15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey maker .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, Paris is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online tour planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Sword Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
night
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Cave Dwellings, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac. On your second day here, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, steep yourself in history at Le Regourdou, then explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Fenelon, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda route planning tool .

You can drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in August, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Le Chateau de Fenelon, Cave Dwellings, Chateau de Beynac, Le Regourdou
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Le Regourdou ©
Le Regourdou

2
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Escape the urban bustle at La plage and Plage de Gigaro. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Heraclee. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Escalet Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip tool .

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Tropez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: high temperatures in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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