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List Rules The best places, cities or attractions, to take day trips from Paris

List of the best day trips from Paris. It’s hard to envision wanting to escape Paris for a day; the city is, after all, brimming with history, glorious architecture and fantastic food. But these Paris day trips allow Paris travelers to explore everything the region has to offer, earning them each a place on this list of the best day trips from Paris.

Are you ready to explore some of the most fantastic architecture in not just France but the world? If so, you could consider a day trip to the Palace of Versailles, or the Château de Versailles (as it is known in French). Located about 20 minutes outside of Paris, this stunning palace was the home of Louis XIV, and it’s often considered one of the most opulent in the world. Day trips to Versailles are relatively hassle-free, thanks to public transit.

Perhaps you’re looking for a more kid-friendly Paris day trip? If so, you could do no better than Disneyland Paris. Young children can meet Mickey, the Disney Princesses and more, while older children (and adults!) can enjoy the thrills of Space Mountain: Mission 2 or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. As a Paris day trip, Disneyland Paris offers something for everyone.

You’ll find the greatest side trips from Paris on this list, from the historic to the electrifying to the just plain beautiful. With so many great Paris day trips to choose from, you might need to add a few extra days to your trip to explore them all.

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Bruges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Bruges West Flanders, Belgium

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Rouen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Rouen Seine-Maritime, France

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Palace of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Palace of Versailles Versailles, France

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Basilica of St Denis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Basilica of St Denis Saint-Denis, France

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Château d'Angers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château d'Angers Angers, France

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Palace of Fontainebleau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Palace of Fontainebleau Fontainebleau, France

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Normandy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris

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Giverny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Giverny Eure, France

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Chartres Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Chartres Cathedral Eure-et-Loir, France

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La Défense is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
La Défense Hauts-de-Seine, France

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Château de Rambouillet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Rambouillet Rambouillet, France

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Bois de Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Bois de Vincennes Paris, France

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Provins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Provins Île-de-France, France

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Auvers-sur-Oise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Auvers-sur-Oise Île-de-France, France

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Senlis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Senlis Picardy, France

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Blois is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Blois Centre, France

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Compiègne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Compiègne Picardy, France

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Crécy-la-Chapelle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Crécy-la-Chapelle Île-de-France, France

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Ermenonville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Ermenonville Picardy, France

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Champagne-Ardenne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Champagne-Ardenne Metropolitan France, France

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Château de Chantilly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Chantilly Chantilly, France

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Dreux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Dreux Centre, France

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Château de Blandy-les-Tours is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Blandy-les-Tours Seine-et-Marne, France

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Château de Pierrefonds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris

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Château de Sceaux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Sceaux Hauts-de-Seine, France

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Bourges Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Bourges Cathedral Cher, France

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Forest of Fontainebleau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Forest of Fontainebleau Seine-et-Marne, France

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Vaux-le-Vicomte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Vaux-le-Vicomte Seine-et-Marne, France

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Château de Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Vincennes Vincennes, France

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Épernay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Épernay Champagne-Ardenne, France

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Parc de Saint-Cloud is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Parc de Saint-Cloud Paris, France

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Disneyland Paris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris