Exiting Paris for a Day Trip is not really recommended

As a general rule we are quite unfavorable to the idea of staying in Paris and visiting regions around.

Accommodation in Paris is more expensive and you will spend a lot of time in transportation and reach the sites to visit with all the "Paris Day Trips" - and be in the crowds. 

Our philosophy of travel is to maybe see less places in France but really take the time to enjoy and experience them. 

Nevertheless, there are some sites very near Paris, which are worth a visit - if you can afford to take a full day out of Paris from your Paris program. 

 

 

Gorgeous Castles near Paris

Day Trips to Normandy from Paris

We warmly discourage you to visit Normandy - the WWII landing sites or Mont Saint Michel - from Paris. It won't leave you any time to experience and understand the sites. You will spend 6 hours in a bus just to get there and get back.

It would take only an hour from Paris to reach Giverny and see Claude Monet's house. But be ready to take a train + a bus. 

Driving to Normandy is, for sure, the best way to enjoy this area of France. You can easily spend one to 2 weeks there without getting bored or you can mix it with the near Paris and Loire Valley areas which makes a great loop. Visit Normandy, the Loire Valley & Paris at your own pace.

 

Day Trips to the Loire Valley from Paris

To follow the steps of the kings and queens of France in chateau of the Loire Valley, we will also recommend you to stay there. Chambord or Chenonceau day trips from Paris may seem appealing but you will be visiting the castles with the Paris crowds and you will have to endure about 6 hour bus ride on that day...difficult to enjoy.  If you still want to do it, this is an idea of a day tour to the Loire Valley.

 

 

Take a look at our self drive tour to Normandy & the Loire Valley

 

We are here to help you find the best way to experience France.

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Day Trip Sample Tours - From Paris

Duration
1 day
Price
US$ 315
Region
in Loire Valley

How to Get There If you are already in the Loire Valley, we can plan your day from your accommodation. If you are in Paris, you may take a 1 hour high speed train to Tours train station. For this special day, we plan for you to get an overview of the diversity of the Loire Valley.

Wine Tasting Tours
Heritage & History Tours
Duration
1 day
Price
US$ 680
Region
in Normandy

Spend a memorable day exploring the mythical Mont Saint Michel! How to get there This tour starts in Avranches, near Mont Saint Michel. You may take a train or a bus from Paris. If you stay in the area, we may also meet you directly in Mt St Michel parking lots. Mont Saint Michel is one of the most visited sites in France and many travelers are caught in the crowds. We will plan your day for you to enjoy this unique site at its best. ppen in the morning or in the afternoon.

Heritage & History Tours
Countryside Tours
Duration
1 day
Price
US$ 550
Region
in Normandy

Get immersed into the Battle of Normandy and Bayeux history. How To Get There This Day Tour starts in Bayeux. From Paris, you can take a direct train. Bayeux Old City Bayeux may not be well known compared to Omaha Beach but the city has a lot to interest travelers. We plan for you to walk around Bayeux old city in the morning. We will provide a detailed map and information: restaurants, special shops, streets you don’t want to miss. You will also see the famous Bayeux Tapestry which is a beautiful testimony of the Middle Ages and William the Conqueror history. The WWII Landing Sites In the …

Heritage & History Tours

Our Travelers’ Reviews

The C. family
Emilie and Guillaume: I want to send you this special thank you for making this trip truly spectacular! Our time in France was memorable precisely because of the people we've met, and the unique experiences we've had. We owe that all to you. There's no way that we ever would have been able to find the bed and breakfasts that you booked for us. And …
Robert
I can't say enough about how much we loved working with Emily and Laura. I am a wine geek and they put together a full day private tour of Burgundy (with a fantastic guide) and a half day visit and basket lunch at a wonderful winery in Provence. In addition there was a private half day walking tour of Paris and a private tour of the Palais des …
Naomi
My boyfriend and I spent a week in Paris last month and we decided that we would do a couple of day-tours outside of the city during our trip. We really wanted to avoid the typical tour-bus day-tour and the crowds that come along with these kinds of tours – we wanted something more personalized that would allow us to go at our own pace. I found the …

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Carol & Mike
from the US
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from Canada
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From the US
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Bobbi & Andy
from the US
Walking with a private guide in Mont Saint Michel bay
Myrna & Duncan
from Canada
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Mona, Yvette, Vernon, David
from the US
in Mont Saint Michel Bay in Normandy
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from the US
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from Canada
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From the US
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From the US
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