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Day Trips From Paris

Taking day trips from Paris is all a part of the Parisian experience, as the surrounding areas have just as much to offer as the city itself. Places like Versailles, Giverny, and Chantilly have all created their own unique auras that capture the essence of French culture and history.

Not only do they blow away visitors with fine cuisine, beautiful art, and statement fashion, but they also surprise guests with their interesting cultural attractions. With a long and sordid history, there’s so much to learn about the surrounding areas that could send shivers down your spine – and this is just a portion of what there is to look forward to during your Paris trips.

Day Trips from Paris

These are a few of the day trips from Paris that we offer. Whether you want to explore the royal palace of Versailles, visit Fontainebleau, or learn about Normandy, there’s a trip that will suit your fancy.

Full-Day Versailles

Versailles Full Day Trip from Paris

From€1,299
8 Hours
Our Private Day Trip to Versailles includes skip-the-line tickets to the Palace & Fountains Garden. Moreover, escape from the crowd with the visit of the estate of Trianon, Marie-Antoinette's refuge.
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April to October

Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” Tour – Giverny & Orangerie

From€1,499
8 Hours
Spend a day with Claude Monet by discovering his magnificent art at Orangerie Museum and Giverny: home to Monet's incredible Japanese Garden!
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Medieval Heritage

Charming Old Villages around Paris

From€1,999
10 Hours
Journey through medieval France on this private tour. Explore Provins, uncover Templar mysteries, admire Meaux Cathedral and eat brie cheese!
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Behind the scenes

VIP Versailles – Behind Closed Doors

From€2,299
Full day
Our Private Day Trip to Versailles includes skip-the-line tickets to the Palace & Fountains Garden but also a VIP access to the area of the palace where the kings actually lived. Moreover, escape from the crowd with the visit to the estate of Trianon, Marie-Antoinette's refuge.
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April to October

Giverny Private Tour – Claude Monet’s House & Garden

From€999
5 Hours
Explore the village where Claude Monet spent half of his life. Discover his house, his workshop and the impressive Japonese flower garden he grew. Its colors and light was an inspiration for many of his works.
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Napoleon's Castle
private day trip from paris

A day with Emperor Napoleon and Josephine

From€999
6 Hours
Discover all about Napoleon with your private guide, from the French Revolution to his exile on Saint Helena island. Be amazed by visiting the Dome of the Invalides where he is buried, the Castle of Malmaison, located outside of Paris. Access to the top of the Arc of Triumph.
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Vaux & Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau & Vaux-le-Vicomte Day Trip from Paris

From€1,599
8 Hours
Discover Fontainebleau, famous for being the last residence of Napoleon Bonaparte before his final exile. A favorite Summer home for 34 Kings and 2 Emperors over 800 years of our history!​ Then head to Vaux-le-vicomte, a legendary site and the inspiration for the palace of Versailles!
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Chartres

Chartres Half-Day Trip from Paris

From€899
5 Hours
Discover with your guide the beautiful city of Chartres, less crowded than Paris. Be amazed by the cathedral and its colored stained glasses.
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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau Half-Day Trip from Paris

From€899
5 Hours
Fontainebleau is famous for being the last residence of Napoleon Bonaparte before his final exile. A favorite Summer home for 34 Kings and 2 Emperors over 800 years of our history!​
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Loire Valley day trip

Loire Valley Day Trip from Paris

From€1,999
12 Hours
Let us take you along the Loire river to Chambord, palace of Kings, Chenonceau, residence of Ladies, and Amboise, last home of Leonardo Da Vinci. The most beautiful Renaissance sites!
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April to October

Versailles & Giverny Private Full Day Trip from Paris

From€1,799
9 Hours
Away from the hurly-burly of Paris, discover the Royal Palace of Versailles and its unique French garden before exploring the House and Garden of Claude Monet in Giverny.
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Normandy D-Day private tour

Normandy D-Day Private Tour from Paris

From€1,999
12 Hours
Our Normandy day trip from Paris makes a unique way to (re)discover our common history and remember those who gave their life to liberate France.
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Versailles

Versailles Private Tour from Paris

From€899
Half-Day
Book our Versailles Private Tour to discover the its wonderful domain, cultural influence, and its incredibly rich history! Discover the splendor of the hall of mirrors and the cosmic vision of the Sun king that built its perfect palace and gardens.
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Day trip to Chantilly & Senlis
Chateau Chantilly

Full-Day Trip to Chantilly & Senlis

From€1,599
8 Hours
Chantilly and Senlis are only 1-hour away from Paris centre. With our private chauffeured vehicle, this is an amazing opportunity to go off-the-beaten-path and admire a castle as beautiful as Versailles, and less crowded, and a gorgeous medieval town !
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Day trip to Chantilly
day trip to Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly Private Tour

From€899
5 Hours
Chantilly and Senlis are only 1-hour away from Paris centre. With our private chauffeured vehicle, this is an amazing opportunity to go off-the-beaten-path and admire a castle as beautiful as Versailles, and less crowded, and a gorgeous medieval town !
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April to October
Giverny

Giverny & Auvers Private Tour from Paris

From€1,499
8 Hours
Come and enjoy going through the life of Monet in his wonderful house in Giverny. Discover his wonderful gardens that inspired many of his paintings. Then visit the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise, last home of Vincent Van Gogh.
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LGBTQ+

Queer Versailles Private Tour

From€899
8 Hours
In this unique Versailles LGBTQ+ private tour, we explore the most famous Royal Palace & Gardens. See all of Versailles in one day !
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Burgundy
Morgan Cars in Burgundy

Burgundy Day Trip from Paris

From€1,999
10 Hours
Wine, Castles and Collection car in French country side ! Join us on a Burgundy Day Trip from Paris to experience France's best and most authentic wines!
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Day Trips From Paris, France | Options That Entice

Trips to Paris aren’t quite complete without exploring the surrounding area. In fact, many of the main attractions are located a little way out of the bustling city. These are just a few of the attractions worth venturing out of Paris to see.

Versailles

Located just a 55-minute drive from the city, the Palace of Versailles is filled to the brim with mystical secrets you’ve yet to discover. The opulent palace is the very definition of royal luxury, while also being the pinnacle of important historical events in France.

Writer, Louise Boisen Schmidt, describes the palace in his own words, “To the public imagination, Versailles is the epitome of opulence. It represents an age in French history of both France’s rise as a fashion and power centre as well as the dramatic — and bloody — decline of the monarchy.”

You may have learned about the French Revolution, the riots and revolts, as well as the fall of the unfathomably wealthy before. But seeing the palace with your own eyes makes the stories come to life.

The palace was commissioned to be built by Louis XIV, who made sure that no expense was spared during the building of his Versailles home. With its rolling gardens, sculptures, water features and intricate architecture, the palace is the very epitome of grandeur.

The Palace of Versailles is one of the day trips from Paris, France that can make your ordinary travels into something extraordinary.

Normandy

Located two-and-a-half hours outside of Paris, Normandy makes for a great 2-day trip from Paris. Its striking white-chalk cliffs, WWII beachheads, and site of the famed D-Day Landing mean there is plenty to see in the area.

Historical sites are what Normandy is known for best, so taking a visit to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen – where Joan of Arc was executed – is another activity to add to your list. If you’re fascinated by the Vikings, then you’ll learn a lot about them on your Normandy day trip from Paris. The area was repeatedly looted and ravaged by the barbaric group before they settled in Normandy, learning to speak French and becoming known as Normans.

This is just one of the private day trips from Paris that shouldn’t be missed by travellers who wish to learn about history during their tour of France.

Claude Monet’s House & Garden

Any art lover would be seriously missing out if they were to forgo one of the private trips to the house of Claude Monet, a famed artist of the late 1800s. After all, vacations in Paris are supposed to be littered with artistic appeal and sights from the late greats of the art world.

But this is an outing that would fascinate those that aren’t artistically inclined as well.

The 75-minute drive from Paris is so worth the sights you’ll experience at the former house of Claude Monet. The house acted as a family home for his wife and eight children. It also housed his painting studio, which has been assembled and decorated in the manner that it was when he worked there. Sixty paintings have also been carefully selected, and are displayed within his old art studio.

But it is more than just his studio that is a work of art. The entire house has an artistic touch that would be hard to replicate anywhere else. This day excursion from Paris will see you exploring each and every room in the house. As well as the beautifully manicured gardens which deserve a thorough exploration.

This is one of the best short trips from Paris for the avant-garde lovers.

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is another royal residence located just 75 minutes outside of Paris. It’s the only commune in the Île-de-France area that covers more area than the city of Paris itself. To say that the royals had large holiday properties would be an understatement.

Apart from taking in the stunning architecture and exploring the home of the famed Napoleon, you’ll get to stroll around the perfectly-manicured gardens and learn about the historical events that took place at Fontainebleau.

There are many day trips out of Paris for history buffs, but this has surely got to make the list of important tours while you’re in the area.

Day Trip From Paris - Why You Should Take One

Paris is undeniably a beautiful city. But as you can see, there is far more to the surrounding area than meets the eye at first. In fact, much of the magic of Paris is located outside of the city walls. The mystical countryside is a stunning setting to travel through on your way to and from the city, or to visit while you’re in the city, taking in all the sights along the way.

Plan your trip now

Would you like to venture out of the city with us? We can create a custom tour for you, tailored just to your liking. One of our fantastic Paris day trip tours is sure to satisfy all of your travel needs!