9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
La Roque-Gageac
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bergerac City
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Saint-Emilion
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Hartford

2
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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Hartford, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to La Roque-Gageac.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
La Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac ©
La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France.Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association. On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with Canoe Dordogne, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, then walk around Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Roque-Gageac trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Paris to La Roque-Gageac takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. April in La Roque-Gageac sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in La Roque-Gageac

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chateau de Castelnaud
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Canoe Dordogne ©
Canoe Dordogne
Jardin Exotique ©
Jardin Exotique

1
night
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and then contemplate the long history of Abri du Poisson.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planning tool .

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is just a short distance from La Roque-Gageac. April in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau des Milandes, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Abri du Poisson ©
Abri du Poisson

1
night
Bergerac City

Bergerac City ©
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. On the 24th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Chateau Lestevenie, learn about winemaking at Chateau Lardy, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Belingard, and finally take a stroll through Place de la Myrpe.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergerac City trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Bergerac City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Bergerac City, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau Lardy, Chateau Belingard, Chateau Lestevenie
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Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie
Chateau Lardy ©
Chateau Lardy
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard

1
night
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion ©
Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
On the 25th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, do a tasting at Chateau Carteau Cotes Daugay, learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, then learn about winemaking at Château Franc-Laporte, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Emilion itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bergerac City to Saint-Emilion in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries

Side Trip

Château Franc-Laporte
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Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot ©
Chateau Beau-Sejour-Becot
Château Franc-Laporte ©
Château Franc-Laporte

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower and then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Saint-Emilion to Bordeaux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

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