17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h
1
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys, then contemplate the long history of Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Troupes de Marine.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Saint-Raphael due to the time zone difference. In April, Saint-Raphael is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, Kelys, Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Musee des Troupes de Marine
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Musee des Troupes de Marine ©
Musee des Troupes de Marine
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez ©
Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, and then cruise along Calanque de Port-Miou.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montagne Sainte Victoire, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Calanque de Port-Miou
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Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Paris is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Norman'Air, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Norman'Air, Pegasus Memorial, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip tool .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery in Mougins (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in April: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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