20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ouen's Abbey, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then make a trip to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at V1 Site at Val Ygot, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Mesnieres, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary maker website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rouen is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. In July, Rouen is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Mesnieres, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, V1 Site at Val Ygot
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
V1 Site at Val Ygot ©
V1 Site at Val Ygot

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Juno Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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 Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, then stop by Les Gourmandises de Lucco, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee du Machinisme Agricole et Automobile, then contemplate the long history of Château de Biron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de Cadouin, and finally steep yourself in history at Cave Dwellings.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Les Gourmandises de Lucco, Chateau de Beynac, Cave Dwellings, Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, Cloitre de Cadouin
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

1
night
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then examine the collection at Granet Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner .

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Aix-en-Provence, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Carrieres des Lumieres, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines, then kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Grimaud Castle. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, and then contemplate the long history of Chartreuse de la Verne.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer tour app .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to La Croix-Valmer takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in La Croix-Valmer are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Chartreuse de la Verne, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Visit Castel Plage and Eden Plage Mala for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Nice takes 2 hours. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Haut de Cagnes, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Old Harbor (La Darse)
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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