60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Rouen
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 9 nights
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Amboise
— 8 nights
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Cassis
— 6 nights
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Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 7 nights
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Paris
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Rouen

— 7 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
For shopping fun, head to Rue du Gros-Horloge or Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage-Baignade Yport and Plage de Pourville. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers), Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Notre Dame de Grace). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, look for all kinds of wild species at Caresse de Tigre, head outdoors with Cap Fagnet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online tour planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rouen is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in February, expect Rouen to be colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 9 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Take a break from the city and head to Deauville Beach and La Roche d'Oetre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne) and Cap Carteret (in Barneville-Carteret). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baie d'Ecalgrain, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amboise

— 8 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Maurice Dufresne Museum. Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau de Chambord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amboise: La Rabouilleuse-Ecole de Loire (in Rochecorbon), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Tours (Musee du Compagnonnage & Le Cirque en Bois). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, make a trip to Chateau de Loches, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Montresor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Amboise road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Amboise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cassis.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Cassis

— 6 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. Step out of the city life by going to Calanque de Port-Miou and Plage de Renecros. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Corton and Plage de la Coudouliere. Change things up with these side-trips from Cassis: Plage du Capelan (in Bandol), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer) and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Granet, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, look for gifts at Pastis Et Compagnie, and explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cassis trip planning tool.

You can fly from Amboise to Cassis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Cassis are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Lavandou

— 3 nights
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Get in touch with nature at Plage de l'Anglade and Plage de Sylvabelle. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Saint-Tropez (La Ponche Beach & Plage des Canebiers). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cavaliere and kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Le Lavandou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Le Lavandou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Le Lavandou are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Nice

— 9 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Menton (Promenade du Soleil & Palmes Beach), Cap-Sea (in Agay) and Cannes (La Croisette, Marche Forville, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Ponteil, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Midi.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

— 7 nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Visit La Cote des Basques and Plage d'Hendaye for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Port Vieux Beach and Grande Plage. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Jean-de-Luz side-trips: Villa Arnaga (in Cambo les Bains), Basque Museum (Musee Basque) (in Bayonne) and Anglet (Plage des Cavaliers & Corsaires Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage des Alcyons, stroll through Plage de Lafitenia, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Mercado Les Halles.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-de-Luz tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Jean-de-Luz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris

— 8 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saint-Jean-de-Luz in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.