35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly
7
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Nice — 5 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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip site.

Doha, Qatar to Nice is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Nice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Doha in May: high temperatures in Nice hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, then explore and take pictures at Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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 Bayeux's surroundings by going to Honfleur (Vieux Bassin & Saint Catherine's Catholic Church), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Etretat.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Etretat — 2 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip tool.

Drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Etretat are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel.

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You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

Carcassonne — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Escape Game S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Musee des Augustins). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Marseille — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Trolib (in Cassis), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Saint-Raphael — 5 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 Issambres (Thalasso Spa Les Issambres & Eco Gliss), San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and see some colorful creatures with Club de Plongee d'Agay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael journey builder website.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

France travel guide

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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.