29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + train:  21​h 45​min
1
Colmar
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Carlux
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Alboussiere
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Uzes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Arvieux
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Colmar

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Vins Schoenheitz. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg, hike along Circuit des Cascades de Tendon, then take in the dramatic scenery at Saut du Bouchot, then examine the collection at Musee du Textile des Vosges, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau Saint Leon.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar online itinerary planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Colmar is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Colmar, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Colmar when traveling from Indianapolis in July, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carlux.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg, Musee du Textile des Vosges, Cascade du Hohwald, Circuit des Cascades de Tendon, Chateau Saint Leon
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Domaine Paul Blanck ©
Domaine Paul Blanck
Vins Schoenheitz ©
Vins Schoenheitz
Musee du Textile des Vosges ©
Musee du Textile des Vosges

6
nights
Carlux

Carlux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.PopulationThe village of Carlux has a centrally located 'bourg' that dates back to the 12th century, which is currently in the process of repair/restoration, and many other clearly historically and/or architecturally interesting buildings.As of June 2013, it has a bakery, a butcher/caterer and a grocery store, plus three restaurants . Kids will enjoy La Sente aux Cochons and Cenac Perigord Loisirs. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cave of Domme. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carlux: Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques), Cascades de Murel (in Albussac) and Musee Murat (in Labastide-Murat). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Les Tours de Merle, examine the collection at Maison du Piage, tee off at Souillac Golf Course, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carlux online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Carlux takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Carlux are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Carlux

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carennac, Grolejac, Domme, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Maison du Piage
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Chateau de Lacypierre ©
Chateau de Lacypierre
Les Tours de Merle ©
Les Tours de Merle

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon, head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, and then steep yourself in history at Musee du Petit Palais. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Domaine de Beaurenard, then gain interesting insight with Forteresse de Mornas, and then find something for the whole family at Le Parc Alexis Gruss.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Avignon online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Carlux to Avignon takes 5 hours. Traveling from Carlux in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Avignon: highs are around 88°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alboussiere.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Forteresse de Mornas, Le Parc Alexis Gruss, Les Gorges Du Toulourenc, Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon
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Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Les Gorges Du Toulourenc ©
Les Gorges Du Toulourenc

6
nights
Alboussiere

Alboussiere ©
Alboussière is a commune in the Ardèche department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alboussiérois or AlboussiéroisesAdministrationList of Successive Mayors(Not all data is known)DemographyIn 2009 the commune had 938 inhabitants. Let the collections at Chateau Musee de Desaignes and Musee Pierre Vigne capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village de caractere de Boucieu le Roi and Saint Francois Régis. Explore Alboussiere's surroundings by going to Ecole du Vent (in Saint-Clement), Le Cheylard (Chateau de Rochebonne & Arche des Metiers) and Espace Joseph Besset - Musee du charronnage au car (in Vanosc). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at A La Bosse des Anes, enjoy some diversion at Les Truites d'Andaure, admire the striking features of Basilique de Lalouvesc, and stop by Cave Marcon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alboussiere tour site .

Drive from Avignon to Alboussiere in 2 hours. July in Alboussiere sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Uzes.

Things to do in Alboussiere

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Boucieu-le-Roi, Le Cheylard, Lamastre, Lalouvesc, Grotte de Neron
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Grotte de Neron ©
Grotte de Neron
Chateau Musee de Desaignes ©
Chateau Musee de Desaignes
A La Bosse des Anes ©
A La Bosse des Anes

3
nights
Uzes

Uzes ©
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Museum-lovers will get to explore Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande and Musee 1900. Bring the kids along to La Grotte de Trabuc and Bureau des moniteurs du gard. Venture out of the city with trips to Coste Longuiere (in Lezan), Domaine Alain Dumarcher (in Gras) and Grotte de Saint Marcel (in Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Madeleine, don't miss a visit to Place Saint Louis, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Carbonniere, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin médiéval.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uzes driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Alboussiere to Uzes in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arvieux.

Things to do in Uzes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Saint-Remeze, La Grotte de Trabuc, Grotte de Saint Marcel, L'Arene des Bieres
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La Grotte de Trabuc ©
La Grotte de Trabuc
Musee 1900 ©
Musee 1900
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons

2
nights
Arvieux

Arvieux ©
Arvieux is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of south-eastern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arvidants or Arvidantes. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Musee du Soum, get curious at La Maison du Soleil de Saint-Veran, and then head outdoors with Quey'raft. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Le Pont du Chatelet, explore the striking landscape at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arvieux road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Uzes to Arvieux in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Arvieux are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Arvieux

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Veran, Quey'raft, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers, Le refuge Tuckett
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Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers ©
Plan d'Eau d'Eygliers
La Maison du Soleil de Saint-Veran ©
Le Pont du Chatelet ©
Le Pont du Chatelet

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois and National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Beauvais Cathedral and La Tour Cesar are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chartres (La Maison Picassiette, Chapelle Saint Eman, & more), Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Plan d'Eau du Canada (in Beauvais). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee Camille Claudel, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Grande Guerre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Moret-sur-Loing, and take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement.

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You can drive from Arvieux to Paris in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chartres, Beauvais, Musee de la Grande Guerre, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, Moret-sur-Loing
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Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Beauvais Cathedral ©
Beauvais Cathedral

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