43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 6 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lesgeckos (in Vence), La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands). The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June in Nice, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

5
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Abel Baliff Beach (in Agay), Domaine Val d'Iris (in Seillans) and Frejus (Chateau Paquette, Base Nature Francois Leotard, &more). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with Marine Air Sport, stroll through Plage de Gigaro, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier, and learn about winemaking at Chateau Minuty.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip tool.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be a bit cooler, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Marine Air Sport ©
Marine Air Sport
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

5
nights
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: Trolib (in Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and make a trip to Parc National des Calanques.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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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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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: Cala Croisieres (in Port Leucate) and Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, admire the local landmark of Place Carnot, and let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Bergerac Wine Tours (in Eymet) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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Bergerac Wine Tours ©
Bergerac Wine Tours
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

6
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Amiens (Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens & Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rouen tour app.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get little chillier in Rouen: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), La Compagnie des Terroirs (in Caen) and Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the old-fashioned way with Train Marin and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mont-Saint-Michel trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Tours

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Train Marin ©
Train Marin

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