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Versailles Palace Entry Ticket

€19.50
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Flexible Duration
  • Explore the seat of power turned museum, Palace of Versailles, with this general entry ticket and explore significant 17th-century.
  • Choose how in-depth you want to explore the Palace with a convenient option to select between 3 options that give you access to different parts of the Palace Estate.
  • The ornately built King’s Apartments give you a peek into the lives of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors placed in a way that reflects the light of a candle. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the entire hall.
  • At the Trianon Estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace but within the same domain, explores the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head to the Gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Don't miss the water displays during the famous fountain shows in the Gardens!

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Palace of Versailles: The King's Apartment
  • All Access Passport
  • All Access Passport including Gardens Show
  • From Mon to Fri, there are water displays during the famous fountain shows - don't miss this unique experience!
  • Note that you can only visit the gardens & Trianon Palace before or after the Grand Apartments visit. The time allocated to you grants you a reserved entrance to the Grand Apartments, but you are free to visit the Trianon Palace & gardens whenever you like.
  • It is recommended that you visit the Grand Apartments after 3pm and visit the Trianon Palace & Gardens before that.
  • The gardens close promptly at 5:30pm on Saturdays during the Nocturnal Fountain show. The passport ticket does not include access to the night fountains, so make sure you book your ticket upstream if you wish to join.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring along an umbrella depending on the weather. Make sure you dress in warm clothing even in the summer season, due to the wind and drafts in the Palace.
  • There's a 1.5€ chateau booking fee to reserve your time slot.

Musical Fountains Show

  • 2 Apr to 30 Oct: every Sat and Sun (except 1 May)
  • 3 May to 28 Jun: every Tue
  • Also open on 15 Apr, 26 May, 14 Jul, 15 Aug
  • Groves is open from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Musical displays are open from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Palace of Versailles Tour with Skip the Line Access

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€59
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1 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Travel to the past as you enjoy a guided tour (English, Spanish or French) of the Palace of Versailles with entry to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon included; and what's more, you’ll get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group.
  • Visit the Royal Apartments of French monarchs such as Louis XIV - admire the heavily furnished rooms as you hop from one room to the other.
  • The Hall of Mirrors is sure to dazzle you! A corridor filled with 357 mirrors reflecting the serene gardens through the arched windows is a sight you cannot miss.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.
  • 30 mins away from the palace at the Estate of Trianon, you’ll also explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Note: Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access

€55
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Dive straight into European History without waiting in long queues at the ticket box office or the entry line with this skip-the-line ticket with a tour guide.
  • Your expert historian guide will enrich your experience with lesser-known stories and facts about the centuries-old palace.
  • Explore the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments, their themed salons, and elaborate frescoes on the ceilings before making your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors.
  • Admire the ingenuity of arranging 357 mirrors in such a way that lighting a single candle would brighten the Hall with shimmering reflections.
  • Experience the royal life as you walk the corridors and marvel at over 60,000 artworks housed in the palace.
  • Quick Tip: During high season, from Apr through Oct, it is recommended to visit the Palace early in the morning to avoid crowds.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo: Palace of Versailles + Louvre Museum Tickets

€38.50
Mobile Ticket
  • Use this money-saver combo ticket to visit two must-see Paris attractions: the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum!
  • Choose between the King Grand Apartment entry that gives you access to the Main Palace where the Hall of Mirrors is; or choose the Passport Access that allows you to visit the Gardens & the Trianon Estate as well.
  • The ornately built King Grand Apartments give you a peek into the lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors that were placed in a way that reflected the light of the candles, and protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke.
  • With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the entire hall.
  • At the Trianon estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace, but within the same domain, explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head out to the gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • The latter served as a private meeting place for the Queen and her closest friends; a place of leisure.
  • Later, Get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.

Palace of Versailles

  • Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & King's Apartments
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Temporary Exhibits
  • Gardens (including fountain or musical show) - Passport only
  • Grand & Petit Trianon - Passport only
  • Queen’s Hamlet - Passport only
  • Park

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Versailles Skip the Line + Louvre Skip the Line + Orsay Skip the Line

€54.50
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • This pocket-friendly combo ticket brings to you three must-see Paris attractions: the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum, and the Orsay Museum!
  • Choose between the King Grand Apartment entry that gives you access to the Main Palace where the Hall of Mirrors is; or choose the Passport Access that allows you to visit the Gardens & the Trianon Estate as well.
  • The ornately built King Grand Apartments give you a peek into the lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
  • In the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the 357 mirrors that were placed in a way that reflected the light of the candles, and protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke.
  • At the Trianon estate, which is 30 min away from the Main Palace, but within the same domain, explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Head out to the gardens, situated to the west of the Palace: landscaped in the classic French formal garden style, you'll find manicured lawns, parterres, sculptures, and fountains.
  • Later, get guaranteed entry within 30 minutes to the world’s largest and most visited museum, the Louvre.
  • Roam the halls of the museum with these day-long valid tickets and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits at your leisurely pace.
  • From the 4000-year-old Egyptian artifacts to modern Oriental art, the Louvre is a reservoir of the world’s artistic heritage; not to forget, home to the world-famous Mona Lisa painting.
  • Continue your artistic exploration with a skip-the-line entry to the Orsay Museum.
  • Marvel at the stunning works of artists like Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Frederic Bazille, and many more.
  • Some of the most iconic works of art include Gustave Courbet’s 'The Artist’s Studio' (1854–55), Édouard Manet’s 'Luncheon on the Grass' (1863), and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876).

Palace of Versailles

  • Timed entry for the Main Palace of Versailles & the Grands Apartments
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Audioguide
  • Temporary Exhibits
  • Gardens (including fountain or musical show)
  • Grand & Petit Trianon (passport only)
  • Queen’s Hamlet (passport only)
  • Park

Louvre Museum

  • Guaranteed access to the Louvre within 30 minutes

The Orsay Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry into the Orsay Museum
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Paris is gorgeous and there’s absolutely no denying that. From the majestic Eiffel Tower to iconic museums and verdant gardens, there is always something breathtaking to admire right around the corner! While there’s much to say about Paris, there are quite a few small towns only a short distance away that make for perfect day trips. Day trips from Paris are a delightful experience that will rejuvenate you and acquaint you with all that France has to offer beyond conventional tourist attractions. 

Why Take a Day Trip from Paris?

day trips from paris
  • Go beyond Paris and explore smaller French towns and cities for an intimate understanding of French culture.
  • Get a chance to explore landmark attractions like the Versailles Palace and have a day of fun at Disneyland Paris.
  • Encounter delicious food in the smaller towns of France.
  • Get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris which can often be a little overwhelming.
  • Explore offbeat paths and find hidden gems in France on your daytrips from Paris.

Best Day Trips from Paris

1
Paris to Versailles
day trips from paris
Landmark
History
Palace

Why Visit: Versailles and its grand palace and gardens are one of the most popular day trips from Paris. Explore this sprawling estate and discover its art, history and gorgeous architecture.

Best Time to Visit

November to March

Travel Time
20 Km:40 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There:

Bus: Take bus no. 171 from the Pont de Sèvres stop (located at the end of the metro line 9) and get off at the Château de Versailles.
Train:
There are three train stations in Versailles. The closest and most convenient stop is the Versailles Château Rive Gauche.

Things to do: Visit Versailles Palace, Marie Antoinette's Estate and check out some Fountain Shows.

Places to eat: La Belle Epoque, La Veranda

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2
Paris to Giverny
day trips from paris
Nature
Art

Why Visit: Explore the serene countryside of Giverny and experience the world of Claude Monet - the famous French painter. Walk through gorgeous gardens and visit his home.

Best Time to Visit

May to September

Travel Time
75Km:80 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There: Train from Paris to Vernon-Giverny and then take a bus, taxi or bike from Vernon to Giverny.

Things to do: Witness the town that gave birth to the impressionist art movement, visit Monet’s private home.

Places to Eat: Au Coin du Pain'tre, Gourmandises de Giverny

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3
Paris to Normandy
best day trips from Paris
Historic

Why Visit: The beaches of Normandy were the landing points for the Allied invasion of Western Europe and remain significant even today. Stroll along these beaches and explore the French countryside. 

Best Time to Visit

May to mid-October

Travel Time
222 km:3 hours 30 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There:

Bus: Check out buses 735, 773, 790, 733, N1162, N1163.

Train: Paris Montparnasse to St Pierre Des Corps by train and a quick self-transfer to a bus from St Pierre Gare to Jéricho.

Things to do: Visit iconic castles, tour Musée des Beaux-Arts which is a museum dedicated to fine art.

Best Places to Eat: Carpe Diem, Les Tisons

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4
Paris to Bruges
best day trips from Paris
History
Art

Why Visit: Bruges is a UNESCO world heritage site in Belgium renowned for its Flemish architecture, narrow streets and old-world charm.

Best Time to Visit

June - August

Travel Time
297 Km:3 hours 30 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There: Take a train via Brussel from Paris. You can also take a private bus from Paris to Bruges.

Things to do: Boat tour in the canals, visit the Belfry of Bruges, eat lots of chocolate!

Best Places to Eat: Het Visioen, Restaurant De Bottelier

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5
Paris to Loire Valley
best day trips from Paris
Architecture

Why Visit: Popular for being home to over 300 majestic castles and lush vineyards. Sip on world-renowned wine as you take in gorgeous views.

Best Time to Visit

April to June and September to October

Travel Time
207 Km:2 Hours
Plan Your Trip

Getting There:

Bus: Check out buses 735, 773, 790, 733, N1162, N1163.

Train: Paris Montparnasse to St Pierre Des Corps by train and a quick self-transfer to a bus from St Pierre Gare to Jéricho.

Things to do: Visit the iconic Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord, take a wine-tasting tour, visit Bourges Cathedral and the Chartres Cathedral.

Places to Eat: Restaurant Le Château de Pray, Les Hautes Roches

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6
Paris to Mont St Michel
best day trips from paris
Architecture
History

Why Visit: The awe-inspiring Mont St Michel rises out of the waters of Normandy's Baie de Saint-Michel. The abbey’s church, the ramparts and the village are highlight attractions. 

Best Time to Visit

April to June and September to October

Travel Time
360 Km:4 hours 20 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There

Train: Take a TGV from Paris’ Gare Montparnasse to Rennes, from where Keolis buses travel to Mont St. Michel up to 4 times a day

Things to do: Visit Le Mont St.Michel, La Grande Rue, and the Saint Aubert Chapel.

Best Places to Eat: Au Pelerin, Le Chapeau Rouge, 

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7
Paris to Reims
best day trips from Paris
History
Architecture

Why Visit: Reims is called the ‘Coronation City’ because it has witnessed the making of French history. It is also home to the beautiful Champagne trail of ‘Montagne de Reims’, where the world’s best champagnes come from.

Best Time to Vist

May to September

Travel Time
144 Km:2 Hours 40 min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There: Bus(Bercy-Seine station), Train (Gare de Est station), Car

Things to do: Visit Reims Cathedral, Palais du Tau and the Abbey of Saint Rémi

Places to Eat: La médina, L'Alambic

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8
Paris to Champagne
best day trips from paris
Nature
Vineyards

Why Visit: The region of Champagne is renowned for being the birthplace of the delicious drink, Champagne. Explore cellars from world-renowned brands like Moet and Chandon, Veuve Cliquot.

Best Time to Visit

August-late September & October

Travel Time
122 Km:1 Hours 45 Min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There

Train: Swiss Railways and Paris-Est to Épernay & SNCF run locally from Paris to Champagne throughout the day.

Travelling by car is also an option.

Things to do: Go on the iconic Moët & Chandon tour, stop by Avenue de Champagne, explore the quaint village of Hautvillers.

Best Places to Eat: La Grillade Gourmande, Avarum Restaurant

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9
Paris to Disneyland
best day trips from paris
Theme Park
Family-Friendly

Why Visit: Disneyland Paris is one of the biggest attractions in Europe and guarantees a day of fun and excitement for all age groups! Explore five themed sections — Fantasyland, Discoveryland, Adventureland, Frontierland, and Main Street, U.S.A.

Best Time to Visit

March to August

Travel Time
43 Km:50 Min
Plan Your Trip

Getting There: Express Bus (Includes entry ticket), Train (RER A line from the Charles de Gaulle Etoile station)

Things to do: Visit Disneyland Park with over 50 attractions, Explore Walt Studios Park, Disneyland Village, Big Thunder Mountain.

Best Places to Eat: Captain Jack's, Annette's Diner

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Tips and Hacks for Day Trips from Paris

  • Summer is a great time to visit Paris and all the small towns surrounding it. Day trips from Paris in summer are fun and rejuvenating owing to the pleasant weather.
  • If you’re taking a day trip from Paris to popular tourist destinations like the Versailles Palace remember to book your tickets online in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Plan your day trips from Paris based on how much time you have to spare. Visit closer destinations to save time and ensure you see as much as you can.
  • A guided tour will cut down on your transportation costs and offer you the expertise of a guide to enhance your experience.
  • If you’re planning a day trip from Paris in the autumn months of September - December you’ll find much fewer crowds and inexpensive accommodation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Day Trips from Paris

What are the best day trips from Paris?

Versailles, Mont St Michel, Bruges, Champagne are some of the best day trips from Paris,

What are the shortest day trips from Paris?

Versaille, Disneyland and Giverny are some of the shortest day trips from Paris.

What are the best day trips from Paris for nature lovers?

Loire Valley, Giverny are some of the best day trips from Paris for nature lovers.

What are the best day trips from Paris for art and history buffs?

Loire Valley, Versailles and Bruges are great destinations for day trips from Paris for art and history buffs.

What is the best time to take day trips from Paris?

Summer is the best time to take day trips from Paris because the weather is the most pleasant.