22 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 6 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Train to Bordeaux St Jean, Fly to Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


Paris — 6 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

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Green Bay, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Vedettes Baie de Seine (in Le Havre), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, savor the flavors at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

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Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Maison de l'Artichaut.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac) and Bergerac Wine Tours (in Eymet). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

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You can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence — 2 nights

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Remy-de-Provence: Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence, and trot along with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nice — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Remy-de-Provence in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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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.