15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Le Havre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Epernay
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Le Havre.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Le Havre — 3 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Explore Le Havre's surroundings by going to Bayeux (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux & Cave Cidricole Lecornu) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Jardins d'Etretat). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Flots, admire the striking features of Bibliotheque Oscar Niemeyer, admire the masterpieces at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Le Havre holiday website.

Getting from Paris to Le Havre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Le Havre, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Amboise.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Amboise — 3 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amboise itinerary planning website.

Getting from Le Havre to Amboise by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Epernay.
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Epernay — 2 nights

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Mercier, learn about winemaking at Champagne De Castellane, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Champagne Collard-Picard, do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue de Champagne, then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon, and finally look for gifts at Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Epernay trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Epernay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October in Epernay, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Paris

City of Light

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Epernay to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train.
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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.
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