37 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 5 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, head off-road at eBike Chamonix, stroll through Glacier des Bossons, and explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix online trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car 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 (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and see some colorful creatures with Cap Ferrat Diving.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice vacation maker site.

Drive from Chamonix to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 6 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Plage de la Coudouliere & Var Lamas), Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet) and Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Sentier Sous Marin, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Pellegrin, get in on the family fun at Kiddy Parc, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hyeres road trip site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hyeres when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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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: Etangs de Villepey (in Saint-Aygulf), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with TakSea, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Robinson.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael day trip planning tool.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Crapahut Parc Aventure (in Belesta), Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins & Basilique Saint-Sernin) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Terre Liquide, see the winter wonderland with Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne travel route planner.

You can fly from Saint-Raphael to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in August: highs in Carcassonne hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

On the 25th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and then kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

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Fly from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in August: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip 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. In August, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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