33 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

33 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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33 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Nice, France
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
10
Dieppe, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Vimy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Reims, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
13
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada


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Nice, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

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Edmonton, Canada to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edmonton to Nice, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Monte-Carlo.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo day trip planner .

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. May in Monte-Carlo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais

2
nights
Marseille, France

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.
You've now added Calanques to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then stroll around Le Palais de Justice, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip maker app .

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

3
nights
Avignon, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau des Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard and Place de l'Horloge. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Avignon visit planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Avignon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Chateau des Baux de Provence
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
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.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Carcassonne vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in May, you will find days in Carcassonne are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

4
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Maison Forte de Reignac, Lascaux Caves 4 and Grotte de Rouffignac. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, contemplate the long history of Grotte du Grand Roc, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Chaumont-sur-Loire on the 3rd (Wed).

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

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Lascaux Caves 4, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

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nights
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chaumont-sur-Loire: Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux) and La Balade des Fromages (in Blere).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chaumont-sur-Loire trip website .

Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Chaumont-sur-Loire by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Chaumont-sur-Loire, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toBayeux.

Things to do in Chaumont-sur-Loire

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

La Balade des Fromages, Chateau de Chenonceau, Troglo Degusto
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally look for gifts at Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner .

Getting from Chaumont-sur-Loire to Bayeux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Mont Saint-Michel
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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nights
Rouen, France

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen online journey planner .

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Dieppe.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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2
nights
Dieppe, France

Dieppe ©
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
You've now added Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Maison du Cidre, & more) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St Jacques Church, admire the masterpieces at Chateau-Musee, and stroll the grounds of Dieppe Canadian Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dieppe planner .

You can take a train from Rouen to Dieppe in an hour. Another option is to drive. June in Dieppe sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vimy.

Things to do in Dieppe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Honfleur, Dieppe Canadian Cemetery, Falaises d'Etretat, Palais Benedictine
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Chateau-Musee ©
Chateau-Musee
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

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Vimy, France

Vimy ©
Vimy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. On the 13th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then don't miss a visit to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche, then make a trip to Necropole Nationale de la Targette, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vimy online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dieppe to Vimy takes 2.5 hours. In June in Vimy, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Vimy

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Reims is known for wineries, museums, fun & games, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, make a trip to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, and admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reims online trip planner .

You can drive from Vimy to Reims in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Reims are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites
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Champagne Taittinger ©
Champagne Taittinger
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi

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Paris, France

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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reims in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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