So, you have been in Paris for several days and seen all the sights you came to see, eaten at all the restaurants you and your budget could enjoy/afford and now you have time to take some terrific day trips from Paris!
An easy trip from Paris, get to Versailles early to avoid the bus tours coming from Paris proper. The best way would be to have us arrange a car/driver, an early arrival ticket and an in depth tour. Save time for the incredible grounds. A dining option is the Westin hotel adjacent to Versailles.
Champagne, the famous bubbly everyone loves to celebrate to, is a region in France located 90km outside of Paris. All of the famous Champagne companies like Moet and Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, GG Mumm, and Pierre Paillard have cellars and vineyards in this region. The high speed trains make it easy to get here and makes for the perfect day trip for those looking to escape the crowds of Paris
Fontainebleau is a town southeast of Paris, known for the opulent Fontainebleau Palace. Built by French royalty, with parts dating back to the 1100s, the palace houses Marie Antoinette’s Turkish boudoir, the Napoleon Museum and a lavish theater. Its formal gardens feature ornamental lakes and sculptures. Surrounding the town and chateau is Fontainebleau forest, home to Le Grand Parquet, an equestrian stadium
Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It's also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire
Vaux-le-Vicomte, château near Melun, France, designed in 1656 by Louis Le Vau for Nicolas Fouquet, who was finance minister to King Louis XIV. The château, finished in 1661, is considered to be one of the masterpieces of French Baroque residential architecture. The exquisite interior decoration was supervised by the painter Charles Le Brun. The garden, designed by André Le Nôtre, was the prototype of the gardens that Le Nôtre later designed for Louis XIV at Versailles. Many critics, however, prefer the ingenuity of Vaux-le-Vicomte to the repetition of Versailles.
There are some amazing sights and other things to see in each of the day trips listed. Please contact us if you have questions and want to plan your trip to Paris and day trips from Paris; plus other capitals in Europe. And, don't forget that there are some great business class fares during this time period.