32 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lourmarin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Bayeux is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Bayeux due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Lérins Islands), Mougins (Village de Mougins & Galerie Lifetime Gallery) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October, with highs in Nice at 70°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 4 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to St Roch's Mill (in Grimaud), La Croix-Valmer (Pause Serenite & Plage Des Brouis) and Wine Tours Provence & Riviera (in Cogolin). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole, trek along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyeres are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Port de Cassis (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marseille tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lourmarin.
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Lourmarin — 2 nights

Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 28th (Sat), view the masterpieces at 912 Arty Gallery, slough off your stress at Hammam Saint Augustin, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Albert Camus Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin, do a tasting at Le Caves du Chateau, then experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fontaine aux Trois Masques.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lourmarin online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Lourmarin in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lourmarin are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Room Escape Games (in Valence), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Gardine, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lourmarin to Avignon takes an hour. In October in Avignon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Perpignan (Castillet, Room Escape Games, &more) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), do a tasting at O'Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder site.

Getting from Carcassonne to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Carcassonne in November, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) 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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