6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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6 days in France Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Avignon
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Lyon

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, then don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

Before you visit Avignon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Lyon to Avignon is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. août in Avignon sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Distillerie A. Blachere, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Avignon in août; daily highs in Bayeux reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation maker .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In août, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Puy-de-Dome Volcano, then see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Clermont-Ferrand trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In août in Clermont-Ferrand, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks Nature Museums
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Puy-de-Dome Volcano ©
Puy-de-Dome Volcano
L'Aventure Michelin ©
L'Aventure Michelin
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption ©

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