50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Bus
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Carcassonne Center
— 8 nights
Bus
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Albi
— 5 nights
Train to Gourdon, Taxi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 6 nights
Taxi to Gourdon, Train to Limoges
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Limoges
— 8 nights
Bus
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La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Musee Curie. Get a sense of the local culture at Philippe-Chatrier Court and Église Saint-Eustache. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Académie Équestre de Versailles (in Versailles) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, make a trip to Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday maker site.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, admire the masterpieces at L'Argilla, then surround yourself with nature on Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Esprit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Pavillon M, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Marseille takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 83°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
nights
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 Basilique Saint Pierre and Place Crillon. Get some cultural insight at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes), Cavaillon (Synagogue & Hotel d'Agar) and Musee Automobile de Provence (in Orgon). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, learn more about the world around you at Musee Requien, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon journey planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

8
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Carcassonne Center

Step off the beaten path and head to Chateaux de Lastours and Chateau de Puilaurens. Get some historical perspective at Carcassonne Cathedral and Notre-Dame-des-Auzils. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Village Medieval de Castelnou (in Castelnou), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Fort Liberia (in Villefranche-de-Conflent).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

5
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Albi

Albi is a commune in southern France. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Mode and Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters. Les Chateaux de Bruniquel and Le Quartier Du Castelviel will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau), Chateau du Bosc (in Camjac) and Chateau de Coupiac (in Coupiac). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Remy, walk around Park Rochegude, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Penne.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary maker website.

Take a bus from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

6
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Do your shopping at Issigeac Sunday Market and La Maison du Foie Gras. Get some historical perspective at Cloitre de Cadouin and Le Chateau de Fenelon. Change things up with these side-trips from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: Eglise Saint Barthelemy (in Prayssac), Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques) and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limoges.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

8
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Limoges

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise des Saints Anges and Chateau de Coussac-Bonneval are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Cite des Metiers et des Arts and Musee du Chateau de Rochechouart. Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiale de Saint Leonard de noblat (in Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat), Eglise Collegiale Saint-Junien (in Saint Junien) and Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park (in Chassenon). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee du Four des casseaux, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St. Michel des Lions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Pierre du Dorat, and explore the world behind art at Limoges Fine Arts Museum Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges, Palais de l'Evêché.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Limoges trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Limoges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Limoges, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Maillezais and Clocher Observatoire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Bunker de La Rochelle and Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois. Venture out of the city with trips to Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon (in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud), Musee De L'ecole De Medecine Navale (in Rochefort) and Maison du Marais Poitevin (in Coulon). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, don't miss a visit to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, and steep yourself in history at Citadelle Vauban.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip tool.

Getting from Limoges to La Rochelle by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Paris

City of Light

Eglise du Dome and Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of Natural History and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution will appeal to museum buffs. Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Legion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, and walk around Esplanade des Invalides.

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You can take a train from La Rochelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods