France has an amazing number of famous places that can be visited on a day tour from Paris. Focus on the top six famous places in France: Giverny, the Champagne wine country, Versailles, D Day Beaches, the Loire Castles, Mont-Saint-Michel.
D Day Beaches
Mont Saint Michel
You come to France and love impressionism. Take half a day to go to Giverny, one of the most famous places in France. Claude Monet, the impressionnist painter, loved the place and lived there from 1883 until 1926. His Giverny house and gardens are now a great museum. Locate these loved and crowded places on France map. You can combine the visits of Giverny and Versailles by coach in one full day.
5 hours from Paris tour. 109 euros.
145 kilometers East of Paris on the way to Germany, the hilly Champagne region is a famous place for growing the world's most famous sparkling wines. They are produced from grapes grown in the region following strict rules; secondary fermentation to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, pressing regimes unique to the region.
You can visit Champagne on a day tour from the city of lights. Begin with a guided visit of the cellars of the famous Mumm Champagne house Taste the Mumm Cordon Rouge, one of the most popular Champagnes in the world. Continue with a tour of Reims's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Reims and enjoy lunch in a restaurant there.
In the afternoon, discover the Champagne countryside, its villages, forests and prestigious vineyards. In Epernay, visit a second Champagne house, Mercier, founded in 1858. Travel by automated train to a depth of 100 feet to visit the huge cellars, finish the tour with a Champagne tasting. 145 euros.
Spend one day at the 17th century Palace of Versailles, a famous place of France near Paris and a Unesco world heritage sight. This tour includes a visit of Versailles Palace and two other places: the Trianon Palace and the park where you will enjoy a great lunch. Locate Versailles on France map. 9 hours tour. From Paris. 149 euros.
If you have one day altogether for a tour, consider the great Versailles + Paris and Versailles + Giverny tours.
On June 6, 1944, 160 000 Allied Troops landed on a 50 mile stretch of fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. The commander in chief of the troops, General Eisenhower, called D-Day a crusade in which «we will accept nothing less than full victory».
More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts supported the D-Day invasion. By D-Day's end, the Allies had gained a foot-hold in Normandy, the first decisive step towards victory.
It is possible to board an emotional bus tour from Paris to these specially famous places in France to relive the dramatic hours of D Day landing on June 6th 1944 and the following days. Locate D day beaches on France map. This tour includes many famous places of France, that stay in our memory: Caen Memorial, Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Arromanches.
14 hours 30 minutes tour. From Paris. 185 euros.
The Loire valley is the garden of France, peaceful places combining lovely landscapes, the splendid Chateaux de la Loire, delicate French food and fruity wines.
Visit three famous places: Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny Castles. Locate them on Loire Valley map.
12 hours 30 minutes tour. From Paris. 159 euros.
Mont Saint Michel is one of the most famous places in France: a prestigious religious history dating back to 706 AD, a spectacular abbey topping a granite island in the middle of a bay in Normandy, West of Paris, and a Unesco world heritage sight. With over 3 million visitors every year, Mont Saint Michel is the third most visited sight in France. Locate Mont Saint Michel on France map.
Discover famous Mont Saint Michel. The coach tour from Paris includes a lunch in Mont Saint Michel.
A unique day tour to famous places in Normandy.
14 hours 30 minutes from Paris. 170 euros.