8 days in Paris, Lyon & Bordeaux Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Lyon & Bordeaux Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Lyon
— 1 night
3
Bordeaux
— 2 nights

4
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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: visit Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

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Cardiff, UK to Paris is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Paris is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Caresse de Tigre, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
On the 11th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon travel planning site.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 12th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, thenidentify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, and then contemplate the long history of Prieure de Cayac. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, thenstroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), thendo a tasting at Chateau Beaurang, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planning site.

Getting from Lyon to Bordeaux by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

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