14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Versailles
— 2 nights
2
Ville de Lisieux
— 2 nights
3
Nantes
— 1 night
4
Chambord
— 1 night
5
Nevers
— 3 nights
6
Gujan-Mestras
— 1 night
7
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
8
Nimes
— 1 night

2
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Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to Palace of Versailles, thendon't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, thenadmire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles day trip planning website.

Roissy-en-France to Versailles is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Versailles sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Giverny
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

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Ville de Lisieux

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, thencontemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, thenget your game on at Laser Impact Lisieux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ville de Lisieux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Ville de Lisieux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ville de Lisieux can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Cerza
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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux
Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet ©
Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet
Les Buissonnets ©
Les Buissonnets

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 17th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, thensee the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

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Traveling by car from Ville de Lisieux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nantes are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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Chambord

Chambord ©
On the 18th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, and then contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chambord travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Chambord takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Nevers.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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Nevers

Nevers ©
Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Nevers: Le Pal (in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre) and Cathedrale De Bourges (in Bourges). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, don't miss a visit to Porte de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Marie, and steep yourself in history at Tour Goguin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nevers trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Chambord to Nevers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Nevers can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Gujan-Mestras.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Pal, Cathedrale De Bourges
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Cathedrale De Bourges ©
Cathedrale De Bourges
Espace Bernadette ©
Espace Bernadette
Chapelle Sainte Marie ©
Chapelle Sainte Marie

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Gujan-Mestras

Gujan-Mestras
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at La Grande Dune du Pilat and then find something for the whole family at Parc de la Coccinelle.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gujan-Mestras trip planner.

You can drive from Nevers to Gujan-Mestras in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Gujan-Mestras can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Gujan-Mestras

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Parc de la Coccinelle ©
Parc de la Coccinelle

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thentake a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, thendo a tasting at O'Vineyards, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Gujan-Mestras to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 25th (Mon), look for gifts at Toril d'Artistes, steep yourself in history at Temple of Diana, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, thenappreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, thenexplore the ancient world of Tour Magne, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nimes driving holiday planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Nimes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
Toril d'Artistes ©
Toril d'Artistes

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