31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Chamonix — 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Cristaux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner.

London, UK to Chamonix is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London to Chamonix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Nice — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port, Lérins Islands, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

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: Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and Chateau de Chausse (in La Croix-Valmer). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, learn about winemaking at Domaine Terres Destel, and walk around Parc Areca Jardin Botanique.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Marseille — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Six-Fours-les-Plages (La Fromagerie de Six-Fours & Ile du Gaou), Villa des Flo (in Bandol) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille vacation app.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Tour du Nord and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planning website.

You can fly from Marseille to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Maison de Jules Verne (in Amiens) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, indulge in some personalized pampering at Be Baie, and shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

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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