60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 11 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Rouen
— 6 nights
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Paris
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 6 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 Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Front, expand your horizons at Chateau Feely, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app.

Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Carcassonne — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy & Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile), Mas du Novi (in Montagnac) and Musee Fabre (in Montpellier). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, Head underground at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine, and do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 13:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Trolib (in Cassis), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and cruise along Route des Cretes.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Saint-Raphael — 6 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Plage de Guerrevieille (in Grimaud) and Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu (in Cogolin). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, get outside with Eco Gliss, cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, and identify plant and animal life at Club de Plongee d'Agay.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Nice — 11 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: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Marche Forville, &more), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). There's much more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nice vacation planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 4:

Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie (in Saint-Jean-le-Thomas) and Parc de Loisirs de la Colmont (in Gorron). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, take in the local highlights with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in August; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Bayeux — 7 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 14:

Rouen — 6 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Amiens (Musee de Picardie, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, &more) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 28:

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.