31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Reims
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Reims
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orcieres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Emilion
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Brisbane

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Reims

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon, then see the interesting displays at Fort de la Pompelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Porte de Mars, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then make a trip to Cryptoportique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reims attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Reims is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Reims, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Reims reach 21°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
World heritage site
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
4.7
Palais du Tau ©
World heritage site
Palais du Tau
4.1

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nights
Beaune

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Dalineum, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, see the interesting displays at Maison des Climats, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Debray, and finally do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musees du Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then look for gifts at Athenaeum, and finally learn about winemaking at Cave des Hospices.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beaune road trip planning site.

You can drive from Reims to Beaune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Beaune, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Orcieres

Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. On the 15th (Fri), get outside with ecrins vol libre, explore the activities along Lac de Saint-Apollinaire, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queyras National Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, explore the historical opulence of Citadelle Vauban, and then hike along Cirque de Morgon.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orcieres journey builder website.

Getting from Beaune to Orcieres by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orcieres can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Orcieres

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cirque de Morgon ©
Hiking Trail
Cirque de Morgon
4.8

3
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Carcassonne Center

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carcassonne Cathedral and Place Carnot. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palais des Archeveques and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne Center: Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' (in Esperaza), Olonzac Market (in Olonzac) and Le Trouve Tout Du Livre (in Le Somail).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center holiday tool.

You can drive from Orcieres to Carcassonne Center in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Palais des Archeveques ©
Religious Site
Palais des Archeveques
4.4
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Historic Site
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
4.3

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Albi

Albi is a commune in southern France. Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Palais de la Berbie will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Centre d'art Le LAIT. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau), Castle of Montaigut (in Gissac) and Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas (in Saint-Jean d'Alcas). The adventure continues: take in the views from Pont Vieux, wander the streets of Place du Vigan, walk around Park Rochegude, and see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Saint-Emilion

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Shop till you drop at Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue and Artisans Createurs a St Emilion. Popular historic sites such as Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Emilion: Domaine de Malagar - Centre Francois Mauriac (in Saint-Maixant) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Albi to Saint-Emilion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Emilion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Denis and Eglise Saint-Florentin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Loches and Musee automobile MATRA. Explore Amboise's surroundings by going to Abbaye de la Trinite (in Vendome) and Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche (in Azay-le-Ferron). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and do a tasting at Plou Et Fils.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise vacation maker tool.

Getting from Saint-Emilion to Amboise by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee automobile MATRA ©
Specialty Museum
Musee automobile MATRA
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Baron Gerard and Normandie Savoir-Faire. Popular historic sites such as Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Cimetières Militaires are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees (in Sees) and Basilique Notre-Dame d'Alencon (in Alencon). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), and admire the striking features of Chateau of Carrouges.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online travel route planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Must see
Musee D-Day Omaha
4.2
Maisy Battery ©
Must see
Maisy Battery
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de la Comtesse and Plage de Bon-Secours. Explore Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Cathedrale Saint-Etienne (in Saint-Brieuc) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Musee Jacques Cartier, get engrossed in the history at Etoile du Roy, look for gifts at Epices Roellinger, and get great views at Cabane Vauban.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo driving holiday website.

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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