26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
5
Nantes
— 2 nights
6
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
7
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
8
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
9
Avignon
— 3 nights
10
Nice
— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planning app.

Gdansk, Poland to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, thenget outside with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rouen online day trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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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 28th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Memorial de Caen, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, thenget to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then stroll through Sentier des douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec holiday maker.

Drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ile de Batz, Cote de Granit Rose, Abbaye de Beauport
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 1st (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then make a trip to Sous-Marin l'Espadon.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip maker website.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Nantes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nantes, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sous-Marin l'Espadon
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, thenmake a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, and then take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nantes to La Rochelle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Phare des Baleines
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieux Sarlat and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Rocamadour (La Foret des Singes & Cite Religieuse) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from La Rochelle in June: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Rocamadour, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Chateau de Beynac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

2
nights
Carcassonne

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, thencontemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne driving holiday site.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

La cité médiévale, Chateaux de Lastours
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Sentier des Ocres and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (Gorges de l'Ardeche & Caverne du Pont-d'Arc). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon day trip tool.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange, Le Sentier des Ocres, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in June: highs in Nice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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