Day trips from Paris

Dec 15th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Day trips from Paris

I will be in Paris from 30 Dec - 4 Jan and am looking for a day trip that isn't touristy. I've been to Versailles, and seen chateaux in the Loire Valley, so I'd like to see something new/different/ off the beaten path.
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Dec 15th, 2006, 10:57 PM
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Hi and welcome on board
Take a train from Gare de Lyon in Paris and 1h40 later discover Dijon and its Dukes of Burgundy heritage. It is not really off the beaten path but Dijon is quiet in the winter. Go to the tourist office and ask for the owl's trail brochure (2&euro to follow the path that leads to the nicest sites.
And to give you an idea of what can be seen, here are my Dijon pics.

Happy travels!
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Dec 16th, 2006, 01:34 AM
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take a train to Rheims and taste your way through the champagne houses
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Dec 17th, 2006, 02:35 AM
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Hi C,

Take a train to Auxerre.

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Dec 17th, 2006, 03:48 AM
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Nice suggestions so far; you could also take the train to Rouen
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Dec 17th, 2006, 03:52 AM
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For a day trip, we joined a Fat Tire Bike Tour and went to explore Monet's Gardens in Giverny. It was wonderful.
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Dec 17th, 2006, 05:13 AM
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There has been so much posted on this subject here. If you go to Search on this subject you'll be on for hours, if not days.Your cup will runneth over.
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Dec 17th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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Monet's house and gardens are closed in winter.
Chartres is also a possible day trip, or Provins.
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