15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Bourges
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
3
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lourdes
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Blois
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Bourges

Bourges ©
For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palais Jacques-Coeur and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bourges trip planning app .

Seattle, USA to Bourges is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Bourges, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Bourges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Bourges

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil, Chateau de Meillant
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Palais Jacques-Coeur ©
Palais Jacques-Coeur
Chateau de Meillant ©
Chateau de Meillant
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil ©
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil

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night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, then contemplate the long history of Le Chateau de Belves, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle journey maker site .

Drive from Bourges to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Le Chateau de Belves
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Le Chateau de Belves ©
Le Chateau de Belves
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche, explore the historical opulence of Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Albi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis ©
Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche

2
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, then step into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, and finally don't miss a visit to Boulevard des Pyrenees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacre-Coeur Parish Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Pie X, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lourdes day trip planner.

You can drive from Albi to Lourdes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pau, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X ©
Basilique Saint-Pie X

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night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 25th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lourdes to Bayeux takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Lourdes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bayeux, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Airborne Museum
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Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach ©
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Sentier des douaniers, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Kerfons, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip planning site .

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, Chapelle de Kerfons, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Chapelle de Kerfons ©
Chapelle de Kerfons
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet

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nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Visit Eglise Saint Genest and Chateau de l'Islette for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Mairie and Art Montgolfieres. Explore Blois' surroundings by going to Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Cathedrale Saint-Gatien (in Tours). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny.

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

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Blois takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Blois, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 45°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cheverny, Azay-le-Rideau, Art Montgolfieres, Chateau de Langeais, Chartres Cathedral
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Art Montgolfieres ©
Art Montgolfieres
Mairie ©
Mairie

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