31 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

31 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Nice, France
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Le Mans City, France
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
10
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Dieppe, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Reims, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Edmonton, Canada


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5
nights
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.
You've added Moulin Rouge, Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, Pantheon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

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

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, thenmake a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

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 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, thenmake a trip to Casino Square, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo online vacation maker.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Calanques has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, thenwalk around Le Palais de Justice, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

Plan trip to Marseille with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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

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 still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, make a trip to Place Crillon, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon day trip site.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Avignon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planning site.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough 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
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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. There's much more to do: walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, steep yourself in history at Grotte du Grand Roc, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil journey planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Chaumont-sur-Loire.

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

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lascaux Caves 4, Chateau de Beynac, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Grotte de Rouffignac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

3
nights
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Change things up with these side-trips from Chaumont-sur-Loire: La Balade des Fromages (in Blere) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chaumont-sur-Loire journey builder.

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 train and bus. While traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chaumont-sur-Loire, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Chaumont-sur-Loire

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Amboise, La Balade des Fromages, Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

1
night
Le Mans City, France

Le Mans City ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Le Mans City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chaumont-sur-Loire to Le Mans City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Le Mans City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites Museums
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Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans
Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans ©
Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to La Grande Rue and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Take a train from Le Mans City to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Le Mans City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
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 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum and then browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dieppe.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Pointe du Hoc
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
nights
Dieppe, France

Dieppe ©
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, thendon't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, thenlook for gifts at Maison du Cidre, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942, thenexplore the world behind art at Chateau-Musee, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St Jacques Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dieppe Canadian Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dieppe road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Dieppe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dieppe, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Givenchy-en-Gohelle.

Things to do in Dieppe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Givenchy-en-Gohelle ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. On the 16th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, don't miss a visit to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche, thendon't miss a visit to Necropole Nationale de la Targette, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To plan Givenchy-en-Gohelle vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Dieppe to Givenchy-en-Gohelle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 17th (Wed), do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, thendo a tasting at La Maison Mumm, thenmake a trip to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, and finally ponder the design of Fontaine Sube. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reims tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Givenchy-en-Gohelle to Reims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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