23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Reims
— 3 nights
3
Amboise
— 1 night
4
Rouen
— 3 nights
5
Bayeux
— 3 nights
6
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
7
Brest
— 1 night
8
Bordeaux
— 3 nights

4
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 outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris travel route planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Paris. Traveling from Christchurch in July, expect Paris to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Ugolf Reims-Bezannes and Golf de l'Ailette. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and La Tranchee de Chattancourt. Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: Somme American Cemetery and Memorial (in Bony), La Hotte du Diable (in Coincy) and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau (in Belleau). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Budding, make a trip to Palais du Tau, and ponder the design of Fontaine Sube.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reims trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Reims. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Reims

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Golf de l'Ailette, Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, La Tranchee de Chattancourt, La Hotte du Diable, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau
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La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

1
night
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, thencontemplate the long history of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amboise travel route planner.

Getting from Reims to Amboise by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Amboise sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Plou Et Fils ©
Plou Et Fils

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Escape the urban bustle at Falaises d'Etretat and Porte d’Aval. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Eglise Saint-Etienne. Venture out of the city with trips to L'Aiguille Creuse (in Etretat), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, admire the natural beauty at Les Cressonnieres, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rouen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Rouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Amboise in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Etretat, Veules-les-Roses, Fishing Charters & Tours, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Fondation Claude Monet
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

3
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 Normandy American Cemetery and Pegasus Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Omaha Beach and Vallee des Moulins. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Norman'Air
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

2
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, thencontemplate the long history of Cabane Vauban, and then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo day trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cabane Vauban, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 19th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanopolis and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Memoires 39-45.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Brest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Musee Memoires 39-45
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Musee Memoires 39-45 ©
Musee Memoires 39-45
Oceanopolis ©
Oceanopolis

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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, thenlearn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, thendo a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brest to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Bordeaux is somewhat warmer than Brest - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Reignac, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron ©
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron

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