50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 11 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cassis
— 6 nights
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Paris

— 8 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lagos in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 21:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 4 nights
Bring the kids along to Chateau de Castelnaud and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get out of town with these interesting Castelnaud-la-Chapelle side-trips: Ecomusee de Cuzals (in Sauliac-sur-Cele), Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac) and Speleologie en Quercy (in Cras).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip app.

Fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Chamonix

— 6 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Annecy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: Randonnee La Montagne du Taillefer (in Duingt), Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires) and Annecy (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & La Tournette). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, enjoy breathtaking views from Step Into the Void, and head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix holiday planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Chamonix by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Nice

— 11 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Colline du Chateau overlook will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Antibes (Eglise Notre Dame de la Garoupe, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Etang de Fontmerle (in Mougins). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, head outdoors with Quai Rauba Capeu, delve into the lush surroundings at Pitchoun Forest, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning site.

Getting from Chamonix to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 11:

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like TakSea and Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer). Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Les Gorges du Verdon, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, head outdoors with Sublim Sky, and don't miss a visit to Cap du Dramont.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael online journey planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:

Saint-Tropez

— 8 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kids will appreciate attractions like European Diving School and Plage de L'Argentiere. Explore Saint-Tropez's surroundings by going to La Londe Les Maures (Plage du Pellegrin & Daskalides Chocolatier), Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & Plage de la Faviere) and Le Lavandou (Grande Plage du Lavandou, Plage de Cavaliere, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, find something for the whole family at Kiddy Parc, stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, and head outdoors with Tahiti Plage.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:

Cassis

— 6 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Bring the kids along to Trolib and Calanques. Get out of town with these interesting Cassis side-trips: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Sea Adventure, Var Lamas, &more), Le Pradet (Sentier Jean Francois Jube & Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne) and Plage De Peno (in Carqueiranne). There's much more to do: hike along Sentier Littoral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Roustagnon, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Grande Mer.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cassis online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cassis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Cassis are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

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.