16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Nice
— 3 nights
5
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
6
Marseille
— 2 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at 1st Arrondissement and Musee des Arts Forains. Visit Hotel de Ville and Maison Ruinart for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Reims (Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin & Eglise Saint Jacques) and Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte (in Maisons-Laffitte). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and get curious at Musee des Arts et Metiers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Reims, Chateau de Malmaison, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin ©
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, contemplate the long history of Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, make a trip to Grand Degre, then take an in-depth tour of Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, then contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, and finally don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel ©
Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel
Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, and finally contemplate the long history of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean, witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen, then make a trip to Reporters Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), and finally stop by Fantastic Attic.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux vacation planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kunstlicher Hafen, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, German War Cemetery, Eglise Saint-Jean
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux ©
Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux
Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont ©

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.
Visit Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Notre Dame des Fontaines and Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Vieux Tende (in Tende), Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and steep yourself in history at Vieux La Turbie.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bayeux to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in September, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Vieux Tende, Vieux La Turbie
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs
Notre Dame des Fontaines ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire. Popular historic sites such as Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial and Castle Bargeme are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Port de Cavalaire (in Cavalaire-Sur-Mer), Le Lavandou (Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Plage d'Aiguebelle, &more) and Cooperative oleicole de l'est varois (in Bargemon). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, try your luck at Casino Barriere de Saint-Raphael, let the kids burn off some steam at Jardin Bonaparte, and look for gifts at La Chocolaterie du Rocher.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Saint-Raphael. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Chocolaterie du Rocher, Port de Cavalaire, Chapelle Sainte Roseline, Castle Bargeme
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Castle Bargeme ©
Castle Bargeme

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Buzine, and finally make a trip to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Samena, then see the interesting displays at Pavillon M, then examine the collection at Musee Regards de Provence, and finally go for a walk through L'Estaque.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marseille itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Eglise Saint-Laurent ©
Eglise Saint-Laurent
Chateau de la Buzine ©
Chateau de la Buzine
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts

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