29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
Train
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Le Mans City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nantes
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 4 nights
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Paris — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris planner.

Madrid, Spain to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Le Mans City.
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Le Mans City — 2 nights

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
On the 7th (Fri), bet on your favorite at Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Fleche, take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Le Mans City itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Paris to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Le Mans City, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 4 nights

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.
Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Le Moulin de Moidrey (in Pontorson), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, and make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caen travel route builder website.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Caen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Le Mans City in April, expect nights in Caen to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nantes.
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Nantes — 4 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses), Centre Historique de Vannes (in Vannes) and Chateau d'Angers (in Angers). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Nantes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rue Sur-les-Murs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare Rouge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nantes to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 2 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, then take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and then browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 4 nights

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), Cité de Carcassonne, &more), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac). Fill the 23rd (Sun) with science at Cite de l'espace. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and make a trip to Le Capitole.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Toulouse day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 4 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montpellier: Marseille (Le Vieux Port & The Panier), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre, and explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Montpellier are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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