15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
2
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Manchester

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Eau, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, and finally stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Jardin Exotique, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Take a break from Saint-Raphael with a short trip to Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Saint-Aygulf, about 32 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Frejus Beach, Les Gorges du Verdon, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then get outside with Route des Cretes, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence holiday planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel route planning site .

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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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

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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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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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