Those who are planning a trip to Paris will undoubtedly find enough things to do to keep themselves occupied for at least a week. However, the endless crowds and hectic nature of the French capital also invites visitors to take at least a day to get away from the city and see something different.
Here are three great day trip ideas to take during your Parisian holiday.
Versailles, only a short trip out of the Paris city center, was the official residence of the French Royalty from 1682 until the French Revolution. This ornate palace, featuring a Hall of Mirrors, a beautifully-manicured garden, and a rustic retreat built for Marie Antoinette, is a must-see for its beauty and historical value.
Mont Saint Michel
Located to the north of Paris in the region of Normandy is Mont Saint Michel, a magical tidal island that features a small town and an abbey that must be seen to be believed. A bridge now connects the mainland to the island, which is otherwise cut off from mainland France depending on the tide.
Reims, a small city that is the unofficial region of Champagne production to Paris’s east, is only a short train ride away from the capital. Here, you can sample the famous sparkling wine in one of the city’s main wine bars, as well as make a visit to the historical Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims.