16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Doha

3
nights
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.
Le Suquet and La Croisette will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee de L'ecole. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Nice is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in February, expect nights in Nice to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Musee de L'ecole
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albi vacation app.

You can fly from Nice to Albi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in February; daily highs in Albi reach 11°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): do a tasting at Chateau Auzias, thendo a tasting at O'Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary website.

Drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Normandy American Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Airborne Museum and D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum). Step out of Colleville-sur-Mer with an excursion to Musee de Quineville in Quineville--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, appreciate the history behind Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, and take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

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You can fly from Carcassonne to Colleville-sur-Mer in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colleville-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Musee de Quineville, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, thenpause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rouen tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Île de la Cité and La Madeleine. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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