8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  1 h
1
Giverny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fresnes
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
3
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Amboise
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Nantes
— 1 night
End: Nantes

2
nights
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 10th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gaillon, get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny trip itinerary maker site .

Paris to Giverny is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. In July in Giverny, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fresnes.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Gaillon, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chateau de Gaillon ©
Chateau de Gaillon

1
day
Fresnes

Fresnes ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then don't miss a visit to Maison de Chateaubriand, and then get your game on at Playmobil FunPark.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresnes trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Giverny to Fresnes in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fresnes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Fresnes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chatenay-Malabry
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Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Maison de Chateaubriand ©
Maison de Chateaubriand
Playmobil FunPark ©
Playmobil FunPark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Paris is just a stone's throw from Fresnes. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eglise Saint-Florentin, admire the natural beauty at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amboise day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, then get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Voie Verte Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes tour builder .

You can take a train from Amboise to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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