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Everything you need for a day in Paris by train

Historic buildings, famous museums, lively terraces or strolling along the Seine: Paris is the ideal destination for a day trip by train. In less than 3.5 hours, you can travel with Thalys from Amsterdam Central to Paris, where you get off in the centre at Gare du Nord station.
Leave early in the morning and take an evening train back home, so you can make the most of an unforgettable day in Paris!
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Paris hotspots

There are plenty of hotspots you must discove, when you travel to Paris by train for the day. Climb the iconic Eiffel Tower and enjoy fantastic views across the city, wander the gardens of the Louvre or visit the atmospheric Montmartre district and see the Sacré Coeur. Need a breather? Then visit the beautiful city park Jardin du Luxembourg.

Boat trip on the Seine

See the city while sitting down? Rest your feet and take a boat cruise on the Seine. This way, you will admire sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre from a completely different perspective. A great calm activity to do during Paris day tours.

Discover museums in cultural Paris

A day in Paris should not be without a touch of culture. Admire the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, immerse yourself in the world of modern art at Centre Pompidou or learn all about fashion at Palais Galliera. Don't forget the ethnographic Musée du qua Branly and the Fragonard perfume museum. Your Thalys ticket will get you a discount in these places.

Shopping in Paris

As a fashion city, Paris is the ideal destination for a day of shopping. Find a wide range of luxury fashion houses and affordable shops on the Champs-Elysées. Or let yourself be surprised by the spectacular department stores Les Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Le Bon Marché, where you can also admire the beautiful architecture and interior. Even if you have no intention of buying anything, there is plenty to see here!

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Culinary treats

Whether you are a fan of fine dining or prefer to settle down at a terrace for a delicious macaron with your coffee, you will find that Paris is a culinary paradise. The French capital is bursting with patisserie shops, bistros and restaurants. Make your day trip in Paris complete with fantastic French wines and cheeses or enjoy the very best French pastries. Wandering through the narrow alleys of a lovely district, such as Montmartre, you will find something on every corner! Read our tips on Parisian delights and where to sample them.

Disneyland for the whole family

Planning a family day out to Paris by train? Then treat yourself and your family to a trip to Disneyland Paris. It is an unforgettable experience for young and old. And the train will drop you off at the gates of the amusement park!

Day in Paris by train

Thalys is the high-speed train for daily connections between the Netherlands and France and is therefore ideal for a one-day return to Paris. Thalys will bring you from Amsterdam Central Station directly to the French capital in 3.5 hours, where you will get off at Gare du Nord. Gare du Nord is located in the centre of Paris, in the tenth arrondissement. From this station, you can easily travel with the metro to all the places of interest. This makes Paris the ideal destination for a day trip by train.
Thalys runs no less than 10 times a day from Amsterdam to Paris. Check which schedule suits you best in our practical booking module. You can book your trip from € 70 return. Please note: the sooner you book, the lower the price. Early booking pays off!

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A day in Paris is not enough

Would you rather go to Paris for a weekend getaway or do you want to combine a holiday in France with Paris as a city trip? Of course, you can also choose to stay longer in Paris. You can also book your train journey with an overnight stay with our partners. Here are some more tips for an unforgettable city trip in Paris.

Tips cheap train tickets for a day in Paris

Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Choose a Non-flex ticket for the lowest fare. Please note, you will not be able to cancel or rebook the ticket. If you want more flexibility, choose another rate.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets
  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets
  • Tickets for Thalys and TGV can be booked 4 months in advance
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee

Tips to get the best rates

Book from a station nearest to you. Will you depart from, for example, Schagen or Zwolle? Then buy a ticket from your boarding station and you will pay € 44 for a one-way trip.
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