37 days in France Itinerary

37 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 10 nights
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 1 night
Drive
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Montpellier
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Taxi to La Londe-les-Maures, Ferry to Porquerolles Island
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Porquerolles Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to La Londe-les-Maures, Taxi to Saint-Tropez
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Saint-Tropez
Ferry
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Antibes
— 2 nights
Train
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Nice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights

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Paris — 10 nights

City of Light

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Water Parterres, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Montmartre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Giverny.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 15:

Giverny — 1 night

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

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Drive from Paris to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Giverny to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amboise.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Amboise — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tour De L’Horloge, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amboise online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, expect nights in Amboise to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bordeaux.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Bordeaux — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip maker tool.

Take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Eglise Saint-Andre, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a tour of Hermione - La Fayette, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then take in the exciting artwork at Residence Galerie, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Biarritz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Daurade, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse vacation site.

Getting from Biarritz to Toulouse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Biarritz in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Montpellier — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc De Lunaret-zoo De Montpellier, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary app.

Drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

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.
On the 24th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Montpellier to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Aix-en-Provence — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Venture out of the city with trips to Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet), Moustiers Sainte-Marie (Centre Ville & Folies de Provence) and Lac de Sainte-Croix (in Aiguines). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Librairie Le Blason, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence attractions planner.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then head off the coast to Chateau d'If, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille online trip builder.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Saint-Tropez — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): go for a walk through St. Tropez Harbor, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, then stroll through Plage de Pampelonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, then stop by Port Grimaud, then cool off at Aqualand Frejus, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porquerolles Island.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Porquerolles Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Le port de l'ile de Porquerolles, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Notre Dame, and then kick back and relax at Plage de la Courtade. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Le Moulin du Bonheur, stroll through Plage d'Argent, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Saint Agathe.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Saint-Tropez to Porquerolles Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Tropez.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Saint-Tropez

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

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Porquerolles Island to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Antibes.
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Antibes — 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and then take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antibes tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Antibes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, expect nights in Antibes to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online vacation planner.

Drive from Antibes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about all things military at The Army Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip builder app.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Paris.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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