26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Orleans
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Blois
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Tours
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Saumur
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Angers
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
You've added Musee Edith Piaf, Le Manoir de Paris, Musee des Vampires Et du Monde de l'Imaginaire, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and The Paris Catacombs. Step off the beaten path and head to Île de la Cité and The Trianons & The Hamlet. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, walk around Parc Monceau, and admire the natural beauty at Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee des Vampires Et du Monde de l'Imaginaire, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

3
nights
Orleans

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse de Saint Paterne, then make a trip to Place du Martroi, and then walk around Parc Floral Orleans.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Blois.

Things to do in Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Paroisse de Saint Paterne ©
Paroisse de Saint Paterne

4
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny. Popular historic sites such as Escalier Denis Papin and Hotel de Villebresme (Maison de Denis Papin) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blois trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Orleans to Blois in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Blois can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Tours.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

2
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You've now added Musee des Beaux-Arts to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau, and then take an in-depth tour of Hotel Gouin. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, then wander the streets of Rue Nationale, then browse the different shops at Les Halles, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint Martin et Tour Charlemagne.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours trip tool.

Tours is just a stone's throw from Blois. In July in Tours, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Saumur.

Things to do in Tours

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau Gaudrelle
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Les Halles ©
Les Halles
Chateau Gaudrelle ©
Chateau Gaudrelle
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts

5
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Popular historic sites such as Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale and Chateau de Targe are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Saumur and Musee du Champignon. Step out of Saumur to go to Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil and see La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at ile Millocheau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Nantilly, do a tasting at Caves Louis de Grenelle, and see the interesting displays at Pierre et Lumiere.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saumur tour builder.

Getting from Tours to Saumur by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Saumur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Angers.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Chateau de Targe, La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines
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Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau de Saumur ©
Chateau de Saumur
Chateau de Targe ©
Chateau de Targe

4
nights
Angers

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc Anjou Aventure. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Robert Tatin and Galerie David d'Angers. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau d'Angers and Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes. Step out of Angers with an excursion to Jardin de la Perrine in Laval--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Maurice, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Ralliement, contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin, and make a trip to Maison d'Adam.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Angers online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Saumur to Angers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Angers, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee Robert Tatin, Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, Jardin de la Perrine
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Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Cathedrale St-Maurice ©
Cathedrale St-Maurice
Musee Robert Tatin ©
Musee Robert Tatin

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
You've now added Musee Edith Piaf to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing website.

You can take a train from Angers to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
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Musee Edith Piaf ©
Musee Edith Piaf

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