46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Versailles
— 4 nights
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Ville de Lisieux
— 4 nights
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Nantes
— 4 nights
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Chambord
— 2 nights
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Nevers
— 1 night
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Arcachon
— 2 nights
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Lourdes
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Nimes
— 1 night
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Arles
— 4 nights
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Apt
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Paris
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Versailles

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Versailles: Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, admire the natural beauty at Le Potager du Roi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, and walk around Le Jardin de Versailles.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles tour planning app.

Paris to Versailles is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0
Chartres Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Chartres Cathedral
4.7

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Ville de Lisieux

Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ville de Lisieux: Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe), Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise) and Deauville City (Deauville Beach & Casino Barriere de Deauville). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Calvados Boulard, contemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, and get your game on at Laser Impact Lisieux.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ville de Lisieux journey site.

You can drive from Versailles to Ville de Lisieux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Vieux Port) and Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, don't miss a visit to Le lieu unique, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nantes online tour builder.

You can drive from Ville de Lisieux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nantes sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Specialty Museum
Les Machines de L'ile
4.3

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Chambord

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, and then contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay and then get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chambord day trip app.

Drive from Nantes to Chambord in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Chambord sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nevers.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Nevers

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, then don't miss a visit to Espace Bernadette, and then walk around Parc Floral d'Apremont.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nevers road trip planning website.

Getting from Chambord to Nevers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Nevers are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Arcachon.

Things to do in Nevers

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Espace Bernadette ©
Landmark
Espace Bernadette
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Arcachon

A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes, take a leisurely stroll along Jetée Thiers, then stroll around Parc Mauresque, then steep yourself in history at La ville d'Hiver, and finally get great views at Observatoire Sainte-Cecile. On the next day, make a trip to La Grande Dune du Pilat and then get outside with Arcajet Marine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arcachon online route planner.

You can take a train from Nevers to Arcachon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May in Arcachon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Arcachon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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La Grande Dune du Pilat
Geologic Formation
La Grande Dune du Pilat
4.8
La ville d'Hiver ©
Historic Site
La ville d'Hiver
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Lourdes

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, explore the galleries of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception., pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then explore the galleries of Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette.

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You can drive from Arcachon to Lourdes in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Lourdes sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Toulouse (Room Escape Games, Cite de l'espace, &more) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
World heritage site
Cité de Carcassonne
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
World heritage site
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
4.8
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.8

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Nimes

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Toril d'Artistes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, then explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nimes road trip planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Nimes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Nimes sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
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Toril d'Artistes ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Toril d'Artistes
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Arles

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Les Baux de Provence (Musee des Santons & Chateau des Baux de Provence), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, &more) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, kick back and relax at Plage du Cavaou, and delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arles online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Arles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Apt.

Things to do in Arles

Side Trips

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Apt

Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apt: L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market (in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, look for gifts at Il Etait Une Flamme, stop by Vieille Ville de Gordes, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Apt day trip app.

You can drive from Arles to Apt in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Apt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Hiking Trail
Le Sentier des Ocres
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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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac (in Orgnac-l'Aven), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, and pause for some photo ops at La Nef solaire.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Apt to Avignon in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes
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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, stop by Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
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Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
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