Day trips out of Paris

Apr 8th, 2009, 02:22 PM
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Day trips out of Paris

I am looking for a mellow day trip to the countryside out of Paris. We will need to take the train. Not Versailles or Giverney (have been there before). Any suggestions?
Thank you,
Suzanne
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Apr 8th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Here is Sarastro's complete list (ignore those you have already visited):

Giverny
http://giverny.org/gardens/

Open daily except Mondays from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm from April 1st to October 31st
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Vaux-le-Vicomte
http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/

Open from March 15th to November 9th from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm, last admission at 5.30 pm
RER D to Melun
Shuttle or taxi from Melun
Entrance: from 14€

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Chantilly
http://www.chateaudechantilly.com/
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Fontainebleau
http://www.fontainebleau-tourisme.com/

Take SNCF train from Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau-Avon in the direction of Montargis Sens and disembark at Gare de Fontainebleau Avon
Fare 9.40€
En route time 1+02
http://www.transilien.com

From Gare de Fontainebleau-Avon, take Aérial bus line A to Château
Fare: 1.40€
Buses every 15 mintues.

Entrance fee: 8€
Students: 6€
Free entry the first Sunday of each month
Entrance plus one hour guided tour (in French only): 11€

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Provins
http://www.provins.net/

Low Season
Open from January 2nd to March 21st and from November 3rd to December 31th 2008:
Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends & public holidays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
High Season
From March 22nd to November 2nd :
Daily from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m..
General closure December 25th and January 1st

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Versailles
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/

RER C: direction Versailles-Rive-Gauche-château
Gare Montparnasse: SNCF train serving Versailles-Chantiers
Gare Saint-Lazare: SNCF train direction Versailles-rive-droite

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Chartres
http://sacred-destinations.com/franc...-cathedral.htm
http://www.mymaze.de/chartres_technisch_e.htm
http://www.chartres-tourisme.com/
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And for children:

Parc Asterix
http://www.parcasterix.fr/
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Disneyland Paris
http://www.disneylandparis.com/
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Apr 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Rouen. It's a marvelous town with lots to see. Approx. 45 min. train ride from Paris. I left Paris around 9:00am or so and returned around 5:00pm. Perfect walking town. I have a day trip report on this town if you're interested. E-mail me at [email protected] Very mellow
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Apr 8th, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Chartres - a beautiful cathedral and a cute town.
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Apr 8th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Do you like champagne? Cathedrals and history? Perhaps you would like Reims. It's a 45 minute train ride from Paris.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-Dame_de_Reims

You can arrange champagne tours and tastings if you are interested.
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