60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Caen
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 7 nights
Train
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Bordeaux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cauterets
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 6 nights
Train
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Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 8 nights
Fly

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aiguille du Midi and Sport 2000 Auben Ski. Get a sense of the local culture at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and Chapelle Sainte Anne (Dite des Penitents). Venture out of the city with trips to Loisirs Assis Evasion (in Passy), Megeve (Mont d'Arbois Ski Area & Skiprosmegeve) and Les Carroz-d'Araches (Les Carroz, Station de Ski, ESI Grand Massif, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee Blanche, and hit the slopes at Blue Mile Snowsports.

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Sydney, Australia to Chamonix is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Chamonix. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Oxygene Ski School La Plagne and Les Balades du Colporteur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Macot-la-Plagne: Lac de Tueda (in Meribel), Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania (in La Tania) and Val Thorens (Prosneige & Ski Cool).

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Traveling by car from Chamonix to Macot-la-Plagne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema and Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabourg (Promenade Marcel Proust & Plage de Cabourg), Quartier du Vaugueux (in Caen) and Plages de Houlgate (in Houlgate). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Macot-la-Plagne to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Genets, and then make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, do a tasting at Cidre Sorre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 6th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage-Baignade Yport.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Etretat are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

— 4 nights
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Visiting Le Touquet Beach and Parc nature Baie de Canche will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gravelines and Plage de Zuydcoote. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes), Manake Institut (in Andres) and Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke). There's lots more to do: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Bois de Cise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe aux Oies.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris

— 7 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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Laurence Esnol Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Westfield Parly 2 (in Le Chesnay), Versailles (L'Orangerie & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by car from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Andre Cathedral and Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Association Hermione-La Fayette and Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Plage de Chatelaillon (in Chatelaillon-Plage), Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc) and Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac, Chateau Laniote, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement, and make a trip to Place de la Bourse.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cauterets.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cauterets

— 1 night
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 23rd (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Caminando and then stroll through Pont d'Espagne.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cauterets trip builder.

Getting from Bordeaux to Cauterets by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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Avignon

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Parc National des Calanques. Appreciate the collections at Musee Granet and MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Marseille (Cathédrale La Major, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, &more) and Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). There's much more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, relax and rejuvenate at Hot Yoga Montpellier, identify plant and animal life at La Maison du Guide de Camargue, and examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

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Drive from Cauterets to Avignon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cassis.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis

— 4 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de Renecros. Chateau de la Clapiere and Eglise Saint-Louis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cassis: Hyeres (Eglise Saint Louis, La Route du Sel, &more), Plage de l'Anglade (in Le Lavandou) and Bandol (Sentier Littoral, Villa des Flo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pedal to the sights with Trolib, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, trek along Sentier du Littoral, and head outdoors with Cape Canaille.

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Getting from Avignon to Cassis by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Cassis are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Take a break from the city and head to Massif du Tanneron and La Ponche Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Calanque de Maubois and Plage de la Nartelle. Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Tanaka Spa (in Cavaliere), Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Vergeron, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and stroll through Abel Baliff Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip builder site.

You can drive from Cassis to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Canyon Cote d'Azur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, steep yourself in history at Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then grab your bike and head to Ecole de Trial Happy, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Le Spa des Delices.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Andon day trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Andon by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Saint-Raphael, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Andon, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

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.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Le Suquet. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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.