21 days in Paris, Dordogne & Bordeaux Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Dordogne & Bordeaux Itinerary

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21 days in Paris, Dordogne & Bordeaux Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Villars
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bergerac City
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Villars.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Villars

Villars ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem, then get a taste of life in the country at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, then relax in the rural setting at Ferme Andrevias, and finally head outdoors with Velorail. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Villars, then contemplate the long history of Forges de Savignac-Ledrier, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Medecine, and finally Head underground at Grotte de Tourtoirac.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Villars planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Villars. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Villars: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Villars

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ferme Andrevias, Velorail, Brantome Police Horses & Friends, Forges de Savignac-Ledrier, Grotte de Tourtoirac
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Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem
Velorail ©
Velorail

4
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Place des Cornieres, Monpazier (in Monpazier), Vieux Pont Bridge (in Terrasson-Lavilledieu) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, make a trip to Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, and walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip builder tool .

You can drive from Villars to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. In May in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Maison Forte de Reignac, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, Vieux Pont Bridge, Le Regourdou, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Bergerac City

Bergerac City ©
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. Change things up with these side-trips from Bergerac City: Le Domaine de Barbe (in Badefols-sur-Dordogne), Couze et Saint Front Town Hall (in Couze-et-Saint-Front) and Perigueux (Vesunna, Cathedrale St-Front, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Bridoire, do a tasting at Chateau Lardy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, and explore the world behind art at Musee Andre Voulgre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergerac City journey site .

Traveling by car from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Bergerac City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bergerac City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perigueux, Ribagnac, Chateau Lestevenie, Le Domaine de Barbe, Couze et Saint Front Town Hall
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Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Beaurang) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pey-Berland Tower, and snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

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Traveling by bus from Bergerac City to Bordeaux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Chateau Paloumey
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

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