22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Albi
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Arles
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
5
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

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Winnipeg, Canada to Albi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Albi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Winnipeg in September: high temperatures in Albi hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Forteresse de Najac ©
Forteresse de Najac

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Château de Salses. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Royale de Collioure and Chateau Comtal. Change things up with a short trip to Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet in Ille-sur-Tet (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, and contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Albi to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses

2
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Arles

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime. On the next day, examine the collection at Conservatoire du Santon Provencal, then don't miss a visit to Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, then admire the striking features of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

For ratings and tourist information, read Arles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint-Paul de Vence and Vieille Ville. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Breil-sur-Roya, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, hike along Sentier du Vinaigrier, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

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Drive from Arles to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Arles in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, and then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Ile de Batz, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

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Getting from Nice to Perros-Guirec by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Perros-Guirec is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport

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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.
Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Remains Mulberry Harbour will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Vieux Bassin and then contemplate the long history of Palais Benedictine.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rouen vacation planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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