16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 3 nights
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights


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.
Family-friendly places like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rocamadour.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Rocamadour — 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and then steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rocamadour trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Rocamadour in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vieux Sarlat and Chateau des Milandes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Chateau de Castelnaud. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier), Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix) and Les Grottes de Maxange (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Commarque, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda travel planner.

Getting from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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La Rochelle — 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kids will enjoy Vieux Port and Towers of La Rochelle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Grand Defi and Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle. Take a break from La Rochelle with a short trip to Phare des Baleines in Saint Clement des Baleines, about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle road trip planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, then stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio trip planner.

You can fly from La Rochelle to Bonifacio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, you will find days in Bonifacio are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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France travel guide

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.