33 days in France Itinerary

33 days in France Itinerary

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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage
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Montreuil-sur-Mer
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Saint-Omer
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Bergues
— 2 nights
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Bergues
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Cassel
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Amiens
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Gerberoy
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Chantilly City
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Pierrefonds
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Reims
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Chateau-Thierry
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Hautvillers
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Parfondeval
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Parfondeval
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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage — 1 night

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Ephemere and then steep yourself in history at Fort de la Creche.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage trip itinerary builder app.

Bournemouth, UK to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage. August in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreuil-sur-Mer.
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Montreuil-sur-Mer — 4 nights

Montreuil or Montreuil-sur-Mer is a sub-prefecture in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Get some cultural insight at The Citadel and Abbaye de Valloires. Step off the beaten path and head to Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu and Musee de l'Abeille. Step out of Montreuil-sur-Mer with an excursion to Les Jardins de Sericourt in Sericourt--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at La Cave du Perle, appreciate the history behind Statue Equestre De Douglas Haig, identify plant and animal life at Dune de l'Authie, and admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Saulve.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montreuil-sur-Mer trip maker site.

Montreuil-sur-Mer is very close to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage. In August, daily temperatures in Montreuil-sur-Mer can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Omer.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Saint-Omer — 2 nights

Saint-Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department is the starting point for the canals radiating out from the river Aa with a diverse population.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maison du Marais, then contemplate the long history of La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Sandelin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Tudor.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Omer travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Montreuil-sur-Mer to Saint-Omer takes an hour. In August in Saint-Omer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bergues.
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Bergues — 2 nights

Bergues is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It is situated 9km to the south of Dunkirk and 15km from the Belgian border. On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Les Remparts de Bergues, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Esquelbecq, and then look for gifts at Brasserie Thiriez. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de Zuydcoote and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dune Dewulf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergues online day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Omer to Bergues in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bergues are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Bergues.
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Bergues — 2 nights

On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand, then examine the collection at Ecomusee du Bommelaers Wall, and then get some fabulous bargains at La Dunkerquoise. On your second day here, stroll around Parc du chateau de Nieppe and then admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville.

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Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cassel.
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Cassel — 3 nights

Cassel is a commune in the Nord départment in northern France. Visit Le Moulin Deschodt and La Kreule Military Cemetery for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jardin du Mont des Recollets and Maison de la Bataille de la Peene. Change things up with these side-trips from Cassel: Institut Grain de Beaute (in Merville) and Conservatoire botanique national de Bailleul (in Bailleul). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Steenmeulen, enjoy breathtaking views from Beffroi de Bailleul, and stroll around Parc Marguerite Yourcenar.

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Cassel is just a short distance from Bergues. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amiens.
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Amiens — 2 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique Notre-Dame de Brebieres and Veloroute Vallee de Somme. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fricourt British Cemetery and Cimetiere de la Madeleine. Step out of Amiens with an excursion to Pozieres Memorial in Pozieres--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Horloge Dewailly et Marie-sans-chemise, admire the natural beauty at Barques des hortillonnages, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Golf Club du Grand Amiens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amiens trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cassel to Amiens takes 2.5 hours. September in Amiens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gerberoy.
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Gerberoy — 1 night

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gerberoy route builder website.

Getting from Amiens to Gerberoy by car takes about an hour. In September in Gerberoy, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Chantilly City.
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Chantilly City — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise saint Samson, and then make a trip to Chateau de Montataire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Le Comptoir des Jeux, relax and rejuvenate at Les Pauses Bien Etre, and then get outside with Maison de la Pierre du Sud de l'Oise.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chantilly City day trip tool.

You can drive from Gerberoy to Chantilly City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pierrefonds.
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Pierrefonds — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prieure de Longpre and then explore the fascinating underground world of Soissonnais caves. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Berzy-le-Sec, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pierrefonds road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chantilly City to Pierrefonds in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Pierrefonds, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reims.
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Reims — 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Automobile Reims-Champagne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Foujita, and then learn about winemaking at Champagne Cuillier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, awaken your taste buds at Champagne Lallement Massonnot, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reims planning site.

Drive from Pierrefonds to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Reims are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chateau-Thierry.
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Chateau-Thierry — 2 nights

Château-Thierry is a French commune situated in the department of the Aisne, in the administrative region of Hauts-de-France and in the historic Province of Champagne.The origin of the name of the town is unknown. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Riomet, then take a memorable tour with Spa Sensations, and then make a trip to Le Silo U1. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Champagne Pierre Laurent, then do a tasting at Champagne Gioria Latizeau, and then learn about winemaking at Champagne Belin.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chateau-Thierry trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Reims to Chateau-Thierry by car takes about an hour. September in Chateau-Thierry sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hautvillers.
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Hautvillers — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): do a tasting at Champagne Gabriel Boutet, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Alain SUISSE, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Lallier, and finally savor the flavors at Le Sentier Du Vigneron. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Champagne Bouquet, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Leboeuf, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Jean-Philippe Bosser, and finally do a tasting at Champagne DAGONET et Fils.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hautvillers itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chateau-Thierry to Hautvillers in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hautvillers can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Parfondeval.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Parfondeval — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Medard de Parfondeval.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Parfondeval day trip planner.

Drive from Hautvillers to Parfondeval in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Parfondeval sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Parfondeval.
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Parfondeval — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Plomion and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin de Jeantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Eglise Saint-Laurent de Rozoy.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Parfondeval travel itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.
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Saint-Valery-sur-Somme — 2 nights

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department. On the 20th (Tue), get outside with Vaa en Baie, get outside with Le Parc Salomon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Phare du Hourdel, explore the ancient world of Briga - Site Archeologique du Bois l'Abbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame et Saint-Laurent, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Bois de Cise.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Valery-sur-Somme online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Parfondeval to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Parfondeval in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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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