31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
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Nice
— 6 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stop by Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, and take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rouen day trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, explore and take pictures at Omaha Beach, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux journey maker app.

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambert, explore the different attractions at Ferme Terroir de Lol, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, expect nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 4 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Room Escape Games (in Toulouse) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Zipline (in Sainte-Maxime), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Grimaud (Port Grimaud & Plage de Guerrevieille). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Robinson.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Carcassonne to Saint-Raphael by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, stroll through Castel Plage, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 26.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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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