46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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46 days in France Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
3
Hyeres
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cannes
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Menton
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Vars
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Alexandria

6
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 appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Alexandria, USA to Paris is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Alexandria to Paris is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in March; daily highs in Paris reach 53°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get outdoors at Plage de Vauville and Pointe D'Agon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Omaha Beach and Plages de Houlgate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll through Plage de Barneville., kick back and relax at Baie d'Ecalgrain, and get outside with Norman'Air.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Pegasus Memorial, Pointe D'Agon, German War Cemetery Marigny, La Roche d'Oetre
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Plage de Vauville
Plage de Vauville

6
nights
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. Get outdoors at Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens and Sentier Jean Francois Jube. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Port Grimaud Beach. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie & Ecuries d'Entrecolles), Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou) and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Sentier Botanique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole, and get outside with Sentier sous marin.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Hyeres in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in March, expect Hyeres to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Saint-Tropez, Le Lavandou, Cogolin, Bandol
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

6
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and The Orange Tree Galerie. Visit Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon), Baou de la Gaude (in Gattieres) and Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, take in the exciting artwork at Pierini Verre contemporain, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Gabel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cannes trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cannes are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, The Orange Tree Galerie, VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

6
nights
Menton

Menton
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit La Madone d'Utelle and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Menton: St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, Plage de Passable, &more), Eglise (in Villefranche-sur-Mer) and Aet Nature (in Breil-sur-Roya). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Promenade du Soleil, cruise along Tete de Chien, see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Sacre Coeur.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Menton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Menton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Vars.

Things to do in Menton

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cap d'Ail, Utelle, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Ruines de Rocca Sparviera
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Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

7
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Step out of the city life by going to Pure and L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure. Change things up with these side-trips from Vars: Esf (in Arvieux), The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier (in Reotier) and Azak Mushing (in Abries).

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vars online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Menton to Vars in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Menton in April since evenings lows in Vars dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Vars

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Reallon, Orcieres, Cirque de Morgon, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure
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Cascade de la Pisse ©
Cascade de la Pisse
Cirque de Morgon ©
Cirque de Morgon
Ski Orcieres Merlette ©
Ski Orcieres Merlette

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Visiting Calanques and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis), Le Glof (in Ollieres) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Abbaye Saint Victor). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, visit Cours Mirabeau, learn about winemaking at Chateau Calissanne, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence journey planner.

Getting from Vars to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Aix-en-Provence when traveling from Vars in April, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Chateau Calissanne, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Palais des Papes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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