Visiting Areas Around Paris
L’Île-de-France is not just made up of Paris, or Versailles and its famous castle, but is a large region with an abounding heritage of treasures from throughout the ages. By travelling just a few kilometres around the outskirts of Paris, you will soon find yourself in the heart of luxurious and poetic surroundings, such as Auvers-sur-Oise and Giverny, which provided great inspiration for impressionist painters such as Cézanne, Monet and Van Gogh. Or Barbizon's hamlet, a source of inspiration for Corot and Millet. Various castles can also be found in Paris surroundings, such as that of Maimaison, greatly appreciated by Napoleon, Vaux le Vicomte and its famous gardens, and the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, the preferred residence of sovereigns throughout eight centuries. Or even the medieval city of Provins, which welcomes you into an amazing journey through time. Thriving in fauna and flora, the animal park of Thoiry, a zoological park covering 150 hectares allows you to discover an African reserve where animals live in freedom.
Visit the Palace of Versailles on your own with audio-guide, discover the main state apartments and stroll around the gardens.
Experience an unforgettable guided tour from Paris that immerses you in the history of two beautiful french castles: the Château de Vaux Le Vicomte which inspired the construction of the Palace of Versailles and the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau.
Experience a nice daytrip from Paris to visit the Château de Chantilly on your own. Discover the Grandes Ecuries and the Horse museum. Visit the castle with an audioguide and stroll around the wonderful gardens.
Small group or privatized tour. Nice half-day trip to experience a guided visit of the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau. Enjoy free time to discover the gardens. Pick-up and drop off at your place of residence in Paris.
Small group or privatized tour. Experience the history of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line ticket and its magnificent gardens. Morning guided visit of Versailles, minibus transportation from Paris. Pick-up and drop-off at your residence in Paris.
Guided visit of the Palace of Fontainebleau and free time to visit and stroll around the gardens.
Guided tour to visit Giverny Monet. Visit Monet’s House and discover all the beautiful colored and flowered gardens of Giverny which inspired Monet for his paintings.
Small group or privatized tour. Spend the afternoon visiting Monet’s garden and home in Giverny and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Pick up from your hotel in Paris, return at the same place, minibus tour.
Small group or privatized tour. Visit of Monet’s house and Giverny's gardens. Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Lunch in a traditionnal restaurant. Finally, visit of the gardens and the Palace of Versailles. Minibus tour with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris.
Small group or privatized tour. Experience a day with Napoleon. Visit with your guide the Castle of Malmaison and the Petite Maison dedicated to Josephine de Beauharnais. After lunch, visit the Hotel des Invalides and discover Napoleon's tumb.