15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Marseille
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Carcassonne
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Foix
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Toulouse
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Albi
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Marseille

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille driving holiday site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Marseille is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Marseille. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get a bit cooler in Marseille: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You will leave for Arles on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
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.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the activities along Canal du Midi, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Carcassonne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marseille to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Foix.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Canal du Midi
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

3
nights
Foix

Foix ©
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): try out the rides at Les Forges de Pyrène, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Niaux, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Foix.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Foix sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Foix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Toulouse on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Foix

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Grotte de Niaux
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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Chateau de Foix ©
Chateau de Foix
Les Forges de Pyrène ©
Les Forges de Pyrène

1
day
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cite de l'espace. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace

4
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Roc de Cazelle, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Cite Religieuse and Basilique St-Sauveur are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Rocamadour, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Lascaux Caves 4, Chateau de Beynac
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Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Roc de Cazelle ©
Roc de Cazelle

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day
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Le Quartier Du Castelviel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take in the views from Pont Vieux, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then explore the world behind art at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albi travel planning site .

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albi when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in September, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

4
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and finally stop by Place Des Carmes.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Albi to Avignon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Arles on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

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nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Vallon des Auffes. Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Palais Longchamp will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Marseille: take a stroll through The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Panier ©
The Panier

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