Things to do
around Paris

The area surrounding Paris is bursting with treasures to be discovered and different types of scenery to be enjoyed, making this part of France a great location for walking and exploring. With theme parks such as Disneyland and Parc Astérix, Château de Vincennes featuring Europe’s highest dungeon, not to mention the castles of Versailles, Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte, there are plenty of accessible attractions less than an hour from Paris by rail or road.

Whether you’re looking for weekend outing ideas in Ile de France, or simply **a day trip away from Paris, why not try out our recommended selection of must-see sites around the capital, easily accessible by public transport or by car. Spare yourself the inconvenience of long ticket queues and purchase your tickets online to enjoy a faster service at the same price!

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Vaux-le-Vicomte castle

Visit Vaux-le-Vicomte, a beautiful château in Ile-de-France, modeled on the Palace of Versailles and other great buildings of the seventeenth century. Less than 50 km from Paris, unveil this true piece of French heritage by day or by candlelit night.

Château de Fontainebleau

Come and discover the official hunting residence of every single French ruler. The Château de Fontainebleau is a splendid fusion of architectural styles that stretches across more than 1000 years of royal history.
from €18

Palace of Versailles

Versailles wasn't built in a day! In fact, the palace was constructed over a period of 50 years by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Following his lead, his successors also wanted to leave their mark, adding extra features until the revolution intervened. Today, Versailles is a wonderful memorial to three centuries of French royal history.

Thoiry Zoo

Come and explore the Thoiry Safari Zoo, at the gateway to Paris. With a chateau and historical gardens, a safari by car and a zoo visit on foot, Thoiry guarantees a great day for the whole family!

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Discover the Basilica of Saint-Denis, one of the jewels of Gothic architecture and the last resting place for all of the kings of France since the King Dagobert. With more than 70 sculpted tombs and tombs, a visit allows you to retrace the whole royal history of France.

Parc Astérix

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Komandgetix ! Like thunder falling from the sky, rumble into the new attraction Oziris!
from €59

Disneyland parks

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With unforgettable moments, dazzling parades and amazing attractions around every corner, there's so much to see and do at Disneyland® Paris. Enjoy the Disney experience during 1 day.

Château de Vincennes

Discover one of the most iconic castles in France at the gates of Paris. The Château de Vincennes boasts a magnificent donjon that is the largest in Europe, and is a true time machine, transporting visitors back to the time of the great kings of France.

Grande Arche de la Défense

Situated in the La Défense district, the Grand Arche de la Fraternité features the longest terrace in Paris. The roof of the arch affords beautiful views of Paris, with superb perspectives on iconic monuments like the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Pyramid, and the Eiffel Tower.

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