Getaway within a Day

Feel like royalty in Versailles or Reims: best short trips from Paris

Versailles – Feel like royalty for a day and admire the splendor of the Sun-King incredible Palace. Take a stroll around the beautiful and extensive grounds, discover the charms of Marie-Antoinette’s farm and Petit Trianon or enjoy the refined water features of the numerous fountains.

Giverny – Wander through the bucolic gardens that inspired many of Monet’s masterpieces, including the famous water lilies. Just up the Road, the Musée des Impressionnismes welcomes you for a deeper dive in the artistic movement in France and abroad.

Fontainebleau – An excellent alternative to Versailles if you have already visited it, Fontainebleau is the only royal castle to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. With an architecture just as opulent as Versailles and beautiful gardens and courtyards, this sovereign residence will give you a unique perspective on the French royal and imperial history.

Chantilly – Only 40 km from Paris city center, discover one of the most beautiful Castle and domain, a true heritage from France’ crown, treasure of Henri D’Orléans, famous for its gardens, stables, 2nd greatest French library, unique equestrian shows and painting collection.

Amiens – An hour away from Paris, in Picardie, this city on the threshold of the North front has an incredible heritage. From the remarkable gothic cathedral to the water market in Saint-Leu district or the Jules Verne house, there are plenty of sites to explore. Take a boat for a refreshing tour around the “floating gardens”: a must in spring and summer!

Reims – 1h40 drive from Hyatt Paris Madeleine lies the “city of coronation”: a vibrant metropole renowned all over the world for its rich history, its World Heritage monuments and its Champagne Houses always on the lookout for excellence. 

Normandy coasts - A 2-hours train ride from Paris, Normandy offers several cities where you will be able to spend you day at the beach, or to enjoy the delightfully retro atmosphere of casinos and beach-side boardwalks. From Deauville and its celebrities, to the port of Honfleur that inspired many impressionists masters or the historical D-Day beaches, recharge in the fashion that suits you the most.

Vaux-le-Vicomte – Step into the fruit of Nicolas Fouquet’s bold vision project that inspired a young Louis XIV to build Versailles palace. Testament of an era, uniting the crafts of masters such as painter Lebrun, architect Le Vau or landscape gardener Lenôtre, you will enjoy its fascinating story as well as its unique atmosphere. For a truly magical experience, visit the estate during a candlelight evening.

Lille – Less than three hours from Paris, discover a dynamic city, fascinating blend between French and Flemish, with a rich cultural scene and heritage. After a stroll in the quaint streets of the old city, make sure that you try one of the local “estaminets” for a typical dish with a beer and fries. 

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