My bus tour goes first to Avignon and then further South to Arles, Aix en Province. My river cruise will go north west of Paris, first to Rouen and then onto Normandy. Versailles is not on the itinerary so I have now added that.
I enjoy visiting quaint little towns. Enjoy flea markets, shopping, scenic areas, castles, taking in whatever might be unique to an area, wineries. I am not a big museum person.
Post by madamtrashheap on Jun 5, 2011 23:00:23 GMT -5
Day trips from Paris include:
Versailles - depending on what you want to see, could be a half or full day
Giverney - visit Monet's gardens
Epernay - champagne region and vineyard tours
There are quite a few flea markets in Paris on different days of the week, just do a search on Paris Markets and the information is readily accessible. This may alter your need for day trips as there is plenty to see and do in Paris for 3 days. You could also consider a cruise on the Canal St Martin which is something different and certainly not mainstream. Or you can walk along a large section of it too.
In terms of sights IN Paris, what is listed in your tour itinerary?
I think all the main attractions, too many to list, are covered in both tours. I spend time with my bus tour and my cruise tour in Paris so that's why I was leaning towards using it as a base to enjoy the night life and fine dining in the evenings but taking day trips out. I may just spend time in Paris as you suggested since the tour groups can be so busy. It might be nice to have that down time to do as I please. But since I did get a rail pass, out of city day trips are mostly covered (with the exception of the additional fees I keep reading about).
Epernay sounds interesting. I will add that to the list.
Paris is in one of the beautiful attractions of this world. Last year me and my hubby had been to Paris and it was an amazing experience. There are various places that are worth watchable, some of them are:-
1 Arc de Triomphe 2 Basilica de Sacre Coeur 3 Eglise de la Madeleine 4 Versailles Palace 5 Paris Opera