4 days in France Itinerary
4 days in France Itinerary
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Wed, Jul 13 - Sat, Jul 16
Rennes — 2 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll around Parc du Thabor.
To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rennes online sightseeing planner.
Dieppe to Rennes is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rennes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 1 night
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.On the 15th (Fri), meet the residents at Grand Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin.
To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo road trip website.
Getting from Rennes to Saint-Malo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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France travel guide
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.