36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Le Quesnoy
— 1 night
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Saumur
— 4 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Millau
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 1 day
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Nice
— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, Froissy Dompierre Light Railway, Chartres Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Chateau de Chantilly and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse and Parc du Champ de Mars. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Senlis to see Chapelle Royale Saint-Frambourg about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Le Quesnoy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Must see
Louvre Museum
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
Must see
Chateau de Chantilly
4.4

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Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy ©
Le Quesnoy is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.Le Quesnoy's inhabitants are known as Quercitains.EconomyThe town of Le Quesnoy has somehow missed much of the Industrial Revolution. On the 29th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Ors British Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ors Communal Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Maison Forestiere Wilfred Owen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee departemental Matisse, and finally don't miss a visit to Fortifications.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Le Quesnoy travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Le Quesnoy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Le Quesnoy sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Honfleur.

Things to do in Le Quesnoy

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Popular historic sites such as Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Cathedrale Notre-Dame are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Deauville Beach and Greniers a sel de Honfleur. Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Chateau du Breuil (in Le Breuil-en-Auge), Ville de Lisieux (Carmel De Lisieux & Les Buissonnets) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Leonard, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Musee Maison de L'Armateur, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Personnalites.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur trip site.

Traveling by car from Le Quesnoy to Honfleur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Honfleur are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Must see
Deauville Beach
4.1
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Historic Site
Eglise Saint-Leonard
4.4

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee D-Day Omaha. Step out of the city life by going to Omaha Beach and Les Falaises d'Arromanches. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Vergers De Romilly in Isigny-sur-Mer, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, get engrossed in the history at Musee Baron Gerard, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Omaha Beach
4.7

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Guirec, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then stroll through Sentier des douaniers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saumur.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Saumur

Saumur ©

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Visit Chateau de Montsoreau - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin for their historical value. Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Galerie David d'Angers will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saumur: Musee Lurcat (in Angers), Chateau du Petit Thouars (in Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne) and Sainte-Chapelle de Champigny sur Veude (in Chinon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Cavalerie, steep yourself in history at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, learn about winemaking at Caves Louis de Grenelle, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saumur trip planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saumur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Saumur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, see the interesting displays at Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, tee off at Golf de la Forge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and finally contemplate the long history of Habitations Troglodytiques.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel route tool.

You can drive from Saumur to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Saumur in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Chateau de Beynac
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Geologic Formation
Les Grottes de Maxange
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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.
O'Vineyards and Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglise Notre Dame des Anges and Abbey of Saint-Hilaire. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Rennes-le-Chateau (Rennes le chateau, Musee Berenger Sauniere, &more), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Spas (in Perpignan). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne itinerary app.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
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Millau

Millau ©

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
On the 17th (Mon), paddle through the water with Canoescapade, then see Millau Natura Quad, and then contemplate the long history of Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac - Ste-Eulalie de Cernon. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Millau, get outside with A2 Parapente, then identify plant and animal life at La Maison des Vautours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Ferme Caussenarde d'Autrefois.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Millau tour website.

Drive from Carcassonne to Millau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, Millau is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

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Kayaking / Canoeing
Canoescapade
5.0
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Off-Road Tour
Millau Natura Quad
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole and Palais des Papes. Get some cultural insight at Eglise St-Trophime and Pont d'Avignon. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue), Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon) and Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres, Eglise St-Vincent, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, identify plant and animal life at Wine Safari, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and appreciate the history behind Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Millau to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, Avignon is a bit warmer than Millau - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a stroll through The Panier, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Marseille route planner.

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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The Panier
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Promenade du Paillon. Vieille Ville and Promenade Le Corbusier will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance (in Cannes), San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Historic Walking Area
Promenade Le Corbusier
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