10 Day Trips Outside Paris Part 2

Consider taking one of 10 day trips outside of Paris Part 2

10 day trips outside Paris Part 2 highlights another 3 faboulous locations for you to visit – each one is less than an hour away.  You can also read the first 3 of the 10 day trips outside Paris >>

4. Auvers-Sur-Oise

Before you visit the Musee d’Orsee in Paris, spend a day in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise where you’ll learn all about impressionist paintings, and in particular, Vincent van Gogh.  This is also Vincent’s final resting ground.

Travel time:  about 60 minute4s from Paris, start at Gare St Lazare, then change at metro Pontoise (or start at Gare du Nord, changing at Valmondois) – http://www.auvers-sur-oise.com

Village cottage seen on any one of 10 day trips outside of Paris Part 2

5. Fontainbleau

What a marvellous chateau – it used to be the home of Napleon Bonaparte, and over the centuries different kings (les Rois) have added their own personal touches showing many different architectural styles throughout the ages. If you’re a Napoleon buff, this is a day trip you can’t miss.

Travel time:   around 60 minutes from Paris, catch the train from Gare St Lazare direct to Fontainbleu – http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr

6. Maisons-Laffitte

If you’re interested in horse racing, then the history of Maisons-Laffitte property will fascinate you. When Marie Antoinette’s brother-in-law purchased the beautiful home and stables, he introduced horse racing to the French. In 1818 the property was turned into a small town, and is a weekend favourite of the Parisians.

Travel time:  about 20 minutes from Paris, start out at the RER A – http://www.tourisme-maisonslaffitte.fr

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