17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Oxford
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Blois
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Epernay
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Albi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Oxford

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Pegasus Memorial and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Explore hidden gems such as Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach and Marche aux Huitres. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Pegasus Bridge (in Ranville) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, identify plant and animal life at Le Havre de Portbail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip maker tool.

Oxford, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oxford to Bayeux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Plage de Trouville, H2O Parapluies, Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) ©
Plage de Trouville ©
Plage de Trouville

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sentier de L'ile Renote, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ile-Grande, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises de Tredrez, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Le chateau De la Roche jagu, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Palus, thenkick back and relax at Plage Bonaparte, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Mer.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Blois.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Plouha, Musee de la Mer, Falaises de Tredrez, Le chateau De la Roche jagu, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Sentier de L'ile Renote
Sentier de L'ile Renote
Plage Bonaparte ©
Plage Bonaparte
Falaises de Tredrez ©
Falaises de Tredrez

3
nights
Blois

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Valencay and Troglo Degusto. Step off the beaten path and head to La Forteresse de Montbazon and Chateau de Loches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blois: chateau Montpoupon (in Cere La Ronde), Hotel Gouin (in Tours) and La Balade des Fromages (in Blere). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, make a trip to Château de l'Islette, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blois trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Blois in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Epernay.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Valencay, Troglo Degusto, chateau Montpoupon, Hotel Gouin, Chateau de Loches
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Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay
La Forteresse de Montbazon ©
La Forteresse de Montbazon
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

1
day
Epernay

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Champagne Voirin Jumel, indulge your taste buds at Champagne Henry de Vaugency, thendo a tasting at Champagne Jean Milan, thenlearn about winemaking at Champagne Leclerc Briant, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Epernay road trip planning website.

Getting from Blois to Epernay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Epernay can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oger, Champagne Voirin Jumel
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Champagne Voirin Jumel ©
Champagne Voirin Jumel
Champagne Henry de Vaugency ©
Champagne Henry de Vaugency
Champagne Leclerc Briant ©
Champagne Leclerc Briant

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, make a trip to Grotte du Grand Roc, look for gifts at Kanovera, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, thenHead underground at Grottes de Cougnac, thenlook for gifts at La Gourmande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique St-Sauveur.

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Traveling by flight from Epernay to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Les Grottes de Maxange, La Gourmande, Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Grottes de Cougnac ©
Grottes de Cougnac
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Grotte du Grand Roc ©
Grotte du Grand Roc

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palais de la Berbie, see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Coupiac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Village Medieval de Lautrec, stop by Maroquinerie Philippe Serres, thendo a tasting at Cave de Labastide, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee/Centre d'Art du Vere.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi holiday planning site.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Chateau de Coupiac, Musee/Centre d'Art du Vere, Cave de Labastide, Maroquinerie Philippe Serres
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Village Medieval de Lautrec ©
Village Medieval de Lautrec
Cave de Labastide ©
Cave de Labastide
Chateau de Coupiac ©
Chateau de Coupiac

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