14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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Versailles
— 2 nights
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Ville de Lisieux
— 2 nights
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Nantes
— 1 night
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Chambord
— 1 night
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Nevers
— 3 nights
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Gujan-Mestras
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Nimes
— 1 night

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Versailles

Versailles ©

Royal Paradise

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, then don'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, then admire 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. May in Versailles sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°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 · Nature

Side Trip

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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, then contemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, then get 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 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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

1
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Nantes

Nantes ©

Venice of the West

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 step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ville de Lisieux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Chambord.

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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, then step 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; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Nevers.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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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 much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, step into the grandiose world of Palais Ducal, don't miss a visit to Espace Bernadette, and steep yourself in history at Tour Goguin.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nevers route planner.

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 67°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gujan-Mestras.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Cathedrale De Bourges ©
Cathedrale De Bourges
Espace Bernadette ©
Espace Bernadette
Le Pal ©
Le Pal

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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 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Gujan-Mestras

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then take 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, then do 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 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Nimes

Nimes ©

French Rome

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 de Diane, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, then don't miss a visit to 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 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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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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