42 days in France Itinerary

42 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Gare SNCF
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 6 nights
Fly

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Chateau De La Biere (in Lonlay-l'Abbaye), Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, get outside with Pointe D'Agon, enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc, and make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 12°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pointe D'Agon ©
Lookout
Pointe D'Agon
4.8
Mont Saint-Michel ©
World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

4
nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Energie Paintball (in Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin), Plage de Vauville (in Vauville) and RS Simulation Caen (in Mondeville). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, enjoy some diversion at Centre Aquatique Ocealis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux (Mediatheque Le Pressoir & Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, try out the rides at Cahem, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rouen sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
4.7

5
nights
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, visit Le Marais, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday maker app.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Arc de Triomphe ©
Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Room Escape Games). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas ©
Winery / Vineyard
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas
4.9
©
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.8
Cité de Carcassonne ©
World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Cavale (in Cucuron), Cheval Enjeu (in Vaugines) and Beaumes-de-Venise (Nuances du Sud & Caveau Xavier Vignon - Domaine de Beaumalric). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and learn about winemaking at La Cave de Bonnieux.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon route maker.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Avignon are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Notre Dame de Consolation (in Hyeres) and Virtual Room Toulon (in La Valette-du-Var). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution Toulon, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

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Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Avignon in December: highs in Marseille hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Virtual Room Toulon ©
Entertainment Center
Virtual Room Toulon
4.9

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Notre Dame De Constance & La Certosa di La Verne), Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys) and Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Vinaigre, partake in some friendly competition at Total Xscape, and get to know the fascinating history of Sac a Main en Liege.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael road trip website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Winery / Vineyard
Domaine Val d'Iris
4.9
Total Xscape ©
Scavenger Hunt
Total Xscape
4.8

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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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, &more) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). There's lots more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Nice online holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Nice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vieille Ville ©
Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
Place Massena ©
Landmark
Place Massena
4.5

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