This summer 2019 has been very hot in Paris and all over France. We are now enjoying much cooler temperatures and mostly sunny skies.
September is one of the best times of the year to visit our beautiful country. The high season for tourism is not at its peak anymore and the lines to enter the palace of Versailles or the Louvre museum, for instance, are not as long as in July and August. It’s still Summer time and the sun does not set too early.
Besides walking through the different districts of Paris which is the best way to feel their atmosphere and discover unusual places, there are many destinations around Paris which are worthwhile a visit. It’s a good time to visit the WWII landing beaches of Normandy after the 75th anniversary.
Driving through picturesque villages, orchards full of ripe apples and tasting cider will certainly allow you to enjoy this part of France with a rich history. The gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny will close at the end of October for the winter but they are still blooming with fall flowers.
Champagne is also another interesting destination when the vineyards are being harvested. Of course, Versailles will be less crowded and therefore more enjoyable. But there are also 2 castles which are not as visited by tourists but, when they are, they fascinate the visitors, Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau. It’s only one hour drive to get there from Paris and it’s close to the wonderful forest of Fontainebleau, with its rocks attracting climbers from all over Europe.
Now the question is: how do you want to do these visits? In big buses with large groups or privately, with a guide who will introduce you to the history and way of life of the French people along the way? Have a look at our excursions and make your choice. We are ready to welcome you.