner!
March 20, 2013
With so many easy day trips from Paris, it can be easy to put off visiting Mont Saint-Michel for some other trip. But it is worth the small bit of advance planning to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site in person – it’s nothing short of astonishing.
February 25, 2013
Just a day trip away from Paris is a whole other world – one of half-timbered homes, stately villages and one of the oldest wine regions in France. Let’s see just how much you can discover about Burgundy in just one day away from Paris.
February 6, 2013
The Champagne Region of France is the perfect side trip for the Paris visitor – different enough to give you a good idea of what’s happening outside of the City of Light, but close enough not to take up precious vacation time getting there and back. Here are some tips for visiting Champagne.
December 8, 2012
Do you love Paris, but hate the long lines? Would you like to explore the City of Light without bumping into families from back home at every turn? Then you want to come in the winter, when the steamy windows of warm cafes beckon and you have the city’s sites pretty much to yourself.
October 22, 2012
“On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there, we all dance there. On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there in a ring.”
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.