7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Marseille
— 2 nights


Bayeux — 3 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 Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Remains Mulberry Harbour. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise to see Airborne Museum about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

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Calgary, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in April, Bayeux is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, and then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bayeux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.
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Side Trip
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Marseille — 2 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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and then steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marseille driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Marseille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Marseille sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.