11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marseille
1
Marseille
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Avignon
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Marseille

1
night
Marseille

Marseille ©
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 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and then wander the streets of The Panier.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Marseille. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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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.
On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avignon driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, Bayeux is little chillier than Avignon - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary builder.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Nice

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 museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Zoe la Belette, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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