47 days in France Itinerary

47 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 6 nights
2
Rouen
— 6 nights
3
Bayeux
— 6 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
5
Orcieres
— 5 nights
6
Vars
— 5 nights
7
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
8
Nice
— 8 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage Du Tilleul and La Plage. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Chemin des Sources Bleues (in Vieux-Port), Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's still lots to do: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Bois des Aigles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Du Taillis, and wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rouen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Plage-Baignade Yport, Le Bois des Aigles, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Falaises d'Etretat
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Plage-Baignade Yport
Plage-Baignade Yport
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Omaha Beach and Plage de Benerville sur Mer. Visiting Deauville Beach and Plages de Houlgate will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Plage de Vauville (in Vauville), Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville) and Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, get a new perspective on things with Hague a Part, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Collignon, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Vauville, Dunes d'Hattainville, Plage de Benerville sur Mer, Baie d'Ecalgrain, Omaha Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Get outdoors at Pointe D'Agon and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime (in Regneville-sur-Mer), Musee du poire (in Barenton) and Plage, Agon-Coutainville (in Agon-Coutainville). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, steep yourself in history at Cabane Vauban, don't miss a visit to Parc des Forges de Varenne, and identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. In January in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Orcieres.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agon-Coutainville, Genets, Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime, Musee du poire, Chateau de Domfront
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

5
nights
Orcieres

Orcieres ©
Orcières is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. Take a break from the city and head to Station de Ski Reallon and Esf Chabanon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orcieres: Stations Village du Pays de la Meije (in La Grave), Mushing Addict (in Puy-Saint-Vincent) and Maison du Mulet (in Seyne les Alpes). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ski Orcieres Merlette, have fun at Complexe de Loisirs Et de Detente de la Grande Ourse, get a dose of the wild on Parc National des Ecrins, and stroll through Winter Parc.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orcieres trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Orcieres in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in January; daily highs in Orcieres reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vars.

Things to do in Orcieres

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Parc National des Ecrins, Esf Chabanon, Stations Village du Pays de la Meije, Station de St Jean Montclar, Domaine de Charance
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Station de Ski Reallon ©
Station de Ski Reallon
Stations Village du Pays de la Meije ©
Stations Village du Pays de la Meije
Esf Chabanon ©
Esf Chabanon

5
nights
Vars

Vars ©
Step out of the city life by going to Pure and Saint Dalmas Le Selvage. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Gallery and Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real. Change things up with these side-trips from Vars: ESF Val d'Allos - La Foux d'Allos (in Allos), Pra Loup (in Pra Loup) and ESI Les Orres (in Les Orres). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vars road trip planning tool.

Drive from Orcieres to Vars in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vars can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Vars

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

ESF Val d'Allos - La Foux d'Allos, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, Pra Loup, The Gallery, Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Saint Dalmas Le Selvage ©
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche ©
Domaine skiable Risoul - La Foret Blanche
Vars la Foret Blanche ©
Vars la Foret Blanche

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Chateau Des Garcinieres and Eglise St Michel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Pampelonne and Grande Plage du Lavandou. Venture out of the city with trips to Hyeres (La Route du Sel & Plage de l'Almanarre), Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Frejus (Base Nature Francois Leotard & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux, and stroll through La Ponche Beach.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Saint-Tropez holiday builder site.

You can drive from Vars to Saint-Tropez in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vars in January: high temperatures in Saint-Tropez hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Le Lavandou, Frejus, Pointe des Sardinaux, Eglise St Michel
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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La Route du Sel ©
La Route du Sel
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

8
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Relax by the water at Blue Beach and Castel Plage. Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Plage Mace, &more), Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins) and La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and kick back and relax at Palmes Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Saint-Tropez in January, with lows around °C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, La Madone d'Utelle
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 31:
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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