23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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23 days in France Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Albi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
9
Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Reims
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Dubai

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, don't miss a visit to Esplanade du Trocadero, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10- hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary planner.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, Musee D-Day Omaha, Omaha Beach
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Guirec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trestraou, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Laurent, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee des Traouiero.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, Eglise Saint Laurent
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, then explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally wander the streets of Place Rossetti.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Perros-Guirec to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perros-Guirec in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Ville medieval, Haut de Cagnes
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Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

2
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, brush up on your military savvy at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, then do a tasting at Chateau Auzias, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Carcassonne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Nice in March, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, examine the collection at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, take in the views from Pont Vieux, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then steep yourself in history at Palais de la Berbie, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Quartier Du Castelviel.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albi trip maker website.

Drive from Carcassonne to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Albi are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Les Jardins de la Berbie ©
Les Jardins de la Berbie
Pont Vieux
Pont Vieux

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Musee des Arts Forains. Sainte-Chapelle and Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont will appeal to history buffs. Explore Paris further: admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Albi to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac ©
Musee des Arts Forains ©
Musee des Arts Forains

2
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and The Royal Chapel. Popular historic sites such as The Trianons & The Hamlet and Grand Canal are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, admire the landmark architecture of Le Grand Trianon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere des Gonards, and steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip itinerary maker app.

Versailles is very close to Paris. March in Versailles sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

3
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Champagne Boizel - Atelier 1834, do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, do a tasting at Champagne Leclerc Briant, do a tasting at Champagne Roger Manceaux, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Foujita, learn about winemaking at La Maison Mumm, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally don't miss a visit to Cryptoportique.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Reims takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Epernay, Champagne Roger Manceaux
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Chapelle Foujita ©
Chapelle Foujita
La Maison Mumm ©
La Maison Mumm
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

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