7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) will appeal to museum buffs. When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, approximately Sainte-Mere-Eglise away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

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Charleston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charleston to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charleston in September: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio.

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Fly from Bayeux to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, Bonifacio is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.