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Vacations The Best Day Trips from Paris  

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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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Chartres Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Eure-et-Loir, France

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9 1
Palace of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Versailles, France

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10 2
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
West Flanders, Belgium

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8 1
Palace of Fontainebleau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Palace of Fontainebleau Fontainebleau, France

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9 2
Rouen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Seine-Maritime, France

6
8 2
Basilica of St Denis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Saint-Denis, France

7
6 1
Giverny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Giverny Eure, France

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6 1
Normandy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris

9
7 2
Château d'Angers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Angers, France

10
5 3
La Défense is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Hauts-de-Seine, France

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4 2
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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3 1
Bois de Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Paris, France

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5 4
Provins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Provins Île-de-France, France

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3 2
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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3 2
Blois is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Blois Centre, France

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3 2
Compiègne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Compiègne Picardy, France

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3 2
Senlis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Senlis Picardy, France

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2 1
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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2 1
Ermenonville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Ermenonville Picardy, France

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2 1
Vaux-le-Vicomte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Seine-et-Marne, France

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2 1
Château de Chantilly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Chantilly, France

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2 1
Champagne-Ardenne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Metropolitan France, France

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1 0
Reims Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Marne, France

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1 0
Amboise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Centre, France

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1 0
Bayeux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Lower Normandy, France

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1 0
Tours Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Tours Cathedral Indre-et-Loire, France

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Mont Saint Michel Abbey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Mont Saint-Michel, France

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1 0
Château de Chenonceau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Chenonceaux, France

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1 0
Château de Villandry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Château de Villandry Villandry, France

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2 2
Dreux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Dreux Centre, France

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1 1
Château de Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Vincennes, France

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1 1
Château de Blandy-les-Tours is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Blandy-les-Tours Seine-et-Marne, France

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1 1
Forest of Fontainebleau is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Forest of Fontainebleau Seine-et-Marne, France

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1 1
Château de Pierrefonds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris

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1 1
Château de Sceaux is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Château de Sceaux Hauts-de-Seine, France

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1 1
Bourges Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Cher, France

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1 1
Épernay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Épernay Champagne-Ardenne, France

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1 2
Parc de Saint-Cloud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Parc de Saint-Cloud Paris, France

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0 1
Château de Chambord is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris
Samurai Mike added Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France

40
2 4
Disneyland Paris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Day Trips from Paris