14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Roissy-en-France
Drive:  1​h
1
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lisieux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nantes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chambord
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nevers
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Gujan-Mestras
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Nimes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Apt

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at L'Orangerie, steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet, then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles online tour itinerary planner .

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. In May, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to 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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Lisieux

Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, steep yourself in history at Les Buissonnets, then get your game on at Laser Impact Lisieux, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisieux day trip site .

Traveling by car from Versailles to Lisieux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Lisieux

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

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

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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, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes route planner.

Traveling by car from Lisieux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Nantes sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow 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), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chambord day trip planning app .

Getting from Nantes to Chambord by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Chambord are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale St-Etienne (in Bourges) and Le PAL (in Dompierre-sur-Besbre). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, step into the grandiose world of Palais Ducal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, and make a trip to Porte de Paris.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nevers day trip planning website .

You can drive from Chambord to Nevers in 2.5 hours. May in Nevers sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Gujan-Mestras.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Etienne, Le PAL
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Cathedrale St-Etienne ©
Cathedrale St-Etienne
Saint Gildard Convent & Museum ©
Saint Gildard Convent & Museum
Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte ©

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Gujan-Mestras

Gujan-Mestras
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat and then get in on the family fun at Parc de la Coccinelle.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gujan-Mestras trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nevers to Gujan-Mestras takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Gujan-Mestras

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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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): explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then get engrossed in the history at School Museum, then do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gujan-Mestras to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
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, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes day trip planning tool .

Drive from Carcassonne to Nimes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Nimes, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time 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
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