42 days in France Itinerary

42 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie, The Water Parterres, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Paris is 6 hours. When traveling from Pittsburgh in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Bayeux.

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, enjoy unforgettable views with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning website.

Drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Bayeux in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne ©
Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne

4
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins & Basilique Saint-Sernin) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, indulge your senses at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne holiday planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Carcassonne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

5
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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and hike along Offroad Adventure 07.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Avignon journey app.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

3
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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Cassis (Saint Michel Church, Peche. Calanques. Com, &more), Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, wander the streets of The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Trolib ©
Trolib
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to Hyeres (Chateau d'Hyeres, Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, &more), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Domaine Sainte Marie, &more) and Le Lavandou (Eglise Saint-Louis, Plage de Cavaliere, &more). Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with Adventure Sports Saint Tropez, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours Provence & Riviera.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez online attractions planner.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

4
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf) and Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, browse the exhibits of Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. October in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cap-Sea ©
Cap-Sea
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands) and Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Nomade). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and awaken your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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