32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Kingston
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  13 h
1
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Arromanches-les-Bains
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Cognac
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Auch City
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Toulouse
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Kingston

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique) and Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine. Visit Eglise Saint-Godard and Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc for their historical value. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre (in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux) and Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vivien, admire the landmark architecture of Bureau des Finances, and don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

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Kingston, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kingston to Rouen. When traveling from Kingston in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rouen, with highs around 8°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou

2
nights
Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind La Flamme and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Royal Engineers. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, stop by H2O Parapluies, then pause for some photo ops at Hillman Site, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Cabourg.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arromanches-les-Bains trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Arromanches-les-Bains in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Flamme, Plage de Cabourg, Hillman Site, H2O Parapluies, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944 ©
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
Hillman Site ©
Hillman Site

2
nights
Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chapelle des Marins and then snap pictures at La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hotel de Beaumont, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, and finally see the interesting displays at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Mere-Eglise journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Arromanches-les-Bains to Sainte-Mere-Eglise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Église Notre-Dame, Hotel de Beaumont, Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, La Chapelle des Marins, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Hotel de Beaumont ©
Hotel de Beaumont
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau - Tour du Coetquen and Memorial 39/45. Musee des Terre- Neuvas and Le monde du coquillage will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tour Bidouane, enjoy the sand and surf at Longchamps Beach, make a trip to La Grand' Porte, and stop by Epices Roellinger.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cognac.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Le Fort du Guesclin, Abbaye de Lehon, Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, Longchamps Beach
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
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Musee des Terre- Neuvas ©
Musee des Terre- Neuvas
Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Abbaye de Lehon ©
Abbaye de Lehon

3
nights
Cognac

Cognac ©
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at La Construction Pharaonique, Les Outils, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Leger, admire the striking features of La Maison de la Lieutenance, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac Groussin, and finally stop by Ambre Concept Store. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, then do a tasting at Pineau Cognac Roussille, then do a tasting at Earl Du Logis de la Bree, and finally examine the collection at Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cognac travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Cognac in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Cognac can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Cognac

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre, La Construction Pharaonique, Les Outils, Pineau Cognac Roussille, Earl Du Logis de la Bree, Eglise Saint Pierre
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Eglise Saint-Leger ©
Eglise Saint-Leger
Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac ©
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Paulin Ratier and Abri Pataud. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Campagne and Saint Vincent le Paluel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Forteresse de Miremont (in Mauzens-et-Miremont), St-Pierre-Toirac Church (in Saint-Pierre-Toirac) and Figeac (Place des Ecritures & Eglise Saint Sauveur). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Biere Artisanale Sarlat, appreciate the history behind Statues des Trois Oies, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie la Salamandre, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Game Historique de Sarlat - la Tour du Bourreau.

To see where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cognac to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Auch City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Figeac, Chateau de Campagne, Abri Pataud, Forteresse de Miremont, St-Pierre-Toirac Church
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Chateau de Campagne ©
Chateau de Campagne
Eglise Saint Sauveur ©
Eglise Saint Sauveur
Abri Pataud ©
Abri Pataud

3
nights
Auch City

Auch City ©
Get some historical perspective at Tresor de la Cathedrale and Chateau De Poudenas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise Saint-Orens and Domaine de Herrebouc. Get out of town with these interesting Auch City side-trips: Chapel Church Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle (in Lachapelle), Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam! (in Fleurance) and Cathedrale Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais (in Lectoure). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Jacobins, get to know the fascinating history of Allees d'Etigny, see the interesting displays at Musee du miel, and steep yourself in history at Chateau de Montaner.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Auch City route maker site .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Auch City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Auch City

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chapel Church Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle, Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam!, Chateau d'Aydie, Eglise Sainte-Quitterie UNESCO WHS, Chateau de Montaner
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Musee des Jacobins ©
Musee des Jacobins
Chateau De Poudenas ©
Chateau De Poudenas
Chateau de Montaner ©
Chateau de Montaner

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nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Saint-Raymond and Quai de la Daurade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Couvent des Jacobins and Chateau Foucaud et parc. Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Albi (Palais de la Berbie, Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, &more), Village Medieval de Lautrec (in Lautrec) and Maroquinerie Philippe Serres (in Briatexte). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Carmelites, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicolas Church.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Toulouse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Auch City to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Chateau Foucaud et parc, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Village Medieval de Lautrec, Ailes Anciennes Toulouse
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:
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Village Medieval de Lautrec ©
Village Medieval de Lautrec
Ailes Anciennes Toulouse ©
Ailes Anciennes Toulouse

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nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial House (Maison des Memoires) and Eglise des Carmes are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante and Musee Chapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Rennes-le-Chateau), Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol (in Corneilla-del-Vercol) and Eglise Saint-Paul (in Narbonne). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gimer Church, make a trip to Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, do a tasting at Chateau Auzias, and get engrossed in the history at Maison de la Chevalerie- La Cite.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne planner.

You can take a train from Toulouse to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Eglise Saint-Paul, Musee Chapy, Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol, Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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