29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nantes, Drive to Saint-Malo
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Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly

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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentier des douaniers and Plage du Sillon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Saint-Michel and Cap Fréhel. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h (in Perros-Guirec), Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual (in Treguier). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, steep yourself in history at Fort National, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Malo Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Saint-Malo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Saint-Malo is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du debarquement. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Bonifacio, Corsica

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Petit Sperone and Plage De Roccapina. Take a break from the city and head to Grottes de Bonifacio and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with a short trip to Ecole de Parachutisme du Valinco in Propriano (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Bonifacio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in September, with highs in Bonifacio at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Choisy La Galerie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours, make a trip to Eglise, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Sacre Coeur, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice trip app.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bonifacio in September: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Arles

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Carrieres des Lumieres. Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Get out of town with these interesting Arles side-trips: Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arles day trip site.

You can drive from Nice to Arles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Arles dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Cathedrale St-Just. Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Château de Salses. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan), Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet) and Albi (Pont Vieux, Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Carcassonne 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 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from Carcassonne in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 Rodin. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.