Tours Beyond Paris

Versailles and Beyond

French Countryside



Tours beyond Paris offer unique and interesting ways of exploring the depth of history and culture that lies beyond the capital city of France.

Though one could spend years in Paris and never exhaust her richness, an excursion to one of the many historical sites, royal palaces or amusement parks can add something special to a Paris vacation.

These convenient day trips from Paris begin when your driver picks you up at your hotel. Relax and enjoy the countryside as you head out to these wonderful destinations. Click on any of the links to read more about these tours. Children are half-price for most of these tours.


Paris Airport Private Arrival Transfer - Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly. After a long flight all you want to do is get to your hotel and get your holiday started. With a Paris Airport Private Arrival Transfer you will be taken directly from either Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport to your Paris city, suburbs or Disneyland hotel.



Versailles, Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise Day Trip
In the gardens of Versailles, savor the vistas designed by Le Notre, the famous landscape gardener of Louse XIV, the "Sun King". Spend the afternoon drifting along the Seine on a river cruise before enjoying a panoramic view of Paris from the second floor of the famous Eiffel Tower.



Versailles Half-day Trip by Minivan.
Experience the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles by taking a small group tour from Paris. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip to Versailles ensures a more intimate experience with individual service from your guide. Hotel pickup from centrally located Paris hotels is included, taking all the guess work out of your trip.



Luxury Paris Day Trip with Champagne Lunch on the Eiffel Tower - $ 276.02

Take a romantic day trip to Paris on the Eurostar and see the sights including Notre Dame, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a Champagne lunch at the Eiffel Tower, ending with a leisurely cruise along the River Seine.


London Day Trip from Paris by Eurostar - $ 250.40

London is just 3 hours by Eurostar from Paris, so jump aboard and enjoy a panoramic tour of London upon arrival, including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. The afternoon is free for shopping or sightseeing - whatever you choose.


D-Day Tour: Normandy Battlefields and Landing Beaches by Minivan - $ 249.14

On June 6th, 1944, Normandy made its mark in history and became the battle ground of the greatest military operation of all times. Today you will visit important sites such as the American cemetery, Juno Beach, Omaha Beach and Arromanches.


Loire Valley Castles Day Trip by Minivan: Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord - $ 229.01

Visit the fairytale chateaux of the Loire Valley on a small group day tour by minivan. On your personalized tour from Paris you'll have the individual attention of your expert tour guide as you visit the Loire Valley's three most famous castles: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel by minivan, which holds a maximum of only eight passengers.


Loire Valley Castles and Wines Day Trip from Paris by Minivan - $ 229.01

Enjoy a full day exploring three historical castles including the Amboise Castle, Clos Luce Castle, Chenonceau Castle with lunch. The tour also includes a visit to Monmousseau Cellars with wine tasting sessions.


Paris Rail Day Trip from London - $ 208.88

Staying in London but want to see Paris? Take the Eurostar to discover the "City of Lights" at your leisure or with a guide. Whether it's the Eiffel Tower you want to climb, explore the artwork in the Louvre or stroll down the Champs Elyees, this tour can fill your Parisian dreams.


Auvers sur Oise, Giverny and American Museum of Art by Minivan - $ 207.61

ay homage to Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet on a full-day small group tour from Paris by minivan. You'll take a guided tour of Auvers sur Oise, the village where Vincent van Gogh spent his last 100 days; travel to Giverny to see Monet's house and gardens; and tour the American Museum of Art in Giverny. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your centrally located Paris hotel by air-conditioned minivan, which holds a maximum of only eight passengers and ensures you’ll receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.


WWI Somme Battlefields Tour by Minivan - $ 207.61

On this Battlefields tour of the Somme, you will discover a part of France that suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great War. A dramatic period of history took place here, and you will see the major sites including memorials, cemeteries and traces of battles.


Giverny and Versailles by Minivan - $ 206.36

Enjoy a full and varied day exploring Giverny and Versailles including a visit to the American Art Museum. Experience the beautiful gardens as you wander through the Palace of Versailles and magical fountain show.


Giverny and Versailles plus optional Fountain Show by Minivan - $ 206.36

Enjoy a full and varied day exploring Giverny and Versailles including a visit to the American Art Museum. Experience the beautiful gardens as you wander through the Palace of Versailles and magical fountain show.


Chartres, Chevreuse Valley and Versailles Apartments by Minivan - $ 203.84

A captivating day which takes you through the beautiful landscapes of The Beauce region, just south of Paris. The city of Chartres enjoys international renown thanks to its cathedral, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and the world famous Versailles State Apartments and glorious gardens.


Ecouen and Chantilly Castles and Senslis Day Trip from Paris by Minivan - $ 203.84

Transport yourself back in time to Europe's majestic past! You will understand the region's royal appeal as this tour guides you though this fascinating region abound with history, 14th century chateau's and museums with collections of masterpieces. Conclude your tour with a visit to the medieval town of Senlis.


Barbizon and Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip by Minivan - $ 203.84

A trip to France isn't complete without visiting a grand castle with a history that stretches back to famous Kings and Queens. You will visit the village of Barbizon famous for it's well known artists, the elegant renaissance Chateau of Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle and it's magnificent formal gardens.


Candlelight Visit and Dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte - $ 201.32

This evening tour offers a memorable opportunity to visit an enchanting 17th century chateau, which inspired the building of the Palace of Versailles. Visit the Carriage Museum and then enjoy dinner in the beautiful grounds of the chateau. At sunset, visit the chateau and stroll around the beautiful gardens enjoying the classical music being played.


Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip - $ 200.06

Learn more about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on this day trip from Paris as you visit the American cemetery at Saint Laurent, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the famous Landing Beaches: Sword, Juno and Gold.


Versailles and Giverny Day Trip - $ 182.45

Prepare to be amazed. This wonderful tour combines two of the most fascinating places to visit on the outskirts of Paris. Visit Giverny, renowned as the former home of the artist Monet. Also included is a visit to the amazing Palace of Versailles - admire the stunning architecture and see for yourself how awe inspiring it truly is!


Mont Saint Michel Day Trip - $ 178.69

Take a full-day tour from Paris to one of the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont Saint Michel off the coast of Normandy. You'll visit the exquisite Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint Michel, one of the wonders of Europe. You'll also have free time to take a walk around the fascinating World Heritage–listed island, which becomes separated from the mainland at high tide when the causeway is flooded by the sea.


Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau - $ 178.67

An exciting look into the splendors of royal living during the Renaissance period and later. Discover three chateaux built by the French nobility in the Loire Valley, otherwise known as the "Garden of France".


Three Day Champagne Express Package - $ 169.87
Enjoy a 3 day escape in Reims, the Champagne capital of France. Explore the city at leisure with a day ticket for use on the local buses, and tastings at three of the regions famous Champagne houses.



Beyond Paris, all of France, Marseilles, Rochelle and more, read about one family's villa vacation experiences in beautiful, France. Beaches, travel, French-cuisine, hotels/ villas, French products/books, travel, real estate in France-Europe.

Beyond Paris are the famous wine growing regions of the Champagne, the Bourgogne and the Bordeaux.

This site offers solid advice on planning and visiting wineries in the Bordeaux Region: French Wine Tasting Tours.

For wine lovers everywhere, wine tasting tours are about the best way to travel. These tours really let you get into the culture, taste all the best foods, and of course, let you experience the regional wines the way they were meant to be experienced.

If you like walking and hiking and learning the history of the area you are hiking through, then you'll enjoy this website of Scott Anderson's. It's called The Enlightened Traveller.

Scott offers tours with a strong historical theme, either walking with a group or a self-guided tour.

The latest offering by Scott is a walking tour through the Languedoc Region called Walking With the Camisards.

And here is the history that compliments the walk: The Protestant Uprising in the Cevennes.

enlightened-traveller.co.uk



For more hiking excursions and ideas, look into Walking in the Languedoc.

“Walking in Languedoc" specializes in themed self-guided hiking tours in Languedoc and in Provence with a pay-as-you-go approach to hotels, car hire and luggage transfers.

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