18 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 1 night
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Giverny
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Etretat
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Honfleur
— 1 night
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Caen
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Angers
— 1 night
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Amboise
— 4 nights
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Paris
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Paris — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Giverny.
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Giverny

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Giverny trip site.

Drive from Paris to Giverny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), Rue Eau de Robec, Cote Sainte-Catherine, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine and then admire the striking features of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, then explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), and finally make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Giverny to Rouen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Falaises d'Etretat.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat attractions planner.

Drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Etretat, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 1 night

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You've added Panorama Mont-Joli, Vieux Bassin, Greniers a sel de Honfleur, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, then steep yourself in history at Greniers a sel de Honfleur, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, and finally view the masterpieces at Artiane Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip planner.

Drive from Etretat to Honfleur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Caen.
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Caen

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Caen tour planning website.

You can drive from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Caen sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You've added Pointe du Hoc, Utah Beach, Airborne Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, then examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre, and finally head outdoors with Sword Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Angers.
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Angers — 1 night

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
On the 5th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, then make a trip to La Tapisserie De L'Apocalypse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Chapel Gallery, and finally look for gifts at La Maison des Artisans.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Angers online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Angers in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amboise.
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Amboise — 4 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Villandry, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau Royal de Blois. Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Chambord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Conservatoire de la Confiserie. Take a break from Amboise with a short trip to Chateau de Cheverny in Cheverny, about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amboise trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Angers to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Amboise are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

Your day by day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum as well as Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. See some other sides of Paris: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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You can take a train from Amboise to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).
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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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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

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Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.
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