23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 1 night
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
3
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
4
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
5
Saumur
— 2 nights
6
Albi
— 1 night
7
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
8
Antibes
— 2 nights
9
Nice
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Paris, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Popular historic sites such as Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial de Caen and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take in the history at Omaha Beach, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

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 May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Memorial de Caen, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee des Amis des Bisquines et du Vieux Cancale, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte, thenenjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, thendon't miss a visit to Centre Historique, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade du Clair de Lune.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo vacation planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Plevenon, Cancale, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Mont Saint-Michel, Centre Historique
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Guirec, see the interesting displays at Cite des Telecoms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Theodore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sentier des douaniers, thenidentify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

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Drive from Saint-Malo to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Theodore, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Cite des Telecoms, Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers

2
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, thensteep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee des Blindes.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saumur trip planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saumur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saumur, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau d'Angers ouvert
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, thensteep yourself in history at Palais de la Berbie, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Coupiac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, thenexamine the collection at Musee du Saut du Tarn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Albi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, Albi is somewhat warmer than Saumur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Coupiac, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Musee du Saut du Tarn, Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, contemplate the long history of Bastide de Mirepoix, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carcassonne Center trip itinerary website.

Getting from Albi to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Bastide de Mirepoix, Eglise Notre-Dame
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

2
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 10th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, revel in the low prices at Le Musee du Parfum, thenstop by Le Suquet, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and then step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antibes journey planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Antibes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Antibes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Musee du Parfum, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint-Paul de Vence and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get some cultural insight at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Matisse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup) and Menton (Basilica St. Michel & Cemetery of the Old Chateau). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, appreciate the extensive heritage of Promenade Le Corbusier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Harbor (La Darse), and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Antibes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Menton, Eze, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Villa Kerylos
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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