Day trips from Paris, continue your voyage from Paris Gare du Nord

Bonjour! Are you ready to unlock the wonders of France? If you find yourself in Paris and want to discover the best day trips from Paris, simply step aboard at Paris Gare du Nord and let the adventure begin.

If you're looking for recommendations on where to go by train from Paris you will find many exciting options that the French capital and its nearby destinations offer. St. Pancras International welcomes you to embark on an unforgettable journey by train, whether you’re a family seeking fun, a couple craving romance, or a group celebrating a special occasion.

Romantic Retreat: Travel from Paris to Lyon and Bordeaux

For couples seeking a romantic escape, look no further than the charming cities of Lyon and Bordeaux. To get to Lyon, simply board the sleek TGV train from Paris Gare du Lyon, and within two hours, you’ll arrive in the gastronomic capital of France. For Bordeaux, take a train to Paris Montparnasse and TVG will take you to the Gare Saint-Jean train station in Bordeaux in just 2h 9m.

Top Things to Do in Lyon:

  1. Wander hand in hand through the cobblestone streets and the traboules (hidden passageways) of Vieux Lyon, Old Lyon.
  2. Indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the Rhône River.
  3. Climb to the top of Fourvière Hill for panoramic views of the city.
  4. Explore the vibrant Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse market and sample gourmet treats.

What to Do in Bordeaux:

  1. Explore the historic wine cellars and indulge in tastings at prestigious châteaux.
  2. Wander through the charming streets of Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed city centre.
  3. Experience Bordeaux’s vibrant nightlife scene with rooftop bars, wine bars and clubs.
  4. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Garonne River, soaking in the city’s beauty from the water.

Family Adventure: How to get to Disneyland from Paris

Embark on a magical journey to Disneyland Paris, where dreams come to life for both young and old. From central Paris, take the RER A train to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station. Make sure to board a train that includes "Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy" on its destination list. In around 40 minutes, you'll find yourself at the gates of Disneyland Paris. From enchanting castles to thrilling rides, Disneyland Paris promises a day filled with joy and laughter for the entire family.

Top Things to Do:

  1. Meet Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland Park.
  2. Embark on a heroic adventure with Pirates of the Caribbean.
  3. Explore the magical world of Sleeping Beauty at the iconic Disneyland Castle.
  4. Experience the future at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Hen/Stag Do Extravaganza: Day trip from Paris to Burgundy

If you are looking for wine tours near Paris to toast to the bride or groom-to-be, consider the vineyards and chateaux of Burgundy or Bourgogne. Burgundy is the primary wine producer area famous for Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay, Chablis and Beaujolais wine that together with its capital Dijon, make this region a must-see for wine lovers.

Getting to Burgundy from Paris is an easy task. From Gare du Nord take Line D to Gare de Lyon (2 stops) and hop on the train to Dijon, the high speed train will take you to the region of the wine in over 2hours.

Once you arrive at Dijon, the capital of Burgundy region is surrounded by vineyards. Embark on wine tasting tours, savour gourmet delicacies such as its famous mustard, and admire the vibrant scenography of mixed gothic and art deco architecture.

Thrilling Adventure: French Alps

Prepare for an adrenaline-fuelled escape in the majestic French Alps. Catch a TGV Lyria train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Chambéry, then transfer to a regional train to reach acclaimed ski resorts such as Courchevel. With a Summer of sport fast approaching, these alpine havens offer a plethora of outdoor activities, from exhilarating skiing and snowboarding to invigorating hikes and mountain biking trails, ensuring an unforgettable experience for thrill-seekers of all levels.

Top Things to Do in Courchevel:

  1. Hit the slopes of one of the world’s largest ski areas, with a range of trails suitable for all skill levels.
  2. Explore the traditional Alpine village with its authentic chalets and vibrant atmosphere.
  3. Take a cable car ride to the summit for stunning panoramic views.
  4. Indulge in gourmet cuisine at one of Courchevel’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Beach Day Trips from Paris

When the summer heat hits Paris, a refreshing escape to the coast is just a train journey away. Deauville, the "Parisian Riviera," is a chic seaside resort in Normandy, accessible by train from Paris Saint-Lazare in approximately 2 hours. Sink your toes into the sandy beach, stroll along the famous boardwalk, and indulge in fresh seafood.

Another option is Le Touquet, a picturesque town on the Opal Coast, just a 2.5 hour train from Paris Gare du Nord. With its sandy beach, pine forests, and lively resort atmosphere, Le Touquet offers a perfect mix of relaxation and activity.

Top Things to Do on Your Beach Day Trip:

  1. Soak up the sun and splash in the waves at the beach.
  2. Savour fresh seafood at a waterfront restaurant.
  3. Stroll along the boardwalk or beachfront promenade.
  4. Explore the charming streets and shops of the coastal towns.

Remember to pack the sunscreen, a hat, and a light jacket, and you'll be set for a perfect beach day trip from Paris!

Paris is a dream destination, but the real magic lies just a train ride away. Explore Disneyland Paris, savour Lyon’s culinary wonders, wander through Burgundy's vineyards, or relax on sun-kissed beaches—all perfect for a day trip.

Next time you're in the City of Light, venture beyond its borders. High-speed trains from Paris Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, and other major stations make it easy and tempting to explore nearby destinations.

So, start planning your Parisian escape today—your dream day trip is waiting!

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