62 days in France Itinerary

62 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Etretat
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Amboise
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Annecy
— 2 nights
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Beaune
— 2 nights
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Avallon
— 2 nights
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Ribeauville
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Fly to Bordeaux, Train to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Millau
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Paris

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Île de la Cité. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, visit Le Marais, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Paris online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from New York City in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Baptiste Baly, Fleuriste. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Fondation Claude Monet), Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme) and Jardin Agapanthe (in Dieppe). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, get in on the family fun at Parc du Bocasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

Find out how to plan Rouen trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Etretat

— 2 nights
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 11th (Mon), play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Etretat trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pegasus Memorial. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, find something for the whole family at Festyland Parc, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Bayeux are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Amboise

— 4 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry, and delve into the distant past at Prieure Saint-Cosme - Demeure de Ronsard.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amboise sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Bayeux to Amboise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Amboise are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Vieux Port, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally snap pictures at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire and then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amboise to La Rochelle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. January in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Annecy.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Annecy

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Annecy and then take in the exciting artwork at Fondation pour l'Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cite Medievale de Conflans and then explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges du Fier.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Annecy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from La Rochelle in January, with highs in Annecy at 44°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then relax and rejuvenate at Massage Chamonix. On the next day, see the world from above with Chamonix Parapente and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix trip builder site.

Getting from Annecy to Chamonix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Lyon

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon road trip app.

You can drive from Chamonix to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Lyon sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Beaune

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Thu), learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then do a tasting at Chateau de Pommard, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally learn the tricks of the trade with The Cook's Atelier. On the next day, look for gifts at Le Cellier de la Cabiote, walk along Owl's Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Beaune travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Avallon.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Classes · Trails

Side Trip

Avallon

— 2 nights

Isle of the Blessed

Situated on a flat promontory, Avallon is immense interesting ecologically and geographically.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Chateau Ancy-le Franc, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, and then take in the views from Pinard Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte Madeleine and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chastellux.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Avallon trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Beaune to Avallon in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ribeauville.

Things to do in Avallon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Ribeauville

— 2 nights
Ribeauvillé is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Its inhabitants are called Ribeauvillois.GeographyThe town is located around 10mi north of Colmar and 75kmsouth of Strasbourg. On the 1st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Girsberg, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then get engrossed in the history at Bibliotheque Humaniste. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Montagne des Singes, then learn about winemaking at Maison Marcel Deiss, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ribeauville route builder app.

Traveling by car from Avallon to Ribeauville takes 4 hours. January in Ribeauville sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Ribeauville

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through La Petite France, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Strasbourg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get a dose of culture at Christmas Market (Christkindelsmarik), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort de Mutzig, and then tee off at Le Golf du Kempferhof.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ribeauville to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 32°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Chateau de Castelnaud. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Basilique St-Sauveur (in Rocamadour) and Souillac Golf Course (in Lachapelle-Auzac). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Strasbourg to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Strasbourg in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Millau

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Tarn and then identify plant and animal life at La Maison des Vautours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Parc de Loisirs des Bouscaillous, then take in the views from Viaduc de Millau, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Peyrelade.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Millau route planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Millau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in February, with highs in Millau at 44°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Millau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): visit Cité de Carcassonne, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles and then take a memorable tour with Rodeoraft.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center road trip website.

You can drive from Millau to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Millau in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne Center: highs are around 50°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Venture out of the city with trips to Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence) and Marseille (The Panier, Abbaye Saint Victor, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, relax and rejuvenate at Thermes Sextius, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence online holiday planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Chateau de Berne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganagobie Abbey.

Planning Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Moustiers Sainte-Marie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Marché provençal, &more) and La Croisette (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 3 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Step off the beaten path and head to Citadelle de Calvi and Croisieres Grand Bleu. Step out of Calvi with an excursion to Explorasub in Cargese--about 2h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arinella and Algaio Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Calvi Plongee, and identify plant and animal life at Epic Plongee.

Before you visit Calvi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Calvi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in February, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 2 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with Jet Concept 2A and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles).

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Traveling by car from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.