Found in the southern suburbs of Paris, Orly is worthy of a visit on its own without even setting foot in the centre of Paris. Travel around at your own pace and see the best sights by car.
Enjoy the Great Parisian Outdoors!
Travel to the Regional Natural Park of the Haute Vallee de Chevreuse. Just because the Valley has Regional Natural Park status doesn’t mean it is all forest and wilderness. Containing a variety of unique historical sites and beautiful parkland, it’s a great place from which to escape the busy city.
An ideal location for an afternoon stroll and a picnic, at the heart of the valley you’ll find the Chateau de Breteuil which is well worth a day trip.
Inside, the history of the chateau is brought to life by waxworks depicting scenes from stories told by the de Breteuil family for centuries.
Admire the Beautiful Fontainebleau
Visit the magical Fontainebleau, a beautiful town south east of Paris that is known around the world for the forest, castle, and excellent golf course. It's certainly one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
Pick up a map or a guide book from the tourist office and take to one of the many trails that lead you through the forest. Whether you prefer to explore on foot or by bike you’re sure to be enchanted by the picture perfect wooded landscape.
The town of Fontainebleau has grown up around its sumptuous castle. Home to a long line of royal and aristocratic guests the chateau has evolved and grown into the masterpiece of wealth that it is today. A guided tour will take you round the most noteworthy rooms and highlight the ways in which each owner left their mark.
Leave Paris for the Coast
Perhaps take a drive to Le Havre on the coast. With plenty to see and do, it’s a worthy trip that will allow you to combine the water with some city fun. Musee Malraux, Le Volcan, and Les Docks Vauban are just a few of the things not to miss!