15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France route planner

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Paris
— 1 night
Train
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
Train to Tarbes, Bus to Bagneres-de-Bigorre
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Bagneres-de-Bigorre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nimes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes), La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Chateau Lestevenie (in Gageac-et-Rouillac). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Bergerac Wine Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

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You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Biarritz

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll through La Cote des Basques, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

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Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Biarritz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Bagneres-de-Bigorre

— 3 nights
Bagnères-de-Bigorre invites you to relax with a soak in the natural hydrotherapy baths in this traditional spa town, complete with green parks, an exciting casino, and luxurious hotels surrounded by lush, unspoiled nature.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bagneres-de-Bigorre: Gavarnie (La Breche De Roland & Cirque de Gavarnie) and Pic Du Midi (in La Mongie). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Tour des Jacobins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquensis.

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Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bagneres-de-Bigorre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Bagneres-de-Bigorre

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Nimes

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nimes: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pont du Gard, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, relax and rejuvenate at La Source d'Energie, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine.

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Getting from Bagneres-de-Bigorre to Nimes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bagneres-de-Bigorre in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nimes: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Marineland. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then visit Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

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Getting from Nimes to Nice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nimes in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 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.