60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive
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Val Thorens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tignes
— 3 nights
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Bus to Lyon, Fly to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dijon
— 3 nights
Train to Lyon Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, Fly to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
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Nantes
— 5 nights
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Tours
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 7 nights
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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 hidden gems such as Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Cap Martin Park (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, make a trip to Place Massena, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Bioves.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nice. In February, Nice is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc National des Calanques and Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau), Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through The Panier, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

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Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Val Thorens.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Val Thorens — 2 nights

Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the winter wonderland with Ski Cool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prosneige, and then fly down the slopes at Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through La Piste des Animaux, fly down the slopes at Mission Black Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elements Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Val Thorens trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Marseille to Val Thorens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in February, with highs in Val Thorens at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon — 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Miniature et Cinema and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Mur des Canuts.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lyon travel app.

Traveling by car from Val Thorens to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Lyon are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tignes.
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Tignes — 3 nights

Tignes is a commune in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oxygene Ski School La Plagne and Tignes Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Tignes: Reflex Ski School (in Macot-la-Plagne) and La Plagne (in La Plagne-Tarentaise). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere, relax and rejuvenate at Tignes Massage, get outside with The Development Centre - Tignes, and stroll through Skione.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tignes tour builder site.

You can drive from Lyon to Tignes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Chamonix — 4 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brevent Cable Car and Esf la Clusaz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Megeve (Aperigloo Megeve & Les Portes du Mont-Blanc) and Contamines Ski Area (in Les Contamines-Montjoie). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Houches, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, and look for gifts at Cha'Cha'Cha'.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tignes to Chamonix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Honfleur.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Bassin and Jardin des Personnalites. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Carmel De Lisieux (in Ville de Lisieux), Porte d’Aval (in Etretat) and Musee des Pecheries (in Fecamp). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Compagnie des Calvados La Cave Honfleuraise, and steep yourself in history at Lieutenance d' Honfleur.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Honfleur tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chamonix to Honfleur in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Honfleur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dijon.
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Dijon — 3 nights

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Owl's Trail and Place de la Liberation. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and take a memorable drive along Route des Grands Crus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dijon online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Dijon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee Baron Gerard. Venture out of the city with trips to U.S. Navy Monument (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Chateau des Ravalet (in Tourlaville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Dijon to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Bayeux sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 3 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage du Sillon and Parc du Thabor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Malo: Rennes (Awelys Spa Privatif & Room Escape Games) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin and make a trip to Centre Historique.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo trip maker site.

Drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nantes.
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Nantes — 5 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin des Plantes and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Spas (in Chatelaillon-Plage), Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande) and Towers of La Rochelle (in La Rochelle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Ile de Versailles, take in the pleasant sights at Pointe du Conguel, wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, and make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nantes route builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Nantes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Nantes, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.
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Tours — 5 nights

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Notre Dame la Grande and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Bourges (Cathedrale De Bourges & Palais Jacques-Coeur), Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye) and La Vallee des Singes (in Romagne). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tours tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nantes to Tours in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Tours, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee des Arts Forains and Musee des Arts et Metiers. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning app.

Getting from Tours to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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