31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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1
Reims
— 1 night
2
Beaune
— 3 nights
3
Orcieres
— 3 nights
4
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
5
Albi
— 3 nights
6
Saint-Emilion
— 3 nights
7
Amboise
— 3 nights
8
Bayeux
— 4 nights
9
Saint-Malo
— 4 nights

1
night
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon, thensee the interesting displays at Fort de la Pompelle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Porte de Mars, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, thenmake a trip to Cryptoportique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reims attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Reims is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brisbane to Reims, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Reims reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Caverne du Dragon
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Caverne du Dragon ©
Caverne du Dragon
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

3
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Dalineum, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, see the interesting displays at Maison des Climats, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine Debray, and finally do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musees du Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, thenexamine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, thenlook for gifts at Athenaeum, and finally learn about winemaking at Cave des Hospices.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beaune road trip planning site.

You can drive from Reims to Beaune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Beaune, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maison aux Mille Truffes by l'Or des Valois
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Collegiale Notre Dame ©
Collegiale Notre Dame
Maison aux Mille Truffes by l'Or des Valois ©
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©

3
nights
Orcieres

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. On the 15th (Fri), get outside with ecrins vol libre, explore the activities along Lac de Saint-Apollinaire, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queyras National Park. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, explore the historical opulence of Citadelle Vauban, and then hike along Cirque de Morgon.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orcieres journey builder website.

Getting from Beaune to Orcieres by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orcieres can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Orcieres

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Queyras National Park, Citadelle Vauban, Lac de Saint-Apollinaire, Cirque de Morgon
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Cirque de Morgon ©
Cirque de Morgon
Citadelle Vauban ©
Citadelle Vauban
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carcassonne Cathedral and La Bastide Saint Louis. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palais des Archeveques and Abbey of Saint-Hilaire. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne Center: Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria' (in Esperaza), Olonzac Market (in Olonzac) and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip app.

Getting from Orcieres to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee des Dinosaures 'Dinosauria', Le Trouve Tout Du Livre, Olonzac Market, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Palais des Archeveques
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Carcassonne Cathedral ©
Carcassonne Cathedral
Palais des Archeveques ©
Palais des Archeveques
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire

3
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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Le Quartier Du Castelviel. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau) and Castle of Montaigut (in Gissac). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont Vieux, admire the striking features of Palais de la Berbie, stop by Place du Vigan, and walk around Park Rochegude.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi travel route planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Albi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Albi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Castle of Montaigut, Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Castle of Montaigut ©
Castle of Montaigut
Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas ©
Fort de Saint-Jean d'Alcas

3
nights
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion ©
Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Shop till you drop at Artisans Createurs a St Emilion and Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue. Popular historic sites such as Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Emilion: Domaine de Malagar - Centre Francois Mauriac (in Saint-Maixant) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Albi to Saint-Emilion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Emilion can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Domaine de Malagar - Centre Francois Mauriac, Chateau Belingard, Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles
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Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion ©
Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Denis and Chateau de Loches. Let the collections at Eglise Saint-Florentin and Musee automobile MATRA capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche (in Azay-le-Ferron) and Abbaye de la Trinite (in Vendome). There's lots more to do: stroll around La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc, sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, and learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amboise holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Emilion to Amboise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Loches, Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche, Abbaye de la Trinite, Musee automobile MATRA
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Eglise Saint-Denis ©
Eglise Saint-Denis
Chateau de Loches ©
Chateau de Loches
Musee automobile MATRA ©
Musee automobile MATRA

4
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Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Baron Gerard and Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux). Popular historic sites such as Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Cimetières Militaires are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen), Basilique Notre-Dame d'Alencon (in Alencon) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees (in Sees). There's much more to do: take in the history at Maisy Battery, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Militar Jerusalem De La Commonwealth.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online travel route planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hotel de Beaumont, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Cimetières Militaires, Eglise Saint-Pierre
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Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Maisy Battery ©
Maisy Battery
Musee Baron Gerard ©
Musee Baron Gerard

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de la Comtesse and Plage de Bon-Secours. Explore Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Cathedrale Saint-Etienne (in Saint-Brieuc) and Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres (in Fougeres). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Musee Jacques Cartier, get engrossed in the history at Etoile du Roy, look for gifts at Epices Roellinger, and get great views at Cabane Vauban.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo driving holiday website.

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, Plage de la Comtesse
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Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres ©
Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres

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