60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cannes
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Menton
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
La Croix-Valmer
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Train:  6 h
6
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Rouen
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Versailles
— 6 nights
Train:  15 min
9
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

7
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Corton and Plage du Capelan. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and La Route du Sel will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Distillerie A. Blachere & Domaine de Beaurenard). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence online itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Aix-en-Provence, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in June, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bandol, Cassis, Gordes, Marseille, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lérins Islands and Plage de Guerrevieille. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Get out of town with these interesting Cannes side-trips: Nice (Musée Marc Chagall, Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice, &more), Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to La Croisette, take a stroll through Le Suquet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Escalet, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cannes itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cannes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nice, Saint-Tropez, Biot, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

7
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.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Basilica St. Michel for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Palmes Beach and Plage de Passable. Get out of town with these interesting Menton side-trips: La cité médiévale (in Eze), Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle) and Coaraze (Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste & Ruines de Rocca Sparviera). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, admire the masterpieces at La Maison du Portal, see the interesting displays at Musee Lou Ferouil, and hike along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Menton online route planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Menton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Menton sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Coaraze, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Utelle
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

5
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Gigaro and Le Cap Lardier. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Croix-Valmer: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Collobrieres (Confiserie Azureenne & Chartreuse de la Verne). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage du Debarquement, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Barrage de la Verne, stroll through Plage de Vergeron, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer day trip planner.

You can drive from Menton to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. While traveling from Menton, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in La Croix-Valmer, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Collobrieres, Grimaud, Plage des Marines, Le Barrage de la Verne
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

7
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Castelnaud and Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne. You'll explore and learn at Musee du Chai de Lardimalie and Papeterie de Vaux. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Forteresse de Miremont (in Mauzens-et-Miremont), Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac) and Chateau de Campagne (in Campagne). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, do a tasting at Chateau Belingard, savor the flavors at Chateau de Monbazillac, and contemplate the long history of Forges de Savignac-Ledrier.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Croix-Valmer to Sarlat-la-Caneda. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perigueux, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Campagne, Monbazillac, Chateau de Hautefort
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard

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.
Visiting Omaha Beach and Le Havre de Portbail will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at La Maison du Biscuit and Maison Lebrec. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plages de Houlgate.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July: highs in Bayeux hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Domfront, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Moulin a Vent du Cotentin, Pegasus Memorial
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

7
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Let the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee des Pecheries capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon). There's much more to do: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Dieppe, Amiens, Abbaye de Jumieges, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

6
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Grand Canal. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des impressionnismes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Versailles: Musee de Mecanique Naturelle (in Giverny), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Eglise Sainte-Madeleine (in Verneuil-sur-Avre). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, steep yourself in history at Temple de l'Amour, and stroll around Parc de Versailles.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rouen to Versailles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rouen in July, you will find days in Versailles are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Giverny, Le Bois des Aigles, Eglise Sainte-Madeleine, Chateau de Chambord
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Versailles. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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