16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Annecy
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Brive-la-Gaillarde
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Ars-en-Re
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Royan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Arcachon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Soorts-Hossegor
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Bayonne
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
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Anglet
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Guethary
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
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Espelette
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
15
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Pau
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
17
Uzes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Annecy


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Brive-la-Gaillarde

Brive-la-Gaillarde ©
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Denoix, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye d'Aubazines, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brive-la-Gaillarde vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Annecy to Brive-la-Gaillarde is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In February in Brive-la-Gaillarde, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

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Eglise Saint Pierre, Abbaye d’Aubazine
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Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre
Denoix ©
Denoix

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour planner .

Traveling by car from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Brive-la-Gaillarde, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, Chateau de Castelnaud
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat

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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 18th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ars-en-Re.

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Plage de Chatelaillon
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
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Aquarium La Rochelle

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Ars-en-Re

Ars-en-Re ©
Ars-en-Ré is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.Formerly called just Ars, the commune changed to its current name on 8 March 1962.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arsais or Arsaises but they are nicknamed the Casserons: the casseron is a baby cuttlefish, a saltwater fish commonly found on the island.GeographyArs-en-Ré is one of 10 communes located on the Île de Ré off the coast of La Rochelle and is in the north-western part of the island some 8 km west of Saint-Martin-de-Ré. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de la Conche des Baleines and Chevrerie-Fromagerie Lefort. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Miellerie de L'abeille de Re and Ecomusee du Marais Salant. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, take in the exciting artwork at Philippe Deschamps, let the kids burn off some steam at Tennis des Pertuis, and make a trip to XIN ART Galerie.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ars-en-Re vacation planner .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Ars-en-Re in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Ars-en-Re are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toRoyan.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Loix, Saint Clement des Baleines, Tennis des Pertuis
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Plage de la Conche des Baleines ©
Plage de la Conche des Baleines
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Clocher d'Ars ©
Clocher d'Ars

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Royan

Royan ©
Royan is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, along the Atlantic Ocean, in southwestern France.A seaside resort, Royan is in the heart of an urban area estimated at 38,638 inhabitants, which makes it the fourth-largest conurbation in the department, after La Rochelle, Saintes and Rochefort. To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Royan holiday planner.

You can drive from Ars-en-Re to Royan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

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Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phare de la Coubre
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Phare de la Coubre ©
Phare de la Coubre

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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip planner.

Drive from Royan to Bordeaux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Arcachon.

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Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Arcachon

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Banc D'arguin and then steep yourself in history at La ville d'Hiver.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arcachon vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Arcachon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Arcachon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hossegor.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Banc D'arguin
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Banc D'arguin ©
Banc D'arguin
La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver

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Soorts-Hossegor

Soorts-Hossegor
Soorts-Hossegor is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, 20 km north of Biarritz.It is well known as a seaside resort and surfing center, considered as one of the best surfing locales in the world. To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hossegor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arcachon to Hossegor takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hossegor are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Bayonne on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Soorts-Hossegor

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Bayonne

Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayonne trip itinerary app .

Bayonne is very close to Hossegor. In February, daily temperatures in Bayonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anglet.

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Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

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Anglet

Anglet ©
Anglet is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.Anglet lies in the traditional province of Labourd of the Northern Basque Country while its inhabitants have traditionally spoken Gascon (Occitan).The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angloys or Angloyes (or Angeluar in basque).GeographyLocationAnglet commune is part of the urban area of Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz located south-west of the city and part of the Basque province of Labourd. To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Anglet online road trip planner .

Anglet is just a short distance from Bayonne. In February in Anglet, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Anglet

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia
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Eglise Saint-Leon. ©
Eglise Saint-Leon.
Laser Games 64 ©
Laser Games 64

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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 25th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lac Mouriscot, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Alexandre Newsky, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz road trip planning site .

Biarritz is just a short distance from Anglet. In February, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Guethary.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lac Mouriscot ©
Lac Mouriscot
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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Guethary

Guethary ©
Guéthary is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage d'Erretegia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, and then head outdoors with Parc Accrobranche Au Creux des Cimes.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guethary travel planner .

Guethary is just a short distance from Biarritz. In February in Guethary, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Guethary

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bidart
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Chapelle Sainte Madeleine ©
Chapelle Sainte Madeleine

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip tool .

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is just a short distance from Guethary. In February in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Espelette.

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Historic Sites
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Espelette

Espelette
Before you visit Espelette, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Espelette is very close to Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In February in Espelette, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), you're off toSaint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Things to do in Espelette

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France close to Ostabat in the Pyrenean foothills. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Prison des eveques, then experience rural life at La Ferme Arnabar, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port journey planning tool .

You can drive from Espelette to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in an hour. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pau.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry, River Rafting & Tubing, Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption., La Ferme Arnabar
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River Rafting & Tubing
La Cave d'Irouleguy ©
La Cave d'Irouleguy
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Chocolaterie Laia

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Pau

Pau ©
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pau trip simple and quick.

Drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pau in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pau can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Uzes.

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Theme Parks Historic Sites

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Le Chateau des Enigmes
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Le Chateau des Enigmes ©
Le Chateau des Enigmes

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Uzes

Uzes ©
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Arenes de Nimes, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and then do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Chateau de Beaucastel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orange Cathedral, and then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uzes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pau to Uzes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Uzes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

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Orange, Nimes, Chateau de la Gardine
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Chateau de la Gardine ©
Chateau de la Gardine
Orange Cathedral ©
Orange Cathedral

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