48 days in France Itinerary

48 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 7 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Perros-Guirec
— 5 nights
4
Bordeaux
— 6 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
6
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 7 nights
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
8
Nice
— 7 nights

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to The Hall of Mirrors (in Versailles), Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Cambodia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hall of Mirrors, Saint-Maurice Church, Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee Secq des Tournelles. Get some cultural insight at Rue du Gros-Horloge and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen. Take a break from Rouen with a short trip to Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Godard, steep yourself in history at Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Rouen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre

5
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des douaniers and Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapelle St Guirec and 'Eglise de Saint Jacques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perros-Guirec: Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau (in Guimiliau), Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse (in Pleyben) and Chapelle Sainte-Marie-du-Menez-Hom (in Plomodiern). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trestraou, trek along Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Rouen to Perros-Guirec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec, Ilot Sainte-Anne, Plage de la Comtesse, Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau, Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

6
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tour Pey-Berland and Chateau Pape Clement. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Cantenac and Musee d'Aquitaine. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau Beaurang (in Saint-Emilion), Fort Vauban (in Fouras) and Plage de Chatelaillon (in Chatelaillon-Plage). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux itinerary builder website.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bordeaux by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perros-Guirec in April: highs in Bordeaux hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Fort Vauban, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Chateau Paloumey, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Comtal and La Bastide Saint Louis. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathar Castles and Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante. When in Carcassonne, make a side trip to see Abbaye de Soreze in Soreze, approximately Soreze away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, and take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip maker website.

Drive from Bordeaux to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Abbaye de Soreze
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

7
nights
Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ©
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vignobles Mayard and Chateau Bizard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur (in Grignan), Le ron des fades village miniature (in Dompnac) and Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle (in Montjoyer). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Orange Cathedral, do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Saou, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pape Jean XXII.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chateauneuf-du-Pape journey site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Chateauneuf-du-Pape in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orange, Vacqueyras, Grignan, Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales, Foret de Saou
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle
Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales ©
Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales

7
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau La Coste en Provence and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer), Collobrieres (Confiserie Azureenne & Chartreuse de la Verne) and Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Collobrieres, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine
Find places to stay May 4 — 11:
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Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike and Musée Marc Chagall. Get in touch with nature at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and Parc du Mont Boron. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice holiday planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May: highs in Nice hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Promenade Le Corbusier, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, Eglise de Biot
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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