50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

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Antibes
— 2 nights
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Cannes
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
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Apt
— 1 night
Drive
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Roussillon
— 2 nights
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Cassis
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Lascaux
— 1 night
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Villars
— 2 nights
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
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Dinan
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Saumur
— 1 night
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Chenonceaux
— 2 nights
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Chambord
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Giverny
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Calais
— 2 nights
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Antibes

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then take in the exciting artwork at Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Antibes day trip website.

London, UK to Antibes is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Antibes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Antibes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

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.
On the 7th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then wander the streets of Le Suquet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and finally make a trip to Les Murs Peints. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by 365 Fromages, make a trip to Le Monastere Fortifie, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Peyre.

Plan trip to Cannes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Saint-Tropez

— 3 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Get outdoors at Lac De Sainte Croix and Plage de Jean Blanc. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbaye du Thoronet and Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Step out of Saint-Tropez to go to Le Lavandou and see Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through La Ponche Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, make a trip to Chapelle Sainte-Anne, and go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez travel tool.

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cannes in June, you will find days in Saint-Tropez are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Apt.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Apt

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Colorado Provencal, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, and then go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Apt road trip planning app.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Apt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Roussillon.

Things to do in Apt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Roussillon

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at La Compagnie des Ocres and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Michel. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then delve into the distant past at Village des Bories, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roussillon online trip maker.

Roussillon is very close to Apt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Roussillon

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Cassis

— 2 nights
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Pastis Et Compagnie. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, then do a tasting at Clos Sainte Magdeleine, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare Cassidaigne.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cassis holiday planning website.

Getting from Roussillon to Cassis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Cassis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vallon des Auffes and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: stop by The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Toulouse

— 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jacobins, and finally go all around town with Granhota Games. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Carmelites, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, take in the exciting artwork at Hotel d'Assezat, then shop like a local with Rue Saint Rome, and finally take a stroll through Place de la Trinite.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toulouse tour website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Toulouse takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Rocamadour

— 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, contemplate the long history of Grotte Prehistorique des Merveilles, then step into the grandiose world of Remparts du Chateau, then make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, and finally browse the exhibits of Musee d'Art Sacre/Tresor Francis Poulenc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, admire the sheer force of La Cascade d'Autoire, then step into the grandiose world of Le Chateau D'Estresses, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Rocamadour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rocamadour when traveling from Toulouse in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lascaux.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Lascaux

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, pause for some serene contemplation at The Romanesque Church, then make a trip to chateau de Sauveboeuf, and finally explore the world behind art at Lascaux II.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lascaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Lascaux takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Rocamadour in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lascaux: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Villars.

Things to do in Lascaux

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Villars

— 2 nights
Villars is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. On the 25th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Puyguilhem, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Villars, then make a trip to Saint-Jean de Cole, and finally experience rural life at Ferme Andrevias. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale de Saint-Yrieix and then explore the activities along Etang de Saint-Estephe.

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You can drive from Lascaux to Villars in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lascaux in June, expect nights in Villars to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Villars

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Biarritz

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Mercado Les Halles, then kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and finally head outdoors with La Grande Plage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Mouriscot, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Biarritz sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Villars to Biarritz in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Villars in June: highs in Biarritz hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau Pape Clement and Port of the Moon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and La Fleche Saint-Michel. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, admire the landmark architecture of Église Notre-Dame, admire the local landmark of Monument aux Girondins, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary website.

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

La Rochelle

— 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Visit Plage de la Concurrence and Plage des Minimes for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle and Quartier Saint Nicolas. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle, admire the striking features of Hotel de la Bourse, enjoy the sea views from Phare du Bout du Monde, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read La Rochelle itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for a bit cooler days in La Rochelle, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Dinan.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Dinan

— 2 nights
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fort La Latte, then enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Roselier, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Les Remparts de Dinan. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, don't miss a visit to La Tour de l'Horloge, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Hunaudaye, then don't miss a visit to Porte du Jerzual, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur.

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Getting from La Rochelle to Dinan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dinan, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 7th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dinan to Mont-Saint-Michel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Saumur

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, learn about winemaking at Caves Louis de Grenelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Nantilly, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saumur, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillery Combier. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, do a tasting at Maison Frederic Mabileau, do a tasting at La Chevallerie - Gaetan BRUNEAU wines, see the interesting displays at Les Pommes Tapees, then cozy up to a beverage at Double V - Boutique et bar a vins, and finally do a tasting at Ackerman.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saumur online attractions planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saumur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saumur, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Saumur

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Chenonceaux

— 2 nights
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches, and then stop by La Balade des Fromages. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, stop by Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable, and then explore the historical opulence of chateau Montpoupon.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chenonceaux travel route planner.

Getting from Saumur to Chenonceaux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Chambord

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Domaine National de Chambord, make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint-Liphard, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beaugency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domaine du Croc du Merle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbatiale Notre-Dame, and then contemplate the long history of Tour Cesar Donjon.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chambord holiday planner.

You can drive from Chenonceaux to Chambord in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Chambord sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Paris

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Île de la Cité, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then see where the action happens at Philippe-Chatrier Court, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chambord to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Giverny

— 2 nights
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tee off at Golf des Yvelines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Mantes-la-Jolie, and then step into the grandiose world of Domaine of Villarceaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne, admire the landmark architecture of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gaillon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Giverny road trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Giverny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Giverny are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Roumare Forest, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Monumental, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rouen vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Giverny to Rouen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Calais.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Calais

— 2 nights

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame, then contemplate the long history of Tour du Guet, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais, then don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, and finally wander the streets of Place d'Armes.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Calais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Calais takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Luberon travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles

Gordes travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Sacred & Religious Sites · Scenic Walking Areas
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. The residents are known as Gordiens. The nearest big city is Avignon; smaller cities nearby include Cavaillon, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Apt.GeographyThe territory of Gordes occupies some of "Les Monts de Vaucluse", a group of mountains and hills, part in the valley of the Calavon (a local river) also called the "Luberon Valley".AccessThe main access to the village of Gordes is the departmental road D2 then the departmental road D15, coming from Cavaillon. It is from the latter road, below the Bel-Air rock, that you can observe the most famous and photographed point of view of the village.Gordes is located 38 kilometres east from Avignon and its TGV station, 75 kilometres from the Marseille Provence international airport and 87 kilometres from Marseille. The closest "gares SNCF" (normal train station) are located in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Cavaillon.Neighbouring communesNeighbouring villages are Venasque and Murs to the north, Joucas and Roussillon to the east, Goult, Saint-Pantaléon, Beaumettes and Oppède to the south and Cabrières-d'Avignon and Saumane-de-Vaucluse to the west.

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Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.