Getaway Breaks from Paris

  • Wine Cellar in Burgundy

    © Michel Joly

    Wine Cellar in Burgundy

    © Michel Joly

  • Mont-Saint-Michel

    © Max Topchii - Fotolia


    © Max Topchii - Fotolia

  • Claude Monet's Residence in Giverny

    © Atout France/Catherine Bibollet

    Claude Monet's Residence in Giverny

    © Atout France/Catherine Bibollet

Getaway Breaks from Paris Paris fr

Though you can never get your fill of the City of Lights and its diverse attractions, do schedule some time in your Parisian agenda for getaway breaks beyond Paris. A variety of exciting “Be There! Do That!” memories wait to be created: from royal and cultural encounters to wine country trails!

The Domaine de Chantilly, located close to Paris provides you many reasons to make your outing here a special one: the majestic Château de Chantilly, home to the Condé Museum which stores an impressive collection of French art, beautifully landscaped gardens and the Grand Stables which house the Live Horse Museum. Spend a night at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume for an experience combining the best of the French art of living and contemporary luxury.

Make the train your getaway companion. Take in scenic vistas of picturesque landscapes while your high speed train smoothly transports you to your destination. Arm yourself with the France Rail Pass that provides access to the French rail network, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Normandy Calling
A fascinating blend of art, history, culture, unspoilt natural beauty and exclusive seaside resorts await you in Normandy. Head to Mont St. Michel to take in an exceptional setting of an abbey located on an island with stunning views of its bay. Rightfully declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, chief attractions include its Abbey, the parish church and its museums. Awaken your spiritual side with a visit to the Mont St. Michel! 

Glitzy Deauville on the other hand, promises an encounter with all things glamour! Touted as the watering hole of the rich and the famous, this exclusive seaside resort is a convenient getaway option from Paris (2hrs 15 mins by train). Head to the beach for a relaxed well spent day at the beach or tempt fate at its Casino or paint the town red with well spent evenings at its bars and clubs. Known for its equestrian events, Deauville is the place to go to for horse lovers. Polo matches, yearling auctions, horse races take place frequently. A packed calendar of events ensures that you never have a dull moment in Deauville!

An Artistic Rendezvous
Head to Giverny for an Impressionist encounter. Home of the Great Master Monet, Giverny’s easy accessibility from Paris (a one hour train journey) makes it ideal for a day’s outing. This quaint village brings you closer to Monet’s world. Do not miss his Japanese inspired water garden, home to the famous water lilies... a subject of his most famous piece of art. His 19th century restored house has further illustrations of the Great Master’s creativity seen in various rooms around the house. For more on Impressionism, plan a visit to the Musée des Impressionnismes. Stop at Le Jardin des Plumes, a hotel and a fine dining restaurant for a meal. Modelled in Art Deco style, this cozy and comfortable establishment boasts of a fine restaurant with picturesque views. A warm and elegant ambience perfectly complement your meal in Monet country.

Wine Trails
Super efficient train connections whisk you to the region of  Champagne Ardenne - home to the King of Wines - Champagne. Visits of renowned champagne cellars such as Moet et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Pommery all wait to be discovered. Reims tempts you with its architectural marvels, while Epernay introduces you to its vineyards and Troyes takes you closer to Essoyes - the artist’s village and also the home of Renoir.Dijon in Burgundy reveals glimpses of its historic past as the former home of the Dukes of Burgundy. On offer are also visits to Château du Clos de Vougeot - the birthplace of wine tradition in Burgundy, headquarters of the world’s largest wine brotherhood, “Les Chevaliers du Tastevin”. Top off your stay with a glass of fine Chablis or the robust red wines of the Côtes de Nuit region. 

Encounter royalty in the Loire Valley replete with majestic châteaux. Your journey starts in Tours - gateway to Châteaux country and Loire’s vineyards. Plan a rendezvous with the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord. Do not leave without savouring the Muscadet or the reds from the Saumur region.

Things to see

Point of interest