Romance is in the Parisian air, and they say that once you arrive, you might be so overwhelmed, that you won't want to leave. There is a certainly lot to do in Paris, but also outside it. Daytrips to make from Paris are essentials of your Paris vacation. If you have more than a week in hand, then I would recommend looking just outside the city boundaries for a little more romance. Indeed, France is a stunning country, and most tourists don't step outside of Paris, except to head to larger cities. But the truth is that French charm actually lies in the smaller towns. Paris is one of those cities that everyone wants to visit, but what everyone sidelines is the quaint little French experiences. So, here are some of the smaller French towns for daytrips to make from Paris.
This stunning medieval city could take you about 2 hours from central Paris by train. To save a bit of money get passes from the Tourism office instead of buying them individually at each place.
Of course you must visit Versailles! Use the app Rome2Rio to make sure you get here safely and on time, as there are many routes and the train does split.
Parc de Sceaux
The Parc de Sceaux is part of the magnificent Château de Sceaux. Pack a picnic and head to the gardens in front of the Château, where you’ll find Parisians who also want to escape the city or have a special day.
Mont Saint Michel
An abbey on an island, this is clearly one of the highlights of the trip. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mont Saint Michel is a must-visit destination in your day-trips itinerary.
Located on the right bank of the River Seine, it just takes about an hour to reach this spot. For art aficionados, the good news is that Giverny is the home of French artist Claude Monet.
A Baroque French Château from the 17th century, Vaux-le-Vicomte is privately owned, and was designed by Louis Le Vau, who also worked on the Palace of Versailles. Try to go between May and October.
Another easy trip to make, it takes less than an hour to reach Fontainebleau, a commune located in Paris. This one isn’t as famous as Versailles so you’ll have a little less crowd here, but nonetheless beautiful.