39 days in France Itinerary

39 days in France Itinerary

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Reims
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 7 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights

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Reims

Reims ©

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais du Tau and Basilique Saint-Remi. You'll explore and learn at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Champagne Henry de Vaugency. Venture out of the city with trips to Champagne Gioria Latizeau (in Saulchery), Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille (in Brasles) and Epernay (Champagne DOMI & Moet et Chandon). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Champagne Alfred Tritant, look for gifts at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, and savor the flavors at Henri CHAUVET Wine Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reims trip planner.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Reims is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Addis Ababa in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reims: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

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Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Winery / Vineyard
Champagne DOMI
4.9
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
4.7
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World heritage site
Palais du Tau
4.1

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Reims to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

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Arc de Triomphe
4.6
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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Battlefield
Omaha Beach
4.7

5
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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 Cité de Carcassonne and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at O'Vineyards and Chateaux de Lastours. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy (in Albi), Toulouse (Musee des Augustins & Basilique Saint-Sernin) and Spas (in Balma). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
4.5
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World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
4.8

5
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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Calvet. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Arles (Abbaye de Montmajour, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, &more), Nimes (La Maison Carree & Musee des Beaux-Arts) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

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Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Granet and The Panier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Cassis (Peche. Calanques. Com & Trolib) and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (in Marseille). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Avignon in December, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de la Clapiere and Chartreuse de la Verne. Let the collections at Confiserie Azureenne and La Maison du Cygne capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Pause Serenite (in La Croix-Valmer), Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste (in Grimaud) and Paroisse de Ramatuelle (in Ramatuelle). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre Du Brusc, and stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres planning tool.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

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Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Dune La Londe
4.9
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Historic Site
Chartreuse de la Verne
4.6

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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Le Suquet. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and examine the collection at Palais Lascaris.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip maker.

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Nice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Vieille Ville
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6
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Neighborhood
La Croisette
3.9

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