59 days in France Itinerary

59 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
Train
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Lyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Val Thorens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 4 nights
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Grenoble
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Andon
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Paris

— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Dnipro, Ukraine to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dnipro to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dnipro in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 8th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of train and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In February in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, then make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rouen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites

Lyon

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Espace d'O (in Villefranche-sur-Saone), Musee Engrangeons la Memoire (in Anse) and Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure (in Saint-Antheme). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, walk along Owl's Trail, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon online route planner.

Getting from Rouen to Lyon by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lyon are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Megeve (Skiprosmegeve & Mont d'Arbois Ski Area), Les Contamines-Montjoie Ski Resort (in Les Contamines-Montjoie) and Ferme de l'Aberieux (in Cordon). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, get outside with Aiguille des Grands Montets, and fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Val Thorens

— 4 nights
Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Venture out of the city with trips to Meribel (Piste des Inuits, La Piste des Animaux, &more) and Cascade de la Pisse (in Reallon). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ski Cool, stop by La Belle en Cuisse, stroll through St Martin de Belleville, and get outside with 6km Toboggan Run Val Thorens.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Val Thorens trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Val Thorens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Val Thorens can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne

— 4 nights
Explore Macot-la-Plagne's surroundings by going to Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins (in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis), Station de Ski Reallon (in Reallon) and Val d'Isere (British Alpine Ski School & Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Macot-la-Plagne itinerary maker app.

Drive from Val Thorens to Macot-la-Plagne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grenoble

— 6 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: Raquettes et Yourte (in Saint-Chaffrey), Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School (in Les Deux-Alpes) and SnowPark (in La Salle les Alpes). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, get outside with Rando Montagne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Office de Tourisme de Valloire Galibier, and hit the slopes at ULM Valmeinier.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grenoble trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Macot-la-Plagne to Grenoble in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Grenoble sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Avignon

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Craft Espace (in Dieulefit), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, relax and rejuvenate at Hot Yoga Montpellier, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planner.

You can take a train from Grenoble to Avignon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Grenoble in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toulouse (Le Capitole, Le Riad du Bien etre, &more), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and S Room Agency (in Montauban). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Marseille

— 5 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Cassis (Trolib & Cape Canaille). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, get outside with Ile du Gaou, and relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning app.

Drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, don't miss a visit to Porte Royale, then contemplate the long history of Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Andon attractions tool.

Drive from Marseille to Andon in 2.5 hours. March in Andon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 8 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Parc de Vaugrenier (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Antibes (Musee Picasso, Chapelle de la Garoupe, &more) and Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, gain insight at Institut de Francais, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.