27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Grimaud
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Visiting Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Addis Ababa to Paris. While traveling from Addis Ababa, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Maison Lebrec.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer road trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Historic Site
Pointe du Hoc
4.7
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Battlefield
Omaha Beach
4.7

5
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de l'Ecluse and Plage du Sillon. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Malo to Agon-Coutainville to see Pointe D'Agon about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Nick, don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Longchamps Beach, and learn about winemaking at Cidre Sorre.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo online route maker.

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. Do some cultural sightseeing at O'Vineyards and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to La Plage du Rouet de La Palme (in La Palme), La Franqui Beach (in La Franqui) and Lac de la Raho (in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of La Bastide Saint Louis, and take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Fly from Saint-Malo to Carcassonne in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
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Historic Site
Cathar Castles
4.8

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nights
Marseille

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Musee Granet. Get some historical perspective at Pont d'Avignon and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Fondation Vasarely (in Aix-en-Provence) and Trolib (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marseille online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Marseille sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Marseille

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Must see
Palais des Papes
4.3
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Must see
Trolib
4.7

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nights
Grimaud

Grimaud ©
Visiting Dune La Londe and Plage de Cavaliere will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Port Grimaud 1 Beach and Plage de l'Escalet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grimaud: Daskalides Chocolatier (in La Londe Les Maures), Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage de l'Almanarre (in Hyeres).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grimaud road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Grimaud takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Grimaud

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Dune La Londe
4.9

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Nice

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Relax by the water at La Spiaggia and Castel Plage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie (in Cannes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice visit planner.

Drive from Grimaud to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grimaud in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Vieille Ville
4.7
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Neighborhood
La Croisette
3.9
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Neighborhood
Rue d'Antibes
4.0

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