25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
5
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly

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Paris — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Bassin, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rouen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Deauville Beach (in Deauville City). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 20th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning website.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Saint-Raphael.
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Highlights from your trip

Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Raphael takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July; daily highs in Saint-Raphael reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, make a trip to Place Massena, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 3 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Carcassonne is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Nice to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Carcassonne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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