18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Mandelieu-la-Napoule
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cassis
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Ottawa

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route builder website.

Ottawa, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Norman'Air (in Carpiquet) and Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, examine the collection at Falaise Memorial, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bayeux is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Falaise, Mont-Saint-Michel, Ranville, Omaha Beach, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Chateau and Plage Robinson. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mandelieu-la-Napoule: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mandelieu-la-Napoule trip planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Mandelieu-la-Napoule in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Frejus, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), Saint-Paul de Vence
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de la Faviere and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Lavandou: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc and stroll through Plage de Cabasson.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou travel route planner.

Getting from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Le Lavandou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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. You'll get in some beach time at Plage La Capte and Plage De Peno. Get outdoors at Plage du Pradeau and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bestouan Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cassis online route planner.

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Cassis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Hyeres, Plage De Peno
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Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau

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