15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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nights
Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen online route planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): indulge your senses at Cave Cidricole Lecornu. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip site.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, then don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

3
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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet, Lérins Islands, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the next day, examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, visit Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Marseille hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Carcassonne

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.