8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip maker

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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rennes
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rouen
— 1 night
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Paris

— 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Lome, Togo to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lome to Paris is 1 hour. While traveling from Lome, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rennes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Rennes

— 1 night
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Parc Hamelin Oberthur, slough off your stress at Awelys Spa Privatif, then get your game on at Escape Yourself Rennes, and finally walk around Parc du Thabor.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Rennes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Rennes

Baths · Spas · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 8th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by car from Rennes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

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Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Rouen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.