5 days in France Itinerary

5 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Lyon
Drive
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Ars-sur-Formans
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paray Le Monial
Drive
4
Nevers
— 1 night
Drive
5
Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Lille
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Train to Antony, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Limoges

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Lyon

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Limoges to Lyon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Lyon, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ars-sur-Formans.
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Ars-sur-Formans — 1 night

Ars-sur-Formans is a commune in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arsois or ArsoisesGeographyThe village is in the south-western part of the Ain department 33 km north of Lyon and 10 km east of Villefranche-sur-Saône in the heart of the Dombes region - known for its many lagoons. For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ars-sur-Formans vacation planner.

Drive from Lyon to Ars-sur-Formans in an hour. November in Ars-sur-Formans sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Paray Le Monial on the 11th (Thu).
Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Paray Le Monial

Paray-le-Monial is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.GeographyThe river Bourbince flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.HistoryParay existed before the monks who gave it its surname of Le Monial, for when Count Lambert of Chalon, together with his wife Adelaide and his friend Mayeul de Cluny, founded there in 973 the celebrated Benedictine priory, the borough had already been constituted, with its ædiles and communal privileges. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of Hotel de Ville and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Romay.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paray Le Monial trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ars-sur-Formans to Paray Le Monial in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nevers.
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Nevers — 1 night

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Marie and then stroll through Le Domaine de la Beue.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nevers trip planner.

Drive from Paray Le Monial to Nevers in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Paris — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pont Alexandre III, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Getting from Nevers to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lille.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Lille

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lille visit planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Lille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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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.