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 8, 2013
For shopaholics, Paris’s marché aux puces (flea markets) are at the top of the must-do list when visiting. But even those who have no interest in shopping shouldn’t discount the flea markets entirely; they can be a fascinating look into the quotidian life of Parisians throughout history, and a fine walk outside on a nice weekend morning!
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!
April 29, 2013
Impressionist art is just what it sounds like – paintings that give the viewer an impression of the subject, rather than a photo-like realism. It started in the mid- to late-19th century, and it took the art world by storm – and still inspires artists today.
April 15, 2013
No trip to Paris, especially for first-timers, is complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. But one look at the crowds gathered at the ticket offices under this soaring landmark, and suddenly you have better things to do. Except, what if you could skip that line, and head right to the very top? If that idea interests you, we have some secrets to share.
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 3, 2013
Paris is an art lover’s dream – from the hallowed halls of the world’s top museums to edgy galleries and innovative street art, there’s something to admire no matter where you look. But, that being said – here’s where to look!
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 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!