Day Tours from Paris – Explore More Of France

If you're visiting Paris, France is at your fingertips and, if you're visiting for more than five days, we recommend you spend a day outside the city discovering iconic places and monuments — Mont Saint-Michel, Giverny, Normandy, Flanders Fields, and even Provence or London. Art, wine, history, whatever your interest, there is a lot to discover within a day of Paris.

Don't wait until the last minute to book your Paris activities. Most of these tours sell out, so be sure to book online before you leave home!

So, take advantage of the fact that many of France's most iconic locations are close to Paris. Monet's gardens at Giverny, the great Champagne houses and the Loire Valley châteaux are each only an hour or two away. Our faves are the private tours to Champagne, the culture of Normandy, and, of course, the champagne-fuelled candlelit visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Private Day Tours to Champagne

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Private Day Trips to Champagne

If you're going to visit this magical region, we recommend you do it in style on a private day trip in a luxury sedan. Your (private) driver meets you at your hotel and whisks you to this beautiful area only an hour from Paris.

Our Paris Concierge will create the trip just right for you, from meeting family champagne producers, to private varietal tastings, to visiting the limestone cellars of the Grands Crus. And, of course, there will be plenty of tastings!

VIP Private Day Trips from Paris

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VIP Private Day Trips from Paris

For us, a private guided day trip is the ultimate way to see the glories of France that lie just beyond the Paris city gates. Our Paris Concierge is very good at arranging trips suited to your interests and your time. In every case, your expert, private driver/guide picks you up at your Paris address and takes you along to the grown-up playground that is France.

View the stunning stain glass of the cathedral at Chartres and take in the wonders of Versailles. Or make it an Impressionist day with a visit to Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny followed by a guided tour of Musé d'Orsay, the world's best Impressionist museum.

These are only two of the many ideas possible for a custom, private day trip. Read our complete guide to learn more. Relax & enjoy — let someone else do the work for you.

Go Deeper Into France

Long-Day Private Tours from Paris

Go Deeper Into France

Our Paris Concierge has also created longer day trips to some of the most spectacular and memorable regions of France. Visit the D-Day beaches of Normandy, the astounding Mont Saint-Michel in Brittany, the wines and chateaux of the Loire Valley.

It's all so easy to do when our Paris Concierge has done all the work — you just need to sit back and enjoy.

The Culture of Normandy – NEW!

Includes the D-Day Landing Beaches

The Culture of Normandy

Our hardworking Paris Concierge has created this unique private tour so you can experience the culture of Normandy, including the historic D-Day beaches.

Start with a visit to Bayeux and the famous tapestry depicting the conquest of England by William the Conquerer. Then make an extensive visit to the D-Day history beaches at Omaha and Arromanches, and the American Cemetery of Saint Lauren.

To finish day tour, you go to the picturesque fishing village of Honfleur — where there'll be a cider and calvados tasting at a local wine cellar before the ride back to Paris.

Beaches & Battlefield Tours

Battlefields & Beaches

Flanders Fields, Vimy Ridge, The Somme — visit the actual World War I battlfields of France.

See the majestic monuments and museums honoring soldiers from both world wars. Explore the D-Day beaches where US, Canadian and British soldiers landed and began the battle that would eventually end World War II.

Monet & Van Gogh

Monet, Van Gogh and French Artists

Go on the trail of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh on a magical artist-focused day tour.

See the countryside and town of Auvers-sur-Oise that inspired Van Gogh during the last 100 days of his life. Then tour the magical Giverny gardens to visit the pond, gardens and pink mansion where Claude Monet worked and lived.

Paris to Bruges Day Trip

Paris to Bruges Day Trip

Take a day trip to the charming town of Bruges in Belgium's Flemish region. In one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in Europe, cruise down Bruges' famous canals and see why the city is known as the "Venice of the North".

You are picked up at your Paris address in a private mini-van and whisked through the northern French countryside into Belgium. On arrivale, take a leisurely walk through the heart of the city and see the magnificent Grand Place, quaint houses with elaborately decorated facades, the outdoor market and the Gothic Town Hall.

Mont Saint-Michel Day Tour

Mont Saint-Michel Day Tour

Spend a day in the Normandy countryside on your way to this legendary rocky island and medieval Benedictine abbey that punctuates the skyline.

Mont Saint-Michel and the bay have been named a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Be spellbound when the tide rushes in at a galloping speed to separate Mont Saint-Michel from the mainland.

London Day Trip

London Day Trip

Thanks to the Eurostar in less than 3 hours you can be in London for a fun day of sightseeing, shopping and exploration.

A cruise down the Thames will show you a different side to London monuments — Big Ben, London Tower and Buckingham Palace. Or you could spend the day shopping, exploring London's Piccadilly Circus, Kensington or Notting Hill before making your way back to St Pancras and your return trip to Gare du Nord in Paris.

Candlelight Tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte – NEW!

Stroll Among 2000 Candles, Sipping Champagne

Candlelight Tour of Vaux le Vicomte

This spectacular château near Paris was the inspiration for Versailles and is famous in its own right. It's now open for evening, candlelit visits, and our Paris Concierge has arranged the whole thing for you. And what an evening it will be!

At 4 PM your private driver picks you up at your Paris address and whisks you to the chateau. The evening starts with a walking tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte's magnificent gardens, where you can't help but think "Aha, so that's where he got the idea for Versailles!"

You then view the château itself, and prepare to be astounded. Night over? Not by a long shot. Your driver takes you to a nearby restaurant for a romantic 3-course dinner, then you visit the historic Carriage Museum. As the evening lengthens, you drive back to Vaux-le-Vicomte where the gardens are now illuminated by 2000 candles. Stroll along the pathways, listen to enchanting music, and drink champagne.


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