Day Trips Outside of Paris

November 21, 2017

Day Trips Outside of Paris: Four Unique Trips

When people hear the word “France” they typically think, “Paris” and it is no wonder that Paris is one of the most well known cities in the world. Between the food, history, art and the landmarks you can take an extended vacation there and never leave the city! There is only one downside to not leaving Paris, which is that France has much more to offer. To attain a fully immersive French experience you have to venture outside of the City of Lights, at least for a day, and our team already have a few ideas for day trips outside of paris.

Drink Champagne with the Smiling Angel

Just a few hours east of Paris lies the beautiful French region of Champagne. In addition to sipping champagne at one of the many vineyards, there is a ton of history worth checking out. You can tour the Reims Cathedral, where the French Kings and Queens were crowned before the French Revolution. You can also learn about the world-renowned Smiling Angel statue and even have an exclusive opportunity to explore the historical underground Champagne cellars. While you’re there, don’t forget to taste a little for yourself!

Go Wine Tasting with a View

Champagne not your thing? That’s okay because just a few hours Southwest of Paris lies Burgundy. The Burgundy region is well known for it’s dry red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes and white wines made with Chardonnay grapes. You’ll have a difficult time deciding what is more incredible: the delicious wine or the magnificent views while tasting that delicious wine.

Get Romantic in Versailles

Easily one of the most romantic places in France, Versailles is home to breathtaking, centuries-old architecture. Created by King Louis XIV in 1682 Versailles remains a historical symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Regine. While you’re there, explore the hometown of Marie Antoinette and tour the stunning interiors and majestic gardens of the Palace of the Sun King. Afterward you can row a boat on the Gran Canal while you watch the sunset.

Become an Art History Connoisseur

About an hour’s journey Northeast of Paris, through the gentle Vexin countryside, you will find yourself in Giverny, where Impressionist master Claude Monet lived and worked for more than forty years. In this town you can learn the story of his life and times during which he lived. Be sure to visit his charming home and legendary gardens to see where Monet was known to get his inspiration. Who knows…you could come home with some inspiration of your own.

Written by: Hallie Snow, friend of AmericanConcierge.com

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Anne Marsh says:
1 month ago

Last time I checked (and visited), the Champagne region was to the EAST if Paris!

Anne Marsh says:
1 month ago

And Burgundy is to the east/southeast of Paris, as well. Does someone have trouble with cardinal points?

Concierge says:
1 month ago

Champagne is actually to the west, you’re right on the Burgundy region being to the Southeast. Thank you for having a good eye for detail! 🙂

Bob Crothers says:
1 month ago

I’m with Anne Marsh; you’ll spend a long time going west from Paris to reach the Champagne Country.

Concierge says:
1 month ago

Hahaha, after double checking you and Anne are right! Fixed that in the blog content. We’re very grateful for such attentive readers (with a great sense of humor).
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