15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Drive
3
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cassis
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
Drive
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Chamonix
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle online travel planner.

You can fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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 8th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, and finally stop by Cité de Carcassonne.

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Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Cassis

— 2 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Sea Adventure, and then experience rural life at Var Lamas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then surround yourself with nature on Trolib.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cassis online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Cassis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Cassis

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a splash at Aqualand Frejus, then take a memorable tour with TakSea, and then head outdoors with Sublim Sky.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael route builder app.

You can drive from Cassis to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice trip builder tool.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Chamonix

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix route builder site.

Drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

France travel guide

4.3
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.