Day Trips

Day Trips

Life in Paris has always offered an abundance of choices—culture, history, gastronomy, art, shopping—explorations of all kinds. Whether you’re a resident or visitor, there is always something to do— with more than 100 museums,...

When you think of France's wine-growing regions, Paris doesn't immediately spring to mind. How delightful to discover the pretty working vineyard, on top of Montmartre hill, in the shadow of Sacré-Cœur. In October there's...

With the heat of summer, I crave the sweetly perfumed white-fleshed peaches that arrive at the markets in Paris from the south of France. But nearly 150 years ago, Parisians stocked up on peaches...

Who says it only rains in Paris? From picnics to terrasse sun-bathing, Parisians love to have fun in the sun. The city's parks beckon, as do bike lanes for soaring down the boulevards on...

Surprisingly close to central Paris is the Parc Zoologique, a fantastic zoo that first opened in 1934 and was dramatically renovated over a six-year period ending in 2014. The park has over 1000 animals...

Most people, when they think of Champagne, think of the area around Reims and Epernay, where the famous labels—Taittinger, Veuve Cliquot, Moet Chandon, and so on—are bottled, and from whence champagne is shipped all...

Even Paris-smitten urbanites need to escape the city sometimes. For a dose of greenery and serenity, there’s an address— just 15 minutes to the southwest of Paris— that’s a closely guarded secret among Parisians....

Lately I've been re-reading The Cathedral Builders, written by Jean Gimpel, a man of diverse interests born in Paris in 1918. During World War II he was involved in a Resistance group blowing up...

Just 30 minutes from Paris, the Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise, in its 5-hectare park setting, was constructed by a rich Italian financier at the court of Catherine de Medici around 1635. The village of Auvers-sur-Oise is...

Discover French country living in the 18th century just 26 kilometers west of Paris. Château de Champs-sur-Marne was constructed between 1703 and 1708 at the request of Louis XIV’s financier, Paul Poisson de Bourvallais....

“It’s one of the most beautiful examples of a Restoration-period mansion still within its original grounds” is how the former curator of Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris, Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, describes the former family...

For their latest campaign, offering fantastically priced travel from London to Paris, Eurostar asked four of the top authorities on everything Parisian for hot tips for the perfect day trip. We cool cats at Bonjour Paris...