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Visit the gardens of Giverny. Take your time as you amble along the exquisite flower beds and inside the house of Claude Monet.
In a small group, our driver-guide will make you discover the city if Rouen and its beautiful Musée des Beaux-Arts housing works by the greatest impressionist painters. After having lunch in the charming city of Honfleur, you will enjoy a guided walking city tour and a cider tasting on the Apreval Housea tasting on the occasion of the visit of the cider house of Apreval.
Enjoy our 1-day gourmet food trip in the Loire Valley region, you will discover the Loire Castles and its charming villages such as Amboise, visit vineyards and a cellar. You will also taste Loire wines paired with local products.
Possibility to do the tour in a small group or a private group. Enjoy a guided city tour of Paris in a friendly setting by minibus. Have lunch at the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Visit the unmissable Palace of Versailles with our driver guide. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Paris.
Come spend an enthralling day in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. Alongside our guide, you will discover the most beautiful châteaux in France: the Château de Chambord (or Château d’Amboise, depending on departure day) and the Château de Chenonceau. You will delve into the universe of French Kings, and can taste the best wines in the Loire Valley.
Small groups or private tours. Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. Lunch in the restaurant near the grand canal. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the Trianons and a walk in the Queen’s Hamlet. Transport back to your hotel in Paris by minibus.
Full day at the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny to discover the Impressionist universe. Stroll through the Claude Monet gardens with an audio-guide, explore Monet’s house, visit the Museum of Impressionisms, lunch in a traditional Norman restaurant.
During this unusual tour from Paris, explore the medieval city of Provins with a guide specialized in Food history . Between its ramparts and small streets, discover medieval cuisine and taste some specialties of Middle age period!
Experience an exceptional day at Mont-Saint-Michel with a guided tour from Paris. After a lunch with a breathtaking view of the Mont, stroll through the picturesque streets of this majestic rocky peak. Take a ticket to enjoy a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey perched on top of the Mont.
Enjoy a real unforgettable day in the Loire Valley with an accompanist to go on a tour in total peace. You will immerse yourself into an enchanting universe that offers the majestic Loire Valley Castles. Enjoy a nice audio guided tour of the Chateau de Chambord, the Chateau de Chenonceau and a nice tasting of the famous wines of the Loire valley.
Take a day Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris. Visit at your own pace the majestic Chateaux de Chenonceau and Chambord. Discover the Renaissance art and the lovely Loire region.
Come see Giverny, its garden, and Monet’s home at your own leisure and learn all about the history of the great impressionist’s life and works.
There are so many things to see and do in and around the capital of France that you just might have to consider extending your stay in Paris! ParisCityVision has selected some of the best day trips from Paris. Although guide book readers might already have a solid, general notion of how to maximize your time in the City of Lights, here you’ll find an expert selection of day trips from Paris (Normandy, Mont St. Michel, Versailles, Giverny, etc.) and day trips by TGV (high-speed train) that’ll take you to the famous region of Provence, amongst others. Why not head to Reims or Epernay to taste some champagne? There are countless options that can be adapted to your needs and desires so that your stay in Paris will be both an easy and unforgettable one!
Everything is organized so that you just have to show up and have fun. For example, the Château de Fontainebleau, located just one hour from Paris, is a beautiful country residence that was used by French royalty for years. Surrounded by parkland and forested paths, it’s a fabulous place to get you in that romantic mood before an evening out at a great restaurant in Fontainebleau’s downtown.
Another must-see destination is Monet’s gardens in Giverny. Only a 45-minute drive away from Paris, you’ll be able to admire the gardens, now beautifully restored, from which Monet drew artistic inspiration for years. The Château at Versailles, one of the most famous symbols of French culture, offers visitors a breathtaking example of formal French gardens and insight into the fascinating history of France’s Kings. If you want a break from facts and dates, however, and need a day of pure entertainment and self-indulgence, why not spend the day at Disneyland Paris, an ideal family outing, or head to La Vallée Village for a day of shopping?
Just three hours from Paris and you could find yourself on the historic beaches of Normandy, in the town of Rouen and its famous cathedral, or on the charming port of Honfleur. Follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise where the conflicted artist ended his days and was buried next to his brother. Even the beautiful Provence towns of Avignon, St. Remy, and Les Baux de Provence are all reachable by TGV for a guided day trip from Paris. If you feel like jotting over the English Channel or crossing the border into Belgium, day trips to London or Bruges are more than possible (just don’t forget your passport!).
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