12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Beijing

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne route planning app.

Beijing, China to Carcassonne is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Carcassonne. Traveling from Beijing in May, things will get little chillier in Carcassonne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Lac de la Cavayere ©
Lac de la Cavayere

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Jacques, take in the views from Pont Vieux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chapelle St Jacques
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

1
night
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Remparts du Chateau, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, and finally steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Rocamadour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Remparts du Chateau ©
Remparts du Chateau
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes

1
night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle visit planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. In May in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz, step into the grandiose world of chateau de Kergrist, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec planner.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Perros-Guirec in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abbaye de Beauport, chateau de Kergrist, Ile de Batz
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
chateau de Kergrist ©
chateau de Kergrist

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, and finally learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum).

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer online holiday planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum)
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Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, see Off-Road Tours, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bonifacio attractions planner.

You can fly from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Bonifacio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Off-Road Tours
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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