26 days in France Itinerary

26 days in France Itinerary

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1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Arles
— 3 nights
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
4
Azay-le-Rideau
— 2 nights
5
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
6
Bayeux
— 4 nights
7
Paris
— 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Sylvabelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Heraclee Beach (in La Croix-Valmer) and La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Paul de Vence, Plage de Jean Blanc, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, La Ponche Beach
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Carrieres des Lumieres will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Salin d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, kick back and relax at Plage du Cavaou, delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arles online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Nice to Arles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Arles hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Les Baux de Provence, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Plage du Cavaou, Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

3
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Attractions like Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Commarque make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Beynac and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Explore Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil's surroundings by going to Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac and stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arles to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Arles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Beynac, Chateau de Bridoire, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Le Regourdou
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Bonaguil ©
Chateau de Bonaguil
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

2
nights
Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villandry, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, thencontemplate the long history of La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, and then step into the grandiose world of La Forteresse de Montbazon.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Azay-le-Rideau online tour planner.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Azay-le-Rideau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in July: highs in Azay-le-Rideau hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Forteresse de Montbazon, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Villandry
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
La Forteresse de Montbazon ©
La Forteresse de Montbazon
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentier des douaniers and Avel Char. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Plage du Sillon. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Plevenon (Cap Fréhel & Fort La Latte). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint-Malo road trip planner.

Drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Azay-le-Rideau in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Malo: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Plevenon, Perros-Guirec, Chateau de Fougeres, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Avel Char
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

4
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 Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Colleville-sur-Mer, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pegasus Memorial
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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