60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Menton
— 5 nights
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Frejus
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 6 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
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Vars
— 6 nights
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Beaumes-de-Venise
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux
— 6 nights
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Honfleur
— 7 nights
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Paris
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Menton

— 5 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Relax by the water at Promenade du Soleil and Plage du Fossan. Get in touch with nature at Paloma Beach and Plage du Buse. Explore Menton's surroundings by going to Eglise (in Villefranche-sur-Mer), La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle) and La Recreation Champetre (in Drap). Next up on the itinerary: work off some steam at Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, see the interesting displays at La Salle des Mariages, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Menton trip itinerary maker app.

Cairo, Egypt to Menton is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Menton due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Menton reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Menton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frejus

— 6 nights
Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Visiting Base Nature Francois Leotard and Frejus Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brocante Au Bucheron and Domaine Stalenq Huile D'Olive. Change things up with these side-trips from Frejus: Plage d'Antheor (in Antheor), Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Plage du Chateau & Riviera golf de Barbossi) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, and kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Frejus route planner.

Getting from Menton to Frejus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 6 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visit Plage noire du Langoustier and Plage d'Aiguebelle for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Centre Commercial Grand Var and Inna Khimich Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Sentier du Littoral (in Six-Fours-les-Plages), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, kick back and relax at Plage du Pradeau, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Caume.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Frejus to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hyeres are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Castel Plage and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Cannes (Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Nice (Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, do a tasting at Domaine de la Vallongue, identify plant and animal life at Le Sentier Du Lezard, and tee off at Golf club de Servanes.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence holiday maker tool.

Getting from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vars.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vars

— 6 nights
Get outdoors at Pure and Vars Speed Masters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vars: Orcieres (Winter Parc, Orcieres Merlette Ski, &more), The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier) and Station de Ski Reallon (in Reallon).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vars day trip planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Vars in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in January: high temperatures in Vars hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Beaumes-de-Venise.

Things to do in Vars

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaumes-de-Venise

— 5 nights
Beaumes-de-Venise is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.NameThe word "beaumes" comes from the Provençal word bauma meaning "cave" or "grotto". Do your shopping at La Cour aux Saveurs and Anne Virlange Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaumes-de-Venise: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Domain du Banneret, Cave Ourouse, &more), Domaine des Escaravailles (in Rasteau) and Domaine Marcel Richaud (in Cairanne). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Pigeade.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaumes-de-Venise vacation builder website.

You can drive from Vars to Beaumes-de-Venise in 4 hours. Traveling from Vars in February, things will get a bit warmer in Beaumes-de-Venise: highs are around 12°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Beaumes-de-Venise

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gorges de la Pierre-Lys and Station de Ski Montclar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Lac de la Raho (in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho) and Source du Frejo (in Olargues). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about all things military at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante, do a tasting at Domaine Rose et Paul, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Carcassonne journey builder.

You can drive from Beaumes-de-Venise to Carcassonne in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 6 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.
Relax by the water at La Cote des Basques and Plage du Vieux Phare. Visiting Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle and Plage Du Bac De Sors will get you outdoors. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Friday Market (in Riberac), Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac) and Golf des Vigiers (in Monestier). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Chateau Combrillac, enjoy the sand and surf at Les Sables d'Or, and tee off at Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur

— 7 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll get in some beach time at Deauville Beach and Omaha Beach. For shopping fun, head to Maison Lebrec or Les Vergers de Ducy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul), Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat, Chemin des Douaniers, &more) and Distillerie La Monnerie (in Cerisy-Belle-Etoile). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade Marcel Proust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cabourg, and identify plant and animal life at Le Bois des Aigles.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Honfleur day trip planning site.

Drive from Bordeaux to Honfleur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Honfleur, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.