60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Etretat
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 10 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Toulouse (Musee des Augustins & Room Escape Games), Domaine Preignes le Vieux (in Vias) and Terre Liquide (in Mons). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne tour itinerary tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Carcassonne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Carcassonne, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Carcassonne at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 6 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma), Aven Grotte Forestiere (in Orgnac-l'Aven) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, identify plant and animal life at Wine Safari, admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Scuba & Snorkeling), Cassis (Trolib & Cape Canaille) and Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's much more to do: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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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), Domaine des Beaucas (in Sainte-Maxime) and Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, take in the awesome beauty at San Peyre, trek along La Pointe de l'Aiguille, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip app.

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

Plan trip to Nice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 4 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), Parc de Loisirs de la Colmont (in Gorron) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, get a dose of the wild on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau le Rocher Portail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary website.

Fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, Mont-Saint-Michel is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online day 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. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 2 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse de Saint Valery en Caux, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Etretat travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 5 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille), Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle) and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Rouen road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 10 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 with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online travel route planner.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rouen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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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