8 day trips from Paris

7 Day trips from Paris


  1. Stefan

    Clever article! Everyone’s always so obsessed about the city itself that few venture a bit further afield. Been to Versailles but Chantilly’s a place we’d love to visit when we’re next in the city.

  2. Sarah Ebner (@sarahjebner)

    Paris is a bit like London – there’s so much to do, that you don’t always venture further afield, but if you have time, it’s definitely worth it. I’d say Versailles is a must visit for the first time traveller – but also Chantilly and fontainbleu. I’ve never been to Thoiry – maybe next time.

  3. Carol Colborn

    I have only been to Versaille! I didn’t know there were so many such day trips I could have taken from Paris. I especially like the Vicomte. And you even have a map pinpointing each one from the center of Paris~

  4. yashajoy

    A great list of places to visit from Paris, but also a great list for someone who travels like we do – in a mobile home! I love castles would love to spend some time seeing what France has to offer. The zoo really interests me too – I don’t usually like zoos, but one like the Thoiry, where the animals are in a reasonably natural environment is a big improvement.

    1. Breathe With Us

      France is great for road trips. It’s a very big country with a LOT of things to see and do. Each region is very different from the others, which is great!

      We’ve been to good and bad zoos. This one is quite nice, even the regular bit where you can’t drive.

    1. Breathe With Us

      Thanks, Trisha. At the moment, we’re back in London but visited family there a couple of weeks ago. Police presence on the streets is higher than usual but, to be honest, I was expecting more. Felt perfectly safe.

  5. Joeography

    Pretty impressive list! I didn’t realize that a lot of these were a day trip from Paris. I was lucky enough to live in Europe for awhile and saw most of these, but I didn’t realize how close they were together. Thanks for great post!

    1. Breathe With Us

      Public transport (train) is available to all of the sights. Very convenient except for the Zoo which requires a car for the “safari” bit.

      There are tours for some of these places. Versailles, Provins, Fontainebleau and Disney all super popular for tours.

      We didn’t include any prices since those change periodically and are difficult to keep up to date. A lot of places in France allow free or reduce entry for those under 26 from the EU.

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