46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Paris — 7 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris due to the time zone difference. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice — 6 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Lérins Islands). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Nice reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

Saint-Raphael — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Centre Thetys Pegomas (in Pegomas), Sainte-Maxime (Galerie Regard & Kelys) and Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, stroll through Base Nature Francois Leotard, and trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip 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 a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hyeres.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Louis (in Le Lavandou), Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, stroll through Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, and soak in style at Pause Serenite.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres tour builder site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Port de Cassis (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & La Calanque de Figuerolles) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, stroll through Chateau d'If, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Avignon — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avignon road trip planning app.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

Carcassonne — 5 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: Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins & Basilique Saint-Sernin). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Carcassonne in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then ride a horse along Poney Club de Combourg.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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.