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Day-trips out of Paris (Suggestions?)

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1. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Dear all,

What cities would you recommend for a short day trip out of Paris? I'm referring to cities and not places like Versailles or Disneyland.

Preferably, I can make it back in time to Paris by 7/8pm in the evening. I've shortlisted several cities, do you think they are 'do-able'? (taking note of the tight, 1-day time frame)

1) Rouen
2) Le Havre
3) Lille

Thanks guys.

2. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

Hi Bob.
Don't go to Rouen and Le Havre. They are horrible (sorry for people who live there).
To be quite honest, Lille is not really exciting either, but it's better than the two others.

good trip

3. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Quoting norian

Hi Bob.
Don't go to Rouen and Le Havre. They are horrible (sorry for people who live there).
To be quite honest, Lille is not really exciting either, but it's better than the two others.

good trip

Oh dear, that sounds depressing! Anyone with better suggestions?

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 8y

Orleans is supposed to be nice - my Dad lived there for a while and I think you could do it in a day from Paris.

5. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

Spongehead,

I told you, Lille is not very exciting but you can visit it. It's not a bad place at all.

or you can try Tours. It's very fast to get there with the TGV and you can stay there just one day, no pbls.

6. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 8y

Chantilly:

-Nice racecourse
-Horsey museum/demonstration stadium

7. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y

Chartres for the cathedral and lovely town. Easy day trip from Paris.

8. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 8y

Reims