28 days in France Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 3 nights
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Argeles-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
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Cannes
— 3 nights
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 2 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 2 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
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Biarritz — 3 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne and Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Cote des Basques and Phare de Biarritz. Change things up with these side-trips from Biarritz: Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray) and Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Biarritz trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Biarritz is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Biarritz due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Argeles-sur-Mer.
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Argeles-sur-Mer — 3 nights

Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Royal de Collioure and Chateau de Queribus. Visit Château de Salses and Cathedrale St-Jean for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Argeles-sur-Mer: Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet), Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse) and Grotte des Canalettes (in Villefranche-de-Conflent). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, and make a trip to Fort Saint-Elme.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Argeles-sur-Mer trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Biarritz to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Biarritz in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Argeles-sur-Mer, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 3 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Escape the urban bustle at Gorges de l'Ardeche and Grotte de la Cocalière. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Base Canyon de la Besorgues. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: La Source Intermittente (in Vals-les-Bains), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Aubenas) and Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc and explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc itinerary site.

Getting from Argeles-sur-Mer to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cannes.
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Cannes — 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Visiting Les Gorges du Verdon and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Step out of Cannes to go to Eze and see Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, visit Le Suquet, and take a stroll through La Croisette.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cannes online itinerary builder.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 26th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, then learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer online trip builder.

You can fly from Cannes to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is slightly colder than Cannes - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 2 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, then steep yourself in history at Fort National, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon, then see some colorful creatures with Plong.Evasion, and finally don't miss a visit to Centre Historique.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo visit planner.

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Azay-le-Rideau.
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Azay-le-Rideau — 2 nights

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Langeais, explore the historical opulence of Château de l'Islette, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of La Forteresse de Montbazon and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Villandry.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Azay-le-Rideau holiday planner.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Azay-le-Rideau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Clermont-Ferrand — 2 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 1st (Tue), get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tournoel, then see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand attractions planner.

Getting from Azay-le-Rideau to Clermont-Ferrand by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bonifacio.
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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 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Bonifacio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August, you will find days in Bonifacio are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 3 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature Reserve of Scandola. Popular historic sites such as Citadelle de Calvi and Catedral St. Jean Baptiste are in your itinerary. When in Calvi, make a side trip to see Vallée du Fango in Galeria, approximately Galeria away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Village abandonné d'Occi and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Calvi day trip planner.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Calvi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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