Paris can't be missed on any European itinerary and not just because it's a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. There is no end to the breath-taking sites and museums you can visit in Paris. From exploring the Louvre, to soaking up the atmosphere on a river cruise then later in the cosy coffee shops, is it any wonder that it is seen as the top city destination in the world. But once you feel the hustle and bustle of Paris starting to wear you down, then it's time to explore the surrounding countryside in your own car and see a different side of France. There are many château within easy reach, and you'll also find day trips such as to Disneyland® Paris under 1 hour drive from Paris.
Three must see Châteaux within easy reach of Paris
CHÂTEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU
This château is located in the charming town of Fontainebleau and is just over an hours drive from Paris.
Spend the morning viewing the château with lunch in the beautiful gardens and still have time to visit the village before heading back to The City of Lights.
CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY
Another amazing château to easily visit on a day trip, Château de Chantilly is located north of Paris, close to the village of Chantilly.
After visiting the château and viewing it's spectacular art collection, don't miss the Great Stables (Grandes Ecuries) which are recognised as and 18th century architectural masterpiece.
CHÂTEAU DE MAINTENON
This lovely, little-known château is well worth the 90 minute drive east of Paris. Architect André le Nôtre who also worked on Versaille, assisted with the design of the picturesque aqueduct and elegant interiors.
Benefits of choosing Peugeot car leasing over car hire
Leasing allows you to discover Europe at your own pace, often for lower than the cost of car rental and is ideal for self-drive holidays of 21 to 175 days.
- Drive a brand new car
- Comes with a full factory warranty
- Leasing comes inclusive of insurance with no excess and no hidden extras
- Tax free, competitive leasing prices and economical to drive
- The extensive insurance permits you to drive through over 41 European countries hassle-free
- Collect and return at 28 convenient locations throughout Europe (additional fees may apply)