Day Trips West of Paris

Chateau de la Petite Malmaison
Built in 1805 for the Empress Josephine. This was her private home and she personally oversaw its decoration. Free admission for children under 12. 229bis ave Napoleon Bonaparte, Rueil-Malmaison (92)
Le Chateau de Breteuil
Built in the 18th century, this chateau is set in 185 acres of parkland in the heart of the Chevreuse Valley. Situated only 35 km from Paris. The Chateau is open for guided tours, receptions and seminars. Choisel, Chevreuse (78).
Academie du spectacle equestre
Equestrian show and school in the stables of Versailles. Grande Ecurie du Chateau de Versailles, Ave Rockefeller, Versailles (78) SNCF: Versailles
Chateau de Maisons
Built in 17th century, this chateau is considered a model of the French classical style of architecture. It is set in 9 acres of parkland. 2 avenue Carnot, Maisons-Laffitte (78)
Chateau de Versailles
Conceived by Louis the XIV and executed by some of the most brilliant minds of the 17th Century. Visit the chateau and its gardens. Exhibitions and various festivals held throughout the year. Chateau de Versailles, Versailles (78).
Chateau de Dampierre
A chateau constructed by Hardouin-Mansart in the 17th century. Beautiful gardens and lakes surrond the chateau. Open between 01 April to 15 October from 14:00 to 18:00, varies on bank holidays. Chateau de Dampierre, Dampierre en Yvelines (78).
France Miniature
Visit all of France in one day at this mini reproduction of Frances famous landmarks. Located past Versailles in the Western suburbs at 25, route du Mesnil (Bd Andre Malraux) (78)
Caleches du Chateau de Versailles
Discover the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles from a horse-drawn coach. Allee des Mortemets, Zone des Matelots, Versailles (78)
Chateau de Rambouillet
The national farm or La Bergerie Nationale is in the grounds of the chateau. The farm was created by Louis 16th as a centre of agricultural research. It is now a living farm with pigs, horses, cows and chickens. Parc du Chateau, Rambouillet (78)
Abbaye Notre Dame de la Roche
A historical monument dating back to the 12th century, restored as a horticultural centre. Open all year round, individual and guided tours on request. Route de Dampierre, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis (78).
Espace Rambouillet - Western Suburbs
A nature reserve where you can see native animals including deer, boars and eagles. Located at route de Clairefontaine (78)
Musee Claude Monet
Monets garden is located an hour to the West of Paris on the banks of the Seine in the village of Giverney. Open daily except Mondays from 9:30-18:00 from April 1st to November 1st. Located in Giverny SNCF: Vernon
St Germain-en-Laye
30 minutes due West from the centre of Paris. The Chateau dates back to the 14th Century is now the National Archaelogical Museum. Extensive park houses a public swimming pool (78) RER: St Germain-en-Laye
Villa Savoye
One of the most famous houses of the modern movement in architecture, designed by Le Corbusier in 1929. Open to the public, every day except Tuesdays. 9:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30. 82 rue de Villiers, Poissy (78)
Chateau de Monte Cristo
The home of Alexandre Dumas where he wrote the Count of Monte Cristo. Le Port Marly, St Germain en Laye (78).