25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Strasbourg
— 2 nights
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Gordes
— 2 nights
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Arles
— 2 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 2 nights
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Albi
— 2 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Saumur
— 3 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
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Reims
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Strasbourg

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 24th (Mon), do a tasting at Jean Wach, learn about winemaking at Domaine Armand Gilg, learn about winemaking at Domaine Schneider, don't miss a visit to The Belfry, then steep yourself in history at Cimetiere Israelite, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Boehler.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary maker site.

Berlin, Germany to Strasbourg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Lyon

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges and Les Grottes de La Balme. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique d'Ars and Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Flecheres (in Fareins), Tournus (Les Vignerons de Mancey & Hotel Dieu-Musee Greuze) and Maison d’Izieu (in Izieu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brancion, see the interesting displays at Musee Urbain Tony Garnier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nizier, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gordes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Gordes

— 2 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 28th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Chateau Mont-Redon, do a tasting at Chateau Fortia, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Beaurenard, then do a tasting at Chateau La Nerthe, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Domaine de Durban, do a tasting at Domaine le Clos des Cazaux, learn about winemaking at Arnoux et Fils Vignerons, savor the flavors at Caveau du Vacqueyras, then learn about winemaking at Le Clos de Caveau, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine des Bernardins.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gordes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Gordes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gordes: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Gordes

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Arles

— 2 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal, ride a horse along Bergerie D'alivon, get outside with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then explore by horseback at L'Ecurie de l'Auberge Cavaliere du Pont des Bannes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Presbytère des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Camargue Alpilles Safaris, steep yourself in history at Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Vincent, then delve into the distant past at Les Antiques, and finally experience rural life at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles journey planner.

You can drive from Gordes to Arles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Arles

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 2 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): Head underground at Chauvet Cave, Head underground at Aven Grotte Forestiere, then head outdoors with Base Nautique du Pont d'Arc, and finally look for gifts at Nougaterie du Pont d'Arc. On the next day, get outside with Alain Bateaux, explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, and finally get outside with Cirque des Gens.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc travel route builder website.

You can drive from Arles to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Albi

— 2 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medieval de Lautrec, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de l'Assomption, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Corneille, explore the world behind art at Musee Charles Portal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche, and finally see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Park Rochegude, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, steep yourself in history at Palais de la Berbie, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then do a tasting at Clos Rocailleux, and finally examine the collection at inVINcible VIGNEron.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Albi tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Albi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Albi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Le Jardin de Planbuisson, make a trip to Cloitre de Cadouin, examine the collection at Moulin de la Rouzique, make a trip to Place des Cornieres, Monpazier, then contemplate the long history of Habitations Troglodytiques, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Canoe Dordogne, stroll around Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Cougnac, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. June in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Saumur

— 3 nights

Pearl of Anjou

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee de la Cavalerie and Troglodytes & Sarcophages. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau du Petit Thouars and Les Pommes Tapees. Get out of town with these interesting Saumur side-trips: Cave de la Dive Bouteille (in Bourgueil), Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil (La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines, Cave Nathalie et David Drusse, &more) and Le Puy-Notre-Dame (Domaine de La Paleine & Domaine du Clos Saint Maur). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel, learn about winemaking at Maison Frederic Mabileau, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Targe.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saumur online journey planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Saumur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in June, you will find days in Saumur are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saumur

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Perros-Guirec

— 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Clarte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Guirec, get great views at Plage du Coz-Pors, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Greve Blanche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Menhir de Saint Uzec.

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Traveling by car from Saumur to Perros-Guirec takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saumur in June, plan for little chillier days in Perros-Guirec, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglise Saint-Leonard and Panorama Mont-Joli. Take a break from the city and head to La Plage and Les Chevaux de Marolles (Normandie). Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet (in Ville de Lisieux), Manoir De Grandouet (in Cambremer) and Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cimetiere Marin, steep yourself in history at Lieutenance d' Honfleur, make a trip to Greniers a sel de Honfleur, and get engrossed in the history at Musee du Vieux Honfleur.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Honfleur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Reims

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tee off at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes, learn about winemaking at Champagne Bochet-Lemoine, do a tasting at Champagne Fernand Lemaire, do a tasting at Champagne Joseph Desruets, then learn about winemaking at Champagne DAGONET et Fils, and finally learn about winemaking at Champagne Michel Bahuchet Pere et Fils. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Champagne Paul Dethune, do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Canard-Duchene, then do a tasting at Champagne J. DUMANGIN Fils, and finally indulge your senses at Champagne Gardet.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reims trip planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Reims takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Honfleur in June: highs in Reims hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Baths · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.