Day Trips From Paris

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  • Versailles: The Palace Built By The Sun King
    About 20 kilometers southwest of Paris you will find the palace of Versailles, so spectacular, that it attracts about 3 million visitors per year. ....

  • Le Chateau De Vaux Le Vicomte
    The attraction of the elegant Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte stems not only from the magnificent edifice and its decoration, but can be attributed as well, to the intriguing part it played in the history ....

  • Giverny: Home Of Claude Monet
    When Impressionist painter, Claude Monet acquired the country home in 1890, which he had previously been leasing, he began work on the garden and lily ponds that are so recognizable today, through his....

  • Le Chateau De Chantilly: Parties And Suicide
    Le Grand Conde was born in 1621 and died in 1686. He was born Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, and inherited a castle in Chantilly from his mother, Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, which had ....

  • Chateau De Malmaison And Mrs. Bonaparte‚Äôs Green Thumb
    The lady was quite a missus. Born into a family which owned a sugar plantation on the little island of Martinique, she was, in 1804, crowned Empress of France, and her name was Josephine. ....

  • Chartres Cathedral: By Train From Paris
    In 1194, after a fire which destroyed the cathedral formerly occupying this site, building of the current structure began, and was completed in 1260. ....