29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Bordeaux
— 12 nights
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Six-Fours-les-Plages
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Ferme Andrevias (in Sorges), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Brantome en Perigord City). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de La Palmyre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Toulouse

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 6th (Thu), get curious at Cite de l'espace and then stroll around Jardin Raymond VI. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, and finally enjoy some music at Theatre du Capitole.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse day trip website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Montpellier

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, and finally take a stroll through Place de la Comedie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, find something for the whole family at AviaSim Montpellier, then learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and finally admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montpellier trip maker.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Six-Fours-les-Plages.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Six-Fours-les-Plages

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): experience rural life at Var Lamas, then head outdoors with Ile du Gaou, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Coudouliere, then walk around Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean, then make a trip to Collegiale Saint Pierre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rade de Toulon.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Six-Fours-les-Plages day trip planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Six-Fours-les-Plages by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Six-Fours-les-Plages sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Six-Fours-les-Plages

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of Marseille with an excursion to Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence in Aix-en-Provence--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, sample the tasty concoctions at Biere de la Plaine, admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, and examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Six-Fours-les-Plages to Marseille takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

Enjoy Bordeaux some more: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Marche des Capucins.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bordeaux when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Tours

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.