60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 7 nights
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Chamonix
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 7 nights
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Nice
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Paris — 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.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (L'Orangerie, Cathedrale Saint Louis, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stop by Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

La Romana, Dominican Republic to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from La Romana to Paris is 5 hours. In August, Paris is little chillier than La Romana - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 2 nights

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer online route planner.

You can drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Colleville-sur-Mer are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to La Grande Rue, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, examine the collection at Musee Christian Dior, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at L'Ecume des Falaises.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 7 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Lascaux Caves 4 and Manoir de Gisson will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Bridoire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Chateau de Monbazillac (in Monbazillac), Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux) and Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, admire the masterpieces at Lascaux II, and steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac.

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You can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 6 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palais de l'Ile and Musee Alpin. Step out of the city life by going to Aiguille du Midi and Lake Annecy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pont des Amours (in Annecy), Les Gorges du Fier (in Lovagny) and Ville Ancienne (in Chambery). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, and fly down the slopes at Brevent Cable Car.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix day trip planning app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Chamonix in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Avignon.
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Avignon — 7 nights

City of Popes

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Haribo Museum (in Uzes), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Avignon online tour planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chateau d'If and Parc National des Calanques. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. Venture out of the city with trips to Cassis (Saint Michel Church & Calanque de Port-Miou), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Musee Granet, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Panier, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, and admire the striking features of Elise Saint-Theodore.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 7 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get some cultural insight at Notre Dame de Consolation and Vieille Ville. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Cavaliere. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Tropez (Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, St. Tropez Harbor, &more), Plage Notre Dame (in Porquerolles Island) and Grimaud (Eglise Saint-Michel & Chateau de Grimaud). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Almanarre, stroll through Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres tour planning tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 7 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Appreciate the collections at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Memorial des Guerres en Indochine. Escape the urban bustle at TakSea and Calanque de Maubois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas, Port de Sainte-Maxime, &more), Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon) and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste (in Grimaud). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baumette, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael road trip planning tool.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 8 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.
Get outdoors at Castel Plage and Sentier du Vinaigrier. Old Town and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Cannes (Marche Gambetta & Le Suquet) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Saint-Raphael in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) 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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