14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bayeux
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ferme de Viltain and Parc des Felins. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle (in Gometz-le-Chatel) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Paintball Select Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Square des Poetes.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Paris, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parc des Felins, Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Paintball Select Park, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Ferme de Viltain ©
Ferme de Viltain
Paintball Select Park ©
Paintball Select Park

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, then examine the collection at Musee Angladon, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Avignon attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avignon when traveling from Nice in October, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Lacave (Grottes de Lacave & Prehisto Dino Parc), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Grotte du Grand Roc (in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, make a trip to Les Cabanes du Breuil, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Avignon in October, plan for little chillier nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Lacave, La Grotte De Domme, Gouffre de Padirac, Lascaux II
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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Moulin de Moidrey
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

1
night
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 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Normandie Savoir-Faire ©
Normandie Savoir-Faire

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Notre Dame d‘Afrique (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Aqualand Frejus and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in October, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Aqualand Frejus, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, Massif de l'Esterel, Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

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