7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France sightseeing planner
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Reims
— 1 night
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Auxerre
— 2 nights
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Orleans
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Le Chatellier
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
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Champrepus
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Amiens
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Reims — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques, learn about winemaking at Nomad Wine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Foujita, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reims trip itinerary planner.

Grimbergen, Belgium to Reims is an approximately 3-hour car ride. July in Reims sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auxerre.
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Historic Sites · Wineries
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Auxerre — 2 nights

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Clotilde Davenne, do a tasting at Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, then Head underground at Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parc des Iles. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee Saint-Germain, then examine the collection at Salle Eckmuhl, then do a tasting at Domaine PL & JF Bersan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint Eusèbe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Auxerre trip planner.

You can drive from Reims to Auxerre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Auxerre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Orleans.
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Wineries · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Orleans

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orleans tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Auxerre to Orleans in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Orleans, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Le Chatellier on the 20th (Wed).
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Le Chatellier — 1 night

Le Châtellier is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Le Châtellier are called Castellérois or Castellégiens in French.HorticultureThe Botanical garden of Upper Brittany is located in Le Châtellier. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau le Rocher Portail and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Le Chatellier road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Le Chatellier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Grand Degre, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Tour de L'Arcade, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Chatellier to Mont-Saint-Michel takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Champrepus.
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Champrepus — 1 night

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Champrepus trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Champrepus in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Champrepus can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee national de l'Education, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen route planner.

Getting from Champrepus to Rouen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Amiens.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Amiens

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, and then take a stroll through St-Leu.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amiens trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Amiens in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Amiens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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France travel guide

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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.
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