15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 1 night
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 nights

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Paris

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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris route planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Step off the beaten path and head to Airborne Museum and Musee du debarquement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Bayeux: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

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Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, then step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Azay-le-Rideau trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Azay-le-Rideau by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Azay-le-Rideau sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and then steep yourself in history at Château de Biron.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Carcassonne

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.
On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 15th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, then stroll through Le Sentier des Ocres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Cannes

Cannes ©

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Le Petit Vigneau Winery, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Croisette and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Cannes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in July, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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