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Top 5 Day Trips From Paris

BY OuiPlease TIMEApril 29, 2022 PRINT

Excited to plan that perfect Spring getaway?! We are too! Whether this is your first trip to France or tenth, we’ve rounded up our favorite Day trips that are only a short train ride away from Paris. While Paris is the world’s most visited city, there are so many amazing destinations that make for a perfect, unique France vacation outside the city. Whether you are interested in food, culture, history, sight-seeing – we’ve got the perfect place for you!

#1 Normandy, France

With its beautiful, varied scenery and rich history, Normandy has much to offer visitors! Enjoy a glass of wine & their famous cheese, or lounge all day at the beach, you are guaranteed to find something you love in Normandy. Plus it’s only 2 and a half hours away from Paris!

The cliffs of Etretat in Normandy, France.
The cliffs of Etretat in Normandy, France. (Gaspar Janos/Shutterstock)

#2 Versailles, France

The Versailles Palace offers an incredible insight into French history; illuminating the lavish and exquisite lives of the former monarchs. This is seen as one of the most important symbols of France with picture perfect Gardens, Estates, and Marie Antoinette’s Fashion!

Murals on the ceiling in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
Murals on the ceiling in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. (Public Domain)

#3 Brussels, Belgium

Only 3 hours from Paris by train and voted as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe, Brussels has a wealth of food and culture for all to enjoy! There is always something fun to do in the lively streets of the city squares.

The Grand Place and Maison du Roi in Brussels, Belgium.
The Grand Place and Maison du Roi in Brussels, Belgium. (cge2010/Shutterstock)

#4 Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is an enchanting old town that is home of the European Parliament and other international institutions. Their cuisine is known around the world and they pride themselves in providing a bicultural feel around the city. Be sure to check out the Strasbourg Cathedral!

View on the spires of the main cathedral in Strasbourg city in France
View on the spires of the Strasbourg Cathedral in France. (RossHelen/Shutterstock)

#5 Mont St-Michel

This rocky island right off the coast of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is the perfect day out! This is a great spot to discover historic buildings & enjoy the beautiful scenic views. The drive or train ride out to the countryside is almost as worthwhile as the location & the final stop is truly something out of a fairy tale.

Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel at sunset twilight in Normandy, northern France. (f11photo/Shutterstock)

This article was originally published on OuiPlease.com.

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