11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  10​h
1
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Nantes
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Barneville-Carteret
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Honfleur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow


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1
night
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Before you visit Bordeaux, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Moscow, Russia to Bordeaux is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Bordeaux. When traveling from Moscow in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

1
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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nantes trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Nantes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Barneville-Carteret.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You've now added Mont Saint-Michel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Tour du Nord, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Ecluse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Nantes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barneville-Carteret.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage de l'Ecluse, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Chemin de Ronde
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Plage de l'Ecluse ©
Plage de l'Ecluse

1
night
Barneville-Carteret

Barneville-Carteret ©
Situated across from the Channel Islands, Barneville-Carteret is a seaside resort that assures you of its excellent water quality due to its recognition as a Blue Flag beach--a designation awarded to seaside areas adhering to specific environmental standards.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dunes d'Hattainville, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Carteret, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Barneville., then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Havre de Portbail, and finally steep yourself in history at Moulin a Vent du Cotentin.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barneville-Carteret trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barneville-Carteret in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Barneville-Carteret

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunes d'Hattainville, Le Havre de Portbail, Moulin a Vent du Cotentin
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Plage de Barneville. ©
Plage de Barneville.
Dunes d'Hattainville ©
Dunes d'Hattainville
Moulin a Vent du Cotentin ©
Moulin a Vent du Cotentin

1
night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the history at Omaha Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, then see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer travel planner .

Traveling by car from Barneville-Carteret to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Barneville-Carteret to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Musee D-Day Omaha, Caramels d'Isigny
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Musee D-Day Omaha

1
night
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturospace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Honfleur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Deauville Beach
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ile Saint-Louis and Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Rocquencourt and see Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary site .

Getting from Honfleur to Paris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup, Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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