55 days in France Itinerary

55 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 7 nights
3
Paris
— 6 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
5
Briancon
— 5 nights
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
7
Hyeres
— 6 nights
8
Frejus
— 6 nights
9
Menton
— 6 nights

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Claude Monet and Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Gros-Horloge are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Abbaye de Montivilliers (in Montivilliers). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: high temperatures in Rouen hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Plage Du Tilleul, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Du Taillis
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Visiting Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville will get you outdoors. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial) and Place Saint-Sauveur (in Caen). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Parc des Forges de Varenne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caen, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Hermanville War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:
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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

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee du Chai de Lardimalie and Papeterie de Vaux. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and The Maison Forte de Reignac for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier (in Saint-Cirq), Habitations Troglodytiques (in Belves) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Maquis de Durestal, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne, and see the interesting displays at Moulin de la Rouzique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder website.

Getting from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Briancon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Campagne, Forteresse de Miremont, The Maison Forte de Reignac
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

5
nights
Briancon

Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Muséoscope Lake and Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Serre Chevalier Sensation and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade de la Pisse (in Reallon), L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges) and ESI Puy St Vincent (in Puy-Saint-Vincent). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Montagne & Canyon, get outside with Monte Chaberton, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the awesome beauty at Col d'Izoard.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Briancon online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Briancon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Chaffrey, Eygliers, Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel, Cascade de la Pisse, Col d'Izoard
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cascade de la Pisse ©
Cascade de la Pisse
Col d'Izoard ©
Col d'Izoard

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 appreciate Musee Granet and Choisy La Galerie. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Saint-Paul de Vence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Lourmarin (Chateau de Lourmarin & Albert Camus Grave), Caves du Palais Saint Firmin (in Gordes) and Foret de Cedres (in Bonnieux). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stroll through Plage de l’Arene, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Briancon to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Lourmarin, Avignon, St-Paul-de-Vence
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

6
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll get in some beach time at Plage La Capte and Beach La Bergerie. Escape the urban bustle at Plage du Pradeau and Plage noire du Langoustier. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Sylvabelle), Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair, Grande Plage du Lavandou, &more) and Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Salins, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame De Constance, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, and explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres holiday app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hyeres, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, La Londe Les Maures, Plage des Oursinieres
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:
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Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Frejus

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. We've included these beaches for you: Frejus Beach and Plage du Chateau. Visiting Calanque de Maubois and Sublim Sky will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Frejus: Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas, Le Paddock Plage Privee Sainte Maxime, &more), Eglise St Michel (in Grimaud) and Cascade de L'Aille (in Vidauban). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, get engrossed in the history at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, and delve into the distant past at Barrage de Malpasset.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Frejus trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Frejus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Frejus sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Raphael, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Theoule sur Mer, Plage de la Galiote
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

6
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Aet Nature. You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Lou Ferouil. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastere de Saorge (in Saorge), Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle) and Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Villa Kerylos & Eglise du Sacre Coeur). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Prehistoire Regionale, trek along Mala Beach Coastal Path, stroll through Eden Plage Mala, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Menton trip planner.

You can drive from Frejus to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Breil-sur-Roya, Utelle, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Cap d'Ail
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:
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La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

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