16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Villandry
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Villandry
— 1 night
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Amboise
— 1 night
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Montresor
— 1 night
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Chenonceaux
— 1 night
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Cheverny
— 1 day
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Vezelay
— 1 night
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Montbard
— 1 night
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Dijon
— 1 night
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Bazoches
— 1 night
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Auxerre
— 2 nights
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Senlis
— 1 day
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Chantilly City
— 1 night
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Villandry — 1 night

Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Villandry trip itinerary builder tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Villandry is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Villandry due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Villandry hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.
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Amboise — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 14th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then find something for the whole family at Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amboise vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Villandry to Amboise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montresor.
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Montresor — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Montresor, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Loches, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Collegiate Church of St John the Baptist, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay.

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Drive from Amboise to Montresor in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Montresor can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Chenonceaux.
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Chenonceaux — 1 night

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with La Magnanerie.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chenonceaux trip planner.

Chenonceaux is just a short distance from Montresor. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Cheverny.
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Cheverny — 1 day

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. On the 17th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then step into the grandiose world of Park and Chateau de Beauregard.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cheverny online road trip planner.

You can drive from Chenonceaux to Cheverny in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chenonceaux in September, Cheverny is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vezelay.
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Vezelay — 1 night

Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. On the 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, then examine the collection at Musee Zervos, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, and finally make a trip to musee du costume Avallon.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vezelay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cheverny to Vezelay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Vezelay sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Montbard.
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Montbard — 1 night

Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, don't miss a visit to Grande forge de Buffon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc de l'Auxois.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Montbard trip builder website.

You can drive from Vezelay to Montbard in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Montbard are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Dijon.
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Dijon — 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, trek along Owl's Trail, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dijon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montbard to Dijon takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bazoches.
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Bazoches — 1 night

On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges de Narvau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bazoches, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Hilaire.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bazoches trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dijon to Bazoches takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Auxerre.
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Auxerre — 2 nights

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre and then make a trip to Vieille Ville.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Auxerre trip app.

Drive from Bazoches to Auxerre in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Auxerre can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Senlis.
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Senlis — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Abbaye de Chaalis, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Senlis, and then steep yourself in history at Le Cachot.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Senlis trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Auxerre to Senlis takes 2.5 hours. In September in Senlis, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chantilly City.
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Chantilly City — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at The Living Museum of the Horse, then admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, then identify plant and animal life at Le Potager des Princes, and finally browse the exhibits of Pavillon de Manse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chantilly City tour itinerary planner.

Chantilly City is just a short distance from Senlis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chantilly City to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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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