29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Reims
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
3
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
4
Versailles
— Few hours
Train:  15 min
5
Paris
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Lyon
— 2 nights
Tram + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Avignon
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Marseille
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
10
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, then wander the streets of Left Bank (Rive Gauche), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

1
day
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and then see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Reims day trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reims, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums
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Eglise Saint Jacques ©
Eglise Saint Jacques
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

1
night
Paris

Paris
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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few
hours
Versailles

Versailles
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Versailles trip itinerary site.

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In March, daytime highs in Versailles are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Paris on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
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1
night
Paris

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Interios.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris attractions app.

Paris is very close to Versailles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Let the collections at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, and explore the galleries of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon road trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lyon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, visit Place Rossetti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally get outside with Promenade du Paillon. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in March since evenings lows in Nice dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Menton
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Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau
Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore hidden gems such as St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and Avignon Les Halles. Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Eglise St-Trophime are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Abbaye de Montmajour in Arles (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure, explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Pierre.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip website.

Drive from Nice to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Avignon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Arles
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Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Maison Empereur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stroll through Palais du Pharo.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille ©
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau La Coste en Provence and Vieil Aix. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Chateau Vignelaure (in Rians) and Musee des Gueules Rouges (in Tourves). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, look for gifts at Chocolaterie de Puyricard, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Saint-Esprit, and contemplate the long history of Les Lauves.

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Aix-en-Provence is very close to Marseille. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Chateau Vignelaure, Musee des Gueules Rouges
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

3
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Taillan, then examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and finally view the masterpieces at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Chateau Guadet, learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Bordeaux by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Musee du Vin et du Negoce ©
Musee du Vin et du Negoce
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chantilly. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Beffroi d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). See even more of Paris: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Bordeaux in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Pierrefonds, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Chantilly, Musee Somme 1916
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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