Day Trips

Day Trips

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...

Versailles presents Robert Doisneau’s Vogue Years and looks forward to the 9th edition of Esprit Jardin and a rare opportunity to visit the King’s Vegetable Garden Robert Doisneau, Les Années Vogue Presenting a little-known aspect of the genius...

He was born in Limoges, spent most of his life in Paris, and died in Cagnes-sur-Mer, in Provence: but in the latter part of his life Pierre-Auguste Renoir spent long, happy periods of time...

During my first trip to Paris, in the days when maps were the only option, I was unraveling the mysteries of the Metro, when I found that the RER Line B from Charles de...

There is no better way of getting yourself in the mood for a short weekend trip than watching a film set in that city. Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York, Wow. Vicky Christina in Barcelona, superb....

Have you done everything in Paris – or are you just worn-out with sightseeing? Try the Hammam at the Grande Mosquée de Paris. The Mosque rose above us in all its gleaming whiteness. The domes...
Auberge du Jeu de Paume

You need not travel far from Paris to experience a romantic weekend away in a luxurious setting. Just 25 miles north, and easily accessible by car or train, sits the majestic Auberge du Jeu de...

I was first introduced to the renowned institution Deyrolle in Adam Gopnik’s book Paris to the Moon and added this unusual menagerie of taxidermied animals to my bucket list. While en vacances in Paris,...

You need not leave Paris this summer in search of sunny beaches, on the 20th July the beach will come to you! As part of Paris Plages, three beaches located along the Seine river (and the...