60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Roanne City
— 2 nights
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Grenoble
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 15 nights
Drive
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Montpellier
— 7 nights
Drive
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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Bordeaux
— 8 nights
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Paris
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Roanne City — 2 nights

Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. Roanne City is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to La Tour Saint Maurice, look for gifts at Les Halles Diderot, take in the waterfront activity at Port de Plaisance, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Roanne City day trip site.

Paris to Roanne City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. April in Roanne City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grenoble.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Grenoble — 7 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: Val Thorens (Prosneige & Ski Cool), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, fly down the slopes at La Grave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grenoble travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Roanne City to Grenoble in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 12:

Marseille — 15 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Le Suquet, &more), La Tour de l’Horloge (in Salon-de-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and wander the streets of The Panier.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Grenoble to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Marseille is a bit warmer than Grenoble - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 7 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aven Grotte Forestiere (in Orgnac-l'Aven), Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, tee off at R-Golf International, appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, and wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

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You can drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 4:

Toulouse — 8 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Carcassonne Center (La Maison Hantee, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Lourdes (Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, Grotte de Massabielle, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg, steep yourself in history at Church of Les Jacobins, and get curious at Cite de l'espace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Toulouse are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 12:

Bordeaux — 8 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Rocher de la Vierge (in Biarritz), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet, Chateau Cantenac, &more) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife
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Find places to stay May 12 — 20:

Paris — 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more), Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip website.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 20 — Jun 1:

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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