15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Toulouse, Train to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive
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Beziers
— 1 night
Drive
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims
— 3 nights
Fly

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Carcassonne Center

On the 10th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Carcassonne Center, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in September: high temperatures in Carcassonne Center hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beziers.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Beziers

Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Beziers online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Beziers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for Lourdes on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Beziers

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Lourdes

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de l'Adoration. and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, then admire the masterpieces at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lourdes day trip site.

Drive from Beziers to Lourdes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lourdes when traveling from Beziers in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lacypierre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip builder.

Getting from Lourdes to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Visit Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chateau Royal de Blois for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

Discover how to plan a Amboise trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Amboise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September: highs in Amboise hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amboise to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Reims

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau of Coucy and Chateau de Fere-en-Tardenois. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Amand (in Saint-Amand-sur-Fion), La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy) and Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial (in Fere-en-Tardenois). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret Domaniale de Verzy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Reims by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.