17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montpellier
1
Montpellier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Avignon
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
3
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Valence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lyon
— 1 night
6
Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Bezannes
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Strasbourg
— 3 nights
End: Strasbourg


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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Grotte des Demoiselles as well as Grotte de Clamouse. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Clamouse, then Head underground at La Grotte des Demoiselles, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Domaine d'O, do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, and then appreciate the history behind Place de la Canourgue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier trip site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport and Béziers-Vias Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

La Grotte des Demoiselles, Grotte de Clamouse, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Climbing Tours
Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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 11th (Tue), shop like a local with Galerie Boutique John Gormsen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, pause for some photo ops at Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, then admire the landmark architecture of Fort Saint-Andre, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile de la Barthelasse.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Montpellier to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Villeneuve-les-Avignon
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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon ©
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Fort Saint-Andre ©
Fort Saint-Andre

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ©
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte de Saint Marcel, then delve into the distant past at Forteresse de Mornas, then take some stellar pictures from Colline Saint-Eutrope, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin Brotte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Pope John XXII's Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then learn about winemaking at Domaine de Beaurenard, and finally learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chateauneuf-du-Pape trip app .

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is just a short distance from Avignon. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valence.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Colline Saint-Eutrope, Grotte de Saint Marcel, Forteresse de Mornas
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Grotte de Saint Marcel ©
Grotte de Saint Marcel

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Valence

Valence ©
On the 13th (Thu), take in the views from Passerelle Marc Seguin.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valence road trip planner.

Getting from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Valence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Valence

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Montelimar, Passerelle Marc Seguin, Aquarock Aventure
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L'Artisan Nougatier ©
L'Artisan Nougatier
Passerelle Marc Seguin ©
Passerelle Marc Seguin
Le Chaudron d'Or ©
Le Chaudron d'Or

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night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, make a trip to Le Mur Des Canuts, and then contemplate the long history of Cite medievale de Perouges. On the next day, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Valence to Lyon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

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nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 16th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Domaine Bader-Mimeur. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pinard Bridge, explore the activities along Canal de Bourgogne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Genest.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beaune online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Beaune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beaune, with lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bezannes.

Things to do in Beaune

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chalon-sur-Saone, Pinard Bridge, Domaine Bader-Mimeur, Canal de Bourgogne, Prosper Maufoux
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Canal de Bourgogne ©
Canal de Bourgogne
Le Cellier de la Cabiote ©
Le Cellier de la Cabiote
Eglise Saint-Genest ©
Eglise Saint-Genest

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Bezannes

Bezannes ©
Bezannes is a commune of the Marne department in north-eastern France.TransportationThe Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV train station is located on the territory of the commune. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mediatheque Jean Falala and then learn about winemaking at Champagne Roger Manceaux. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to La Main de Massiges, get outside with Les Faux de Verzy, and then stroll around Parc de Champagne.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bezannes trip maker app .

Getting from Beaune to Bezannes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Beaune in June since evenings lows in Bezannes dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bezannes

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Reims, La Main de Massiges, Champagne Roger Manceaux, Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
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Les Faux de Verzy ©
Les Faux de Verzy
Parc de Champagne ©
Parc de Champagne

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lac des Truites and Cascade du Hohwald. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Domaine Gruss & Fils (in Eguisheim), Gazon du Faing (in Colmar) and Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine (in Labaroche). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches, don't miss a visit to La Popartiserie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pagan Wall.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bezannes to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bezannes in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Strasbourg, with lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pagan Wall, Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine, Gazon du Faing, Cascade du Hohwald, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches
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Gazon du Faing ©
Gazon du Faing
La Popartiserie ©
La Popartiserie
Lac des Truites ©
Lac des Truites