35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Chamonix
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Hyeres
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Avignon
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights

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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Parc Le Bournat (in Le Bugue) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, Head underground at Lascaux Caves 4, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Commarque, and don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda attractions planning website.

Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 4 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.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, stroll through Glacier des Bossons, and explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix online travel planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet), Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: visit Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by car from Chamonix to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. August in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres), Marines de Cogolin (in Cogolin) and Sainte-Maxime (Zipline, Plage de la Nartelle, &more). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, get outside with Jets'Cool, explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael tour planner.

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more), La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez) and Eglise Saint-Michel (in Grimaud). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, head outdoors with MF Kite, kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and stroll through Plage Notre Dame.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hyeres sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas), Escale Aventure (in Saint-Montan) and Base Canyon de la Besorgues (in Labastide-sur-Besorgues). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, surround yourself with nature on Trolib, visit Cours Mirabeau, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Avignon to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in September: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 5 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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris driving holiday website.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel 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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