60 days in France, Huercal-Overa & Stoke-on-Trent Itinerary

60 days in France, Huercal-Overa & Stoke-on-Trent Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
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Saint-Emilion, France
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 8 nights
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Lanslebourg Mont Cenis, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 9 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Huercal-Overa, Spain
— 2 nights
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
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Paris, France — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online day trip planner.

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. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 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: La Compagnie des Terroirs (in Caen), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, soak away your stress at O Voyage des Sens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation planning site.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Emilion.
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Saint-Emilion, France — 7 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Spa Voyage des Sens (in Margaux) and Chateau Angludet (in Cantenac). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, awaken your taste buds at Chateau Bernateau, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint-Emilion day trip planning website.

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Emilion by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: high temperatures in Saint-Emilion hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 8 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.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Theatre du Capitole (in Toulouse), Escape Game S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Montpellier (Cathedrale St. Pierre & Turkish Baths). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at Mas Gabriel, indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne visit planner.

You can drive from Saint-Emilion to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lanslebourg Mont Cenis.
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Lanslebourg Mont Cenis, France — 1 night

On the 30th (Fri), test your team's savvy at Escape Games United - Val Cenis and then relax and rejuvenate at Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Lanslebourg Mont Cenis in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Carcassonne in April: highs in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Golf d'Opio Valbonne (in Opio), Cannes (La Croisette, Casino Les Princes Cannes, &more) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker site.

You can drive from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis to Nice in 5 hours. Traveling from Lanslebourg Mont Cenis in April, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Tastes of Provence - Tours (in Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Villa des Flo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foret de Roustagnon, glide through the air with Marseille Parapente, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille journey maker site.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huercal-Overa.
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Huercal-Overa, Spain — 2 nights

Huércal-Overa is a village and a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, located near the border with the province of Murcia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Iglesia Parroquial, then play a few rounds at Aguilon Golf, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Fortaleza Arabe. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Azul de la Semana Santa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Huercal-Overa trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Huercal-Overa by car takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Huercal-Overa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stoke-on-Trent.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom — 13 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Banks's Park Brewery (in Wolverhampton), Spas (in Stafford) and Marston's Brewery Tour (in Burton upon Trent). On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Peak Walking Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stoke-on-Trent road trip planning site.

You can drive from Huercal-Overa to Stoke-on-Trent in 24 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Huercal-Overa in May; daily highs in Stoke-on-Trent reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train 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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