TOURS AND GETAWAYS OUT OF PARIS
The region of Paris is full of sumptuous castles within an hour by car: the iconic palace of Versailles, also the chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau, Chantilly...
The surrounding countryside also offers remarkable landscapes, which have fascinated Impressionist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.
What's better than getting there aboard an exceptional vintage convertible car? Comfortably installed, you enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, hair in the wind!
If you have time, we will suggest detours along the country roads to let you discover typical villages frozen in old age.
It is an exceptional and unforgettable moment that we offer to you, out of time!
A DAY TO VERSAILLES
If the grandiose palace and its magnificent Hall of Mirrors are world famous, the sumptuous estate with its French gardens designed by Le Nôtre is a masterpiece that alone deserves the trip.
From the terraces of the palace, stroll through the groves, parterres and fountains to enjoy the magnificent fountains shows.
After your visit of the palace, we propose to drive you by car in the alleys of this immense park of 815 hectares. We will take you to the end of the Grand Canal which offers a magnificent perspective on the palace that is reflected in the water. You will discover Marie-Antoinette's estate, with the Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon, as well as the bucolic hamlet of the queen and other curiosities.
To better enjoy this exceptional and intimate place, we will offer you an elegant and refined picnic, or we will recommend a restaurant.
We offer an original and exclusive getaway, fully customizable according to your desires and on the weather.
Departure in the morning from your hotel.
Stop at the castle of Malmaison, imperial residence of Napoleon and Josephine.
We continue along the Seine river for a stop at the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, residence of the kings of France from the 12th century to the 17th .
Arrival to the gates of the Palace of Versailles. With your fast-lane tickets, you will visit the castle and the gardens with their beautiful groves.
Back to your car, waiting for you at the gates. We drive you in the park to the place of your elegant picnic, set up by your chauffeur-guide. After your lunch, you can relax under the centenary trees, or you can walk freely.
We drive you by car to the domain of Trianon and the hamlet of the queen, which you can visit as you wish.
Return by car to Paris. Unless you want to extend your experience with the fountains night show with fireworks, or a show in the majestic Royal Opera.
INDICATIVE TIMING AND RATES
Departure from your hotel around 9 am.
Return to your hotel around 7 pm, depending on the options selected.
The indicative price for this full-day course (10H) is 900€ (excluding entrance tickets, excluding lunch).
A half-day trip to Versailles is also possible.
We offer more tailor-made escapades, half-day or full day.
Here are some ideas that you can customize according to your wishes:
CHATEAUX OF VAUX-LE-VICOMTE, FONTAINEBLEAU AND AREA
At less than an hour drive from Paris, the sumptuous castles of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau will amaze you. It is possible to combine the visit of these 2 castles on a day. On the way, we can stop in Barbizon, the "village of painters"; and Moret-sur-Loing, charming medieval village.
THE IMPRESSIONISTS TOUR; GIVERNY, AUVERS-SUR-OISE AND THE VEXIN NATURE PARK
The French Vexin nature park and the Oise valley were favorite places for Impressionist painters who found their inspiration.
The country roads, punctuated with charming authentic villages, are ideal for an unforgettable ride in a vintage car.
In Auvers-sur-Oise, everything reminds Vincent Van Gogh who lived there the rest of his life. He found inspiration in this village where he painted the lovely houses, still untouched, and the surrounding landscapes.
In Giverny, Claude Monet's house and its magnificent garden will immerse you in the atmosphere of the master of Impressionism.
On our route we will follow the Seine through Roche-Guyon with its imposing castle.
We will get through the hilly countryside to the gorgeous Domaine de Villarceaux, with its 2 castles surrounded by gorgeous French gardens.
For lunch we offer an elegant picnic with local products, or a charming restaurant like the Mill of Fourges.
Guillaume Dazin, owner of Paris Heritage Tours, will be your guide and private chauffeur.
Passionate about the heritage and history of Ile-de-France, he will take pleasure in commenting your journey, in English or French.
Would you like in addition an expert guide during your visits in castles? Paris Heritage Tours is working with the best partners of the art and luxury scene.
We put at your disposal our 2 exceptional classic convertible cars. We have selected them for their excellent driving qualities and comfort, superior to many modern cars. They will drive you quickly, comfortably and safely to the destination of your visits.
In addition they offer charm, extreme elegance and authenticity!
Forget the stress due to strict timing of group tours and public transport schedules, your car with your private guide-chauffeur are at your full disposal for the duration of your private getaway!
We can also reserve for you skip-the-line tickets for your visits.
Our goal is to offer you a dreamy, relaxing and privileged moment, as opposed to standardized and anonymous mass tourism.
We simply offer you the best way to immerse in French culture and Art de Vivre!