14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Train
4
Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 3 nights
Drive to Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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Aix-en-Provence

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Seuil, walk around Terrain des Peintres (Painters Park), explore the world behind art at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, and finally admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, then examine the collection at Gallifet, and finally stroll around Promenade de la Torse.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip site.

Boston, USA to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Aix-en-Provence due to the time zone difference. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, pause for some photo ops at Monument des Deportes, then examine the collection at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally appreciate the history behind Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in July, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Paris

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step off the beaten path and head to 1st Arrondissement and Quartier Montparnasse. Get some cultural insight at Memorial De La Shoah and Musee du Parfum - Fragonard. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, walk around Parc du Champ de Mars, and engage your brain at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
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Beaune

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): do a tasting at Domaine Chateau de Citeaux, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nicolas, do a tasting at Domaine LEJEUNE - POMMARD, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Rebourgeon Michel, then do a tasting at Cave des Hospices, and finally look for gifts at Athenaeum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Maison des Climats, do a tasting at Nuiton-Beaunoy- Cave des Hautes-Cotes, learn about winemaking at Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, then do a tasting at Domaine Debray, and finally learn about winemaking at Les Caves de l'Abbaye.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beaune trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Beaune in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Domain du Banneret and Domaine Albin Jacumin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave Ourouse and Famille Quiot. Change things up with these side-trips from Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Oppidum Saint Vincent (in Gaujac), Saint-Victor-la-Coste (Domaine du Serre-Biau & Castella Saint-Victor-La-Coste) and Domaine de Fenouillet (in Beaumes-de-Venise). There's more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Fortia and stop by Caveau Xavier Vins - Domaine de Beaumalric.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chateauneuf-du-Pape attractions planning app.

You can drive from Beaune to Chateauneuf-du-Pape in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Beaune in July; daily highs in Chateauneuf-du-Pape reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.