15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Marseille
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gordes
— 1 night
Drive
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Cadenet
— 1 night
Drive
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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Marseille

— 3 nights

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.
Marseille is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by The Panier, stop by Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille tour planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Marseille. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Domain du Banneret, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uzes.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Uzes

— 2 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Gorges de l'Ardeche, examine the collection at Un Siecle de Roulottes, and then take in the views from Pont du Gard. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, then pause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at La Bambouseraie en Cevennes.

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You can drive from Avignon to Uzes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Uzes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Uzes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Gordes

— 1 night
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and then shop like a local with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gordes trip planner.

Getting from Uzes to Gordes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Cadenet.

Things to do in Gordes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Cadenet

— 1 night
Cadenet is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Its inhabitants are called Cadenétiens.GeographyCadenet is a village located on the southern slopes of the Luberon Massif, overlooking the valley of the Durance. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin, then experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and then visit Les Falaises d'Escalade.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cadenet day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gordes to Cadenet in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Cadenet

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Aix-en-Provence

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Nice (Place Massena, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more) and Marineland (in Antibes). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cadenet to Aix-en-Provence takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Luberon travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles