15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
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Train
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Aignan
— 2 nights
Fly

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Paris — 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Avignon.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Avignon — 1 night

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Nice — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Promenade des Anglais. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Musee Picasso, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Old Town, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Sarlat-la-Caneda — 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Bugue (Aquarium du Perigord Noir & Parc Le Bournat), Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). There's still lots to do: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, examine the collection at Lascaux Caves 4, explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II, and make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nice to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in April since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Aignan.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Saint-Aignan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooParc de Beauval. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Aignan day trip tool.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Aignan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Saint-Aignan can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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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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