24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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24 days in France Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Calvi, Corsica
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
5
Meribel
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
7
Marne-la-Vallee
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. Kids will enjoy Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel and American Cemetery & Memorial for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Plage de Trouville (in Trouville-sur-Mer) and Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre (in Mont-Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, and brush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, H2O Parapluies, Pegasus Memorial, Plage de Trouville
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carcassonne Medieval City and Reserve Africaine de Sigean. Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Abbaye de Soreze are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' (in Esperaza), l'Atelier des Vignerons (in Limoux) and Domaine J.Laurens (in La Digne-d'Aval). There's still lots to do: get outside with Grotte de Fontrabiouse, don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, and contemplate the long history of Abbey of Saint-Hilaire.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Fontrabiouse, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Domaine J.Laurens, Abbaye de Soreze, Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria'
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Calvi, Corsica

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral St. Jean Baptiste, get outside with Dans les Yeux de Lucie, then look for gifts at FRAGNU, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee Prive Guy Savelli. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pointe De La Revellata, head outdoors with Plage de Calvi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Punta Spano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip builder .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Calvi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carcassonne Center in December, with highs in Calvi at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Meribel.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Musee Prive Guy Savelli, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste, Dans les Yeux de Lucie, FRAGNU
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Punta Spano ©
Punta Spano
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

1
night
Meribel

Meribel ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hit the slopes at Snowdlight Ski School, hit the slopes at Moon Wild - La Piste des Animaux, then fly down the slopes at Piste des Inuits, and finally look for gifts at Farto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ecole de Ski Oxygene.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Meribel online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Calvi to Meribel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Calvi in December, with highs in Meribel at 6°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Meribel

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Oxygene
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Farto ©
Farto

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Croisette (in Cannes) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Choisy La Galerie). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

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Traveling by car from Meribel to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Meribel in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Haut de Cagnes, La Croisette
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Marne-la-Vallee

Marne-la-Vallee
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Moret-sur-Loing, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee vacation tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Marne-la-Vallee in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get slightly colder in Marne-la-Vallee: highs are around 8°C and lows about 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Eglise Notre-Dame du Raincy, Moret-sur-Loing
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Moret-sur-Loing ©
Moret-sur-Loing

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