12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder app .

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in June, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the masterpieces 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. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Normandy American Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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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

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip maker .

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

4
nights
Nice

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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