15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
5
Arles
— 2 nights
6
Nice
— 2 nights

2
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Winnipeg to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Let the collections at Airborne Museum and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) in Saint-Come-du-Mont (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
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Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally steep yourself in history at Habitations Troglodytiques. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, steep yourself in history at Le Regourdou, step into the grandiose world of The Maison Forte de Reignac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lacypierre.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Bayeux in August, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Lacypierre, Chateau de Beynac, Habitations Troglodytiques, Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, Le Regourdou
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Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), thenlook for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne day trip tool.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateaux de Lastours
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Arles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Aigues-Mortes, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, delve into the distant past at Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide, thenwander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice travel planning app.

You can drive from Arles to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ruines du Village du Mont Bastide, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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