7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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7 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Avignon
— 2 nights
3
Grenoble
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Lyon
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, then browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Fort Saint-Jean.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Aix-en-Provence due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, you will find days in Aix-en-Provence are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, don't miss a visit to Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Arenes de Nimes, steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, then contemplate the long history of Theatre Antique, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres de Lumieres.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Aix-en-Provence to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grenoble.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Arles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes
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Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

1
night
Grenoble

Grenoble ©
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bastille, and finally contemplate the long history of Horloge Solaire.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grenoble journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Grenoble takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Avignon in October, expect Grenoble to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Museums Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Musee de Grenoble ©
Musee de Grenoble

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Secrets d'Apiculteur, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Golf
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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