Train Travel From Paris to???

Old Oct 15th, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Train Travel From Paris to???

Hello Everyone,
Any suggestions for a day trip on the train from Paris?
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 06:17 AM
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Chartres - it's a PERFECT day-trip
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 06:22 AM
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Auvers-sur-Oise, Chantilly, Senlis, Fontainebleau, Ile des Impressionistes, Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Reims, Beauvais, Provins..........and loads more.
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 06:51 AM
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Thanks....I'll look into those places!
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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What are your interests?
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Vaux requires more than just the train once you get to the vicinity (Melun) but IMO it is WELL worth the time and effort.
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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On a beautiful day Giverny is hard to beat. See the web site: http://giverny.org/.
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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What time of year is your trip?
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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April 2011 for six days.
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Have you been to Paris before?
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Old Oct 15th, 2010, 09:53 AM
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My husband has many years ago but this will be my first time there.
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I ask, for the simple reason, that an assumption is often made that you can see most of Paris in 4-5 days, and then it is time to do something else. As someone who has been multiple times, I can still say that I have a list of things I still have not seen.

Of course,some people are not city or museum people, so the list of sights shrinks.

For that reason, I might plan a trip outside of Paris, but not book anything until I get there. With the assumption of first day being airport/check-in/jet lag, and the last day being back to airport, the real time in Paris may be less than the days.

Versailles is good, because you could do a good visit, and still have part of the day left for Paris.
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I would agree with Michael. I wouldn't schedule much on day 1, just use it to walk around, get aware of your neighborhood, etc. and try to stay up as late as you can (10 pm local) you'll want to nap, but try to avoid it so that your body acclimates. As for Versailles, I would definitely recommend it. It's a short RER train ride to Versailles, take the early train out and be at the gates when it opens. You can spend 1/2 or a full day.

Were heading over in March with our Nephew and Niece and our Niece watched the Kirsten Dunst version of Marie Antoinette and now MUST see Versailles.
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apersuader,
you could also go to the Carnavalet. They filmed some of the outdoor scenes there for the movie
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Yes, keep your Paris itinerary loose. If you get a good weather day, use it for your excursion. Giverny will be open; don't know how many flowers there are in early April.
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If you like champagne, Epernay is a good option and if you're ambitious could be combined with Reims.
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Old Oct 16th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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With only six days to see Paris, personally I wouldn't plan a day trip out of the citiy.
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Disneyland for 2-3 days.
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