Three great day trips from Paris by train

If you have some time in Paris but you've already been before, consider these day trips
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It's not often the case that travellers get bored of Paris, but if you feel like you've seen all you want to in the capital these day trips might be worth considering, two of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites! In terms of travel time, they're all under an hour on the train so are perfect day trips.

Versailles:

Versailles is famous for the opulent Palace of Versailles (pictured above), a UNESCO World Heritage site. The palace is known for its stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and the Hall of Mirrors. It offers a glimpse into the grandeur of French royalty during the 17th and 18th centuries.

  • Distance from Paris: Approximately 17 kilometers (10 miles).

  • Travel time by train: Around 1 hour.



Giverny:

Giverny is the home of the renowned French impressionist painter Claude Monet. The highlight of a visit to Giverny is Monet's house and gardens, which served as inspiration for many of his famous paintings, including the water lilies series. From Vernon-Giverny station take the bus to Giverny.

  • Distance from Paris: Approximately 75 kilometers (47 miles).

  • Travel time by train: Around 1 hour.



Fontainebleau:

Fontainebleau is known for the stunning Ch√Ęteau de Fontainebleau, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The palace has a rich history, having been a residence for French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. The vast grounds, gardens, and historical significance make it a fascinating day trip from Paris.

  • Distance from Paris: Approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles).

  • Travel time by train: Around 45 minutes.