While spring is here, temperature is rising, weather is nice, flowers are abloom. It’s time to go out! Gather three or four friends and have an excursion outside of Paris sounds like a perfect plan. Only have free time during weekend? No problem, we have helped you select a few places that you can go within a few days!
1 Day Trip from Paris:
Want to enjoy the sunny weather in the garden of French kings? Versailles is only 45 mins away from the heart of Paris. During spring and summer, special shows will be performed inside the garden.
Visit this royal house in spring will always surprise you. Stand on the same stairs which Napoleon Bonaparte bid farewell to his political reign. Spend some time in the garden surrounding by a forest and springs.
Don’t miss out the best time in the year to visit Monet’s garden!
It will welcome you with an ocean of flowers and the beautiful pond full of impressionist water lilies.
Our Giverny guide is here.
Have a few glasses of bubbly champagne with friends and take a stroll in famous vineyards. It will be the best day trip from Paris.
Visiting the amazing scene of Mont saint Michael. See how tides cover the only road and leave it as a lonely island. Paris by M provides you a full itinerary for going to Normandy and we can also help you plan your trips: here
With the bus or the train, you can easily arrive at these beautiful historical sites within 2 hours.
Check out our previous post about Loire Valley here.
These Germany border cities absorbed the Germany influence in their architecture. As you walk into the town, you will feel as if you are entering a childhood fairytale village. It is simply picturesque.
2 days or more:
Belgium (Bruge, Brussels)
With flixbus, you can arrive in Belgium about four hours. Have some Belgium waffles and fresh mussels will bring you a relax weekend.
Lying in the northwest corner of France, is one of the great historic area of France. Within 3 and half hours’ drive, you wil arrive at Bretagne’s reginal capital Rennes.
How about a wine trip accompanied by laughter and cheese? Come to the world’s most famous wine producing area. Some famous wine producer like Château Lafite-Rothschid, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion are located here.
The lovely weather, amazing sea food, sunny beaches sound like a perfect get away weekend! Oh, and don’t forget the famous Portugal egg tart from Pasteis de Belem.
French Riverine (Nice, Monaco)
The second smallest country in the world will probably bring you the most unforgettable experience. You just need to enjoy the day trip from Paris.
Here we are, the fashion capital! My suggestion for transportation is taking the airplane. Even if you book it one day before, the price will always surprise you in a good way.
If you only have a limited of time, you surely can visit Barcelona just for a weekend. Taste the amazing Spanish paella with a bottle of sangria, lying on the beach and enjoying the sunshine.