15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get outside with Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary app.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Bayeux are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, then don't miss a visit to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, Head underground at Grotte de Font de Gaume, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perros-Guirec in April: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

— 1 night
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, trot along with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip maker.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in April, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Marseille

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille holiday planner.

You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April in Marseille, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 1 night
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Nice

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, and finally contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.