59 days in France Itinerary

59 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 10 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 7 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 8 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Rouen
— 6 nights
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Nice — 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 7 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas & Kelys), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, let little ones run wild at Total Xscape, kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael itinerary planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Chapelle des Penitents Bleus), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Musee Granet, &more) and Trolib (in Cassis). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Domaine de Baronarques (in Saint-Polycarpe), Musee Fabre (in Montpellier) and Basilique Saint-Sernin (in Toulouse). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 7 nights

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux), Chateau Feely (in Saussignac) and Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of The Maison Forte de Reignac, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda travel route builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, Sarlat-la-Caneda is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 8 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: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Le Marais, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday builder.

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and then get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 7 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires), Deauville Beach (in Deauville City) and Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 6 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amiens (Musee de Picardie, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more), Honfleur (Vieux Bassin & Saint Catherine's Catholic Church) and Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, indulge in some personalized pampering at Be Baie, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rouen day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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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