14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Marseille
— 3 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
5
Nantes
— 3 nights

3
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.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions tool.

New Orleans, USA to Nice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for little chillier nights in Nice, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Marineland, Massif de l'Esterel
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Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Avignon, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, 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

1
night
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, then get outside with Avel Char, then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centre Historique, Avel Char, Pointe du Grouin
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Avel Char ©
Avel Char
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo ©
Les Remparts de Saint-Malo

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nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes, and then walk around Parc du Thabor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nantes journey builder site.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Nantes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Nantes sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Centre Historique de Vannes, Parc du Thabor, Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau
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Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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