34 days in France Itinerary

34 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Deauville City
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Nantes
— 3 nights
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Toulouse
— 4 nights
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Montpellier
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 8 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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris day trip site.

Erbil, Iraq to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Paris is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Erbil in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then stop by Fayencerie Augy, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel route planner.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Deauville City.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Deauville City — 1 night

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, kick back and relax at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade Marcel Proust.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Deauville City day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Deauville City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the history at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach of Genets and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nantes.
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Nantes — 3 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Relax by the water at Plage de la Source and Plage des Sablons. Take a break from the city and head to Golf de l'Ile d'Or and Plage de Pen Bron. Step out of Nantes to go to Pornic and see Plage de la Birochere, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, stop by Guerlais Chocolatier,, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip builder app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nantes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March in Nantes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Toulouse.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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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.
Get outdoors at Mount Perdu and Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee De L'ecole and Musee des Augustins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (Cité de Carcassonne, Chateau Comtal, &more), Aquensis (in Bagneres-de-Bigorre) and Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix (in Lourdes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins and examine the collection at Musee Georges Labit.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip maker tool.

Getting from Nantes to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Montpellier — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Safari Souterrain Speleo and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Get a sense of the local culture at Bertrand Bosc and Domaine de Villeneuve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles (in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montpellier online journey planner.

Drive from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get outdoors at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de La Fossette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo (in Roussillon). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Villa des Flo, kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Renecros, and hike along Foret de Roustagnon.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille travel planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:

Nice — 8 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.
Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Lérins Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes) and Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins). There's much more to do: trek along Massif du Tanneron, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, kick back and relax at Plage de la Mariniere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

4.3
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.