23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Marseille
— 3 nights
4
Paris
— 4 nights
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
7
Etretat
— 2 nights

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nice to Villeneuve-Loubet to see Pitchoun Forest about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, look and learn at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning website.

Mexicali, Mexico to Nice is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Mexicali in April, you will find days in Nice are much colder (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pitchoun Forest, Eglise
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

3
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud) and Sainte-Maxime (Kelys, Galerie Regard, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in April: highs in Saint-Raphael hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Chateau de Grimaud, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Musee des Troupes de Marine ©
Musee des Troupes de Marine

3
nights
Marseille

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Musee Angladon) and Aix-en-Provence (Mystery Games, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and visit The Panier.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Carrieres des Lumieres, Moulin Le Pain Blanc
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marseille in April, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut, thenmake a trip to Grand Degre, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, thenmake a trip to Pointe du Roc, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner.

Take a train from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Granville, Pointe du Grouin du Sud
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pointe du Grouin du Sud ©
Pointe du Grouin du Sud

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert (in Saint-Germain-des-Vaux), Hapik (in Mondeville) and Flamanville (La Ferme aux Cinq Saisons & Golf Paysan). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, head outdoors with Norman'Air, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Flamanville, Jardins en Hommage a Jacques Prevert, Norman'Air, Hapik
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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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Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, head outdoors with Cote d'Albatre, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, thenmake a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, and then explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. April in Etretat sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Musee des Pecheries
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Golf d'Etretat ©
Golf d'Etretat
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

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