Cities near Paris to Visit in a 1-Day Trip

By: Vero


Provins, a town 80km from Paris, relies on farming and tourism. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site that brings visitors to the Middle Ages with fairs, knights, and ramparts.

How to Get to Provins from Paris

Provins is an hour's drive from Paris and parking outside the old town is necessary. A Transilien train runs hourly from Gare du l’Est, taking an hour and 20 minutes

About Provins

Where to Stay

Hotel accommodations, from single rooms to luxury suites/apartments, range from 50 euros per night.

What to Do in Provins

Provins offers a range of medieval shows and events, with Gothic and Romanesque buildings to explore on foot.

Palace of Versailles

The 17th-century palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers tourists a glimpse into the life of French royalty. Located just 40 kilometers from Paris, visitors can admire the palace and its famous gardens.

How to Get to Versailles From Paris

Takes only 30 minutes by car or RER.

About Palace of Versailles

Where to Stay

Hotels in Versailles vary from small to large, with summer options like campsites. Prices range from 80's upwards. Check this link.

Things to do in Versailles

Touring the palace takes the whole day with must-sees like the Hall of Mirrors, gardens, fountains, and Royal Opera House.


Giverny, 75 km from Paris, is a must-visit for lovers of Impressionism and Monet. His property and gardens are now a museum, a painted landscape to explore.

How to Get to Giverny From Paris

Get to Giverny by car, bus, or train for about an hour and a half.

About Giverny

Where to Stay

Hotels and apartments in Giverny start at around 40 euros per night, with prices varying based on location and amenities.

Things to Do in Giverny

The main attractions are Monet's House and the Impressionist Museum. Other must-sees include Baudy Hotel and the Old Vernon Mill.


Chantilly, a town of 11,000 people located 50 km from Paris, is famous for its Chantilly Palace and 7,800-hectare Domaine de Chantilly forests.

How to Get to Chantilly From Paris

By car takes 55 minutes. SNCF trains leave Gare du Nord every 15 minutes, taking 30 minutes.

About Chantilly

Where to Stay

There are accommodations from 40 euros per night. We recommend Hotel Le Chantilly, La Maison de l'Oasis, and Auberge du Jeau de Paume.

What to Do in Chantilly

Apart from the Palace, visitors must also see the Musée Condé, the Great Stables (home to the Musée du Cheval), and the stunning Anglo-Chinese and English gardens.


Chartres, the Eure-et-Loir capital, has a UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral, located 90km from Paris, and a charming historic ambiance with plenty of attractions.

How to Get to Chartres from Paris

Paris to Chartres takes about an hour and 15 minutes by car via A11 freeway or an hour and a half by train from Montparnasse station.

About Chartres

Where to Stay

Accommodations in Chartres range from 40 euros to over 200, with popular options including Hotel Mercure and Hotel Ibis Chartres.

What to Do in Chartres

Top places to visit in the city include the Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts, Picassiette House, historic center, and Saint-Pierre Church.

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