60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Amiens
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Amiens
— 5 nights
Bus to Caen, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Train
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Le Mans City
— 5 nights
Train
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Saumur
— 4 nights
Train
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La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Train to St-Cyprien Dordogne, Taxi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 5 nights
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Bus to Avignon - Gare TGV, Train to Aix En Provence Tgv, Bus to Aéroport Marseille Provence, Foot to Marseille, Fly to Calvi
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Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coti-Chiavari, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zonza, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 5 nights
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Amiens

— 5 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maison de Jules Verne and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Historial de la Grande Guerre (in Peronne), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Australian National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Puits Tournants de Frechencourt, head outdoors with Cap Gris Nez, and identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amiens trip builder website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Amiens is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pegasus Bridge and Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches. Venture out of the city with trips to Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Cerza.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Amiens to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Mans City

— 5 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Take a break from the city and head to Le Bois des Aigles and Jardin de la Perrine. Explore hidden gems such as 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Mans City: Eglise Saint-Julien (in Ponce-sur-le-Loir), Musee Cafetieres et compagnie (in Chateau du Loir) and Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais (in Autreche). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Robert Tatin, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Spaycific'Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Velo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Mans City trip app.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Le Mans City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saumur

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Maurice Dufresne Museum. Pierre et Lumiere and Galerie David d'Angers will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saumur side-trips: Moulin Hydronef (in Longue-Jumelles), Musee Lurcat (in Angers) and Manoir de Clairefontaine (in Bauge). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Ackerman, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Serrant, get to know the resident critters at Le Jardin des Kangourous, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saumur online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Le Mans City to Saumur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Saumur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 5 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.
Musee National de la Marine and Musee De L'ecole De Medecine Navale will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise and La Cote Sauvage. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Coulon (Embarcadere Prada & Maison du Marais Poitevin), Grottes de Matata (in Meschers-sur-Gironde) and Phare de Grave (in Le Verdon Sur Mer). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee d'Angouleme, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, head outdoors with Ile Madame, and don't miss a visit to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle trip planning site.

You can take a train from Saumur to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Habitations Troglodytiques. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe and Musee Zadkine. Venture out of the city with trips to Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac), Bastide du Perigord (in Monpazier) and Château de Biron (in Biron).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from La Rochelle to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from La Rochelle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Musee-Mine Departemental. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Musee Soulages Rodez (in Rodez), Maison de la Chataigne (in Ayssenes) and Viaduc de Millau (in Millau). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mode, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Albi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Albi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand

— 5 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lac Pavin and Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau. Let the collections at Les Burons de Salers and Maison de la Faune capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clermont-Ferrand: Vallee de Chaudefour (in Chambon-sur-Lac), Cascade du Gour des Chevaux (in La Tour-d'Auvergne) and Chateau de Murol (in Murol). Spend the 4th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Spend the 7th (Wed) in the animal kingdom at Le PAL. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de la Barthe and examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Clermont-Ferrand trip tool.

Drive from Albi to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 5 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Step out of the city life by going to Grotte de la Salamandre and Aven Armand. Let the collections at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Meteosite du Mont Aigoual (in Valleraugue), Cimes et Canyons (in Aubenas) and L'Artisan Nougatier (in Montelimar). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Scribe, stop by L'Atelier de Maud, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Le Moulin de Cenaret.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 4 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aregno Beach and Arinella and Algaio Beach. Get some cultural insight at Dans les Yeux de Lucie and Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Plage de l'Ostriconi (in Palasca), Plage de Ghignu (in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda) and Location Bateau Entre Particuliers CLBS (in Galeria). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Calvi route planning tool.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Calvi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coti-Chiavari.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Coti-Chiavari, Corsica

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage Cupabia and Plage de Ruppione. Visit Plage de Portigliolo and Plage Mare e Sole for some beach relaxation. Step out of Coti-Chiavari to go to Propriano and see Locanautic, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coti-Chiavari trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Calvi to Coti-Chiavari in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coti-Chiavari can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Coti-Chiavari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Zonza, Corsica

— 3 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Escape the urban bustle at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles). Visit Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea and Anse De Favone for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee Departemental de l'Alta-Rocca (in Levie) and Pisca di Ghjaddu (in Sari-Solenzara). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades de Polischellu.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zonza online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coti-Chiavari to Zonza takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zonza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 5 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Canetto and Plage de Stagnolu. Step out of the city life by going to Plage du Grand Sperone and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonifacio: U Porcu RANGER (in Figari), A Casa di Roccapina (in Sartene) and Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure, kick back and relax at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, and don't miss a visit to Phare de Pertusato.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bonifacio trip website.

Drive from Zonza to Bonifacio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Zonza in August since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.