16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Montpellier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uzes
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
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Lacoste
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanary-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 4 nights
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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 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux travel route builder site.

San Antonio, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get cooler in Bayeux: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Montpellier.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Montpellier — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and then do a tasting at Domaine Preignes le Vieux.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Montpellier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July, things will get a bit warmer in Montpellier: highs are around 85°F and lows about 67°F. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Uzes.
Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
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Uzes — 1 night

Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Artisanale Meduz, then make a trip to Pont du Gard, then do a tasting at La Gramiere - Wine Truck, and finally see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Uzes trip planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Uzes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Uzes can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
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Avignon — 1 night

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 22nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, then learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally do a tasting at Domain du Banneret.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Avignon tour website.

You can drive from Uzes to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lacoste.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Lacoste — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): shop like a local with SCAD Lacoste and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Lourmarin.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lacoste trip builder website.

Getting from Avignon to Lacoste by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sanary-sur-Mer.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Sanary-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Sanary-sur-Mer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It is located in coastal Provence on the Mediterranean Sea 13km from Toulon and 49km from Marseille. On the 24th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes and then surround yourself with nature on Trolib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with Decouverte du Vivant, then relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, and then make a trip to Collegiale Saint Pierre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sanary-sur-Mer trip planner.

Getting from Lacoste to Sanary-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Sanary-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Tourrettes-sur-Loup — 2 nights

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and then take some stellar pictures from Baou de la Gaude. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Riviera Nature, then sample the tasty concoctions at Colgan's Brewery, and then get a new perspective on things with Riviera fly-fishing.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tourrettes-sur-Loup trip planner.

You can drive from Sanary-sur-Mer to Tourrettes-sur-Loup in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Paris — 4 nights

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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Paris route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tourrettes-sur-Loup to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Tourrettes-sur-Loup in July, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

France travel guide

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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.