60 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

60 days in South of France & Paris Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 5 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
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Lourdes
— 5 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
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Rocamadour
— 5 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 5 nights
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Paris
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Nice

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle du Rosaire, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, look and learn at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Nice is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 5 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadelle de Calvi and Nonza Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Les Calanche Cliffs and Domaine Lazzarini. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Ghignu (in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda), Eglise Saint-Michel de Murato (in Murato) and Plage de l'Ostriconi (in Palasca). There's lots more to do: stroll through Marine d'Albo, kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip website.

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. In September, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 5 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Bonifacio Citadel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto-Vecchio: Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello), Piscines Naturelles de Cavu (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Bonifacio (Plage du Petit Sperone, Iles Lavezzi, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Tamaricciu and stroll through Plage Porto Novo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto-Vecchio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon

— 5 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.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau des Baux de Provence will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique, St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), &more), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon vacation planner.

Fly from Porto-Vecchio to Avignon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Carcassonne Center

— 5 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and La cité médiévale. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbaye de Fontfroide and Chateau Royale de Collioure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan), La Franqui Beach (in La Franqui) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center vacation website.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes

— 5 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Get a sense of the local culture at Château de Pau and Chateau Fort of Lourdes. Explore hidden gems such as Grotte de Massabielle and Cathedrale Sainte Marie. Get out of town with these interesting Lourdes side-trips: Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees (in Arreau), Boulevard des Pyrenees (in Pau) and Chapelle de Roume (in Cieutat). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Pie X, get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, and make a trip to Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lourdes journey planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carcassonne Center in September since evenings lows in Lourdes dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Viaduc de Millau and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. You'll explore and learn at Musee Soulages Rodez and Musee Fenaille. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albi: Chateau Belcastel (in Belcastel), Forteresse de Najac (in Najac) and La Maison des Vautours (in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Penne, explore the world behind art at Arts Buissonniers Outsider Art museum, and make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albi online route planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Albi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 5 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cite Religieuse and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Grotte du Pech-Merle and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres), Chateau de Montal (in Saint-Jean-Lespinasse) and St-Pierre-Toirac Church (in Saint-Pierre-Toirac). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Pont Valentre, see the interesting displays at Maison de la Chataigne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rocamadour day trip planning site.

You can drive from Albi to Rocamadour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albi in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rocamadour, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

— 4 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Beynac and Chateau des Milandes. The Maison Forte de Reignac and L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance), Bastide Royale de Villerealais (in Villereal) and Lac de Lougratte (in Lougratte). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Abri du Poisson, and make a trip to Le Chateau de Belves.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Phare des Baleines and Association Hermione-La Fayette. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le phare de chassiron and Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois (in Rochefort), Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont (in Talmont sur Gironde) and Saint Martin de Re (Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re & Clocher Observatoire). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, contemplate the long history of Fort Louvois, explore the activities along Vieux Port, and don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to La Rochelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in La Rochelle, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris

— 9 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Chateau de Fontainebleau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from La Rochelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from La Rochelle in October since evenings lows in Paris dip to 10°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips