15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Marseille
1
Montpellier
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Aigues-Mortes
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Nimes
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Avignon
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Cassis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Carcassonne Center
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rocamadour
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Le Blanc
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Tours
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Saint-Quentin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Paris

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nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire all the interesting features of Petit Paradis de Vendargues, and then admire all the interesting features of Les Petits Fermiers.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier online trip planner .

Marseille to Montpellier is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palavas-les-Flots, Les Petits Fermiers
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Les Petits Fermiers ©
Les Petits Fermiers
Petit Paradis de Vendargues ©
Petit Paradis de Vendargues
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre

1
night
Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes ©
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. Camargue Insolite has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Les Trains du Colorado, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaquarium, then see Camargue Insolite, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Carbonniere.

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Drive from Carcassonne Center to Aigues-Mortes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or 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 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Seaquarium
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Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons
Tour Carbonniere ©
Tour Carbonniere
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

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hours
Nimes

Nimes
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nimes holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Aigues-Mortes to Nimes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Avignon on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Nimes

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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day
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.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nimes to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

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Cassis

Cassis ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Gorges du Verdon as well as Calanques. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Mai, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, and then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Cyr Sur Mer.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cassis trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Cassis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ile des Embiez, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Calanques ©
Calanques

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hours
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center tour website .

You can drive from Cassis to Carcassonne Center in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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hours
Rocamadour

Rocamadour
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour visit planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Rocamadour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carcassonne Center in July since evenings lows in Rocamadour dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Cave Dwellings, and finally make a trip to Chateau de Beynac.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Le Blanc.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Cave Dwellings
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Le Blanc

Le Blanc ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Le Blanc travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Le Blanc by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Le Blanc: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tours.

Things to do in Le Blanc

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbaye Notre Dame, Chateau Guillaume, Etangs de la Brenne
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Abbaye Notre Dame ©
Abbaye Notre Dame
Chateau Guillaume ©
Chateau Guillaume

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Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Domaine de Cande, then explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of La Forteresse de Montbazon and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau du Rivau.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tours online trip builder .

Drive from Le Blanc to Tours in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Quentin.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Château de l'Islette, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, Chateau du Rivau, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Domaine de Cande
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©
Chateau du Rivau ©
Chateau du Rivau

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Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin ©
Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de Saint-Quentin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Porte d'Ardon, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Vauclair, explore the ancient world of Fort De La Malmaison, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Coucy.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Quentin trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Tours to Saint-Quentin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Saint-Quentin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Quentin

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Amiens, Laon, Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres, Abbaye de Vauclair, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Lochnagar Crater ©
Lochnagar Crater

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