Paris is a tourist’s heaven. There is so much to see and do that you’ll want to repeatedly come back to explore more of this beautiful city. There are several places around Paris that you can visit on short day tours. Pack a picnic and set out for a day of fun and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

The Palace of Versailles France

The Palace of Versailles.

Spend a Day in Versailles

Located less than 15 miles outside Paris, Versailles is a place steeped in history and definitely worth visiting. Versailles was previously France’s unofficial capital and has a regal aura surrounding it. The Chateau de Versailles presents a breathtaking site with its splendor and jaw-dropping magnificence. You can walk on the beautiful gardens of the chateau and sneak a peak into the royal lifestyle of the royalty of yore.

City Wonders offers a two-hour Versailles Tour from Paris. We arrange your tickets so that you don’t have to wait for hours in the queue. Our English speaking guide regales you with stories and interesting anecdotes about the chateau and its residents.

Discover the Champagne Region

What better way to spend a day than to head out to the only place in the world that can call its sparkling wine Champagne. Along the Route de Champagne is the quaint town of Hautvillers, where Don Pérignon famously stumbled upon this bubbly delight. On our Champagne day trip from Paris we’ll take you to two Champagne producers, France’s Best seller Mericer and a family-run boutique estate, where you’ll get to frolic in beautiful vineyards; discover the intricacies of Champagne-making; and enjoy four different Champagne tastings in this exquisite part of France.

Route de Champagne From Paris

Vineyards of the Route de Champagne.

Explore the Loire Valley Castles

If you want to experience the real soul of Paris, Loire Valley Castle tour is the place to be. The castles and stunningly panoramic vistas here leave you with an exhilarating experience. On this tour, you can see Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau, the most breathtaking castles in the world. You can also enjoy wine tasting and lunch at Chenonceau or Nitray. City Wonders offers a 12 to 13 hour tour of the Loire Valley. This includes return transport to the city in an air-conditioned coach.

Visit Normandy

Normandy is a very important place in the history of France. It's filled with bravery, heroism and courage at the American Cemetery, Utah Beach, Pointe de Hoc and Omaha Beach. At City Wonders, we organize a 14-hour Normandy Tour from Paris that includes traditional lunch, round trip transportation, cider wine and the exciting company of an experienced English speaking guide.

A Great Opportunity

Paris has so much to offer every tourist who arrives there. Plan a day trip ahead of your visit so that you can make the most of your time here. Check out our full range of Day Trips from Paris.