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!
#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!
#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.
#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!
#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.
This article was originally published on OuiPlease.com.