8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Rouen
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Le Mans City
— 1 night
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Saint-Nazaire
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Le Beffroi, make a trip to Jardin de Valentine HUGO, and then take a leisurely stroll along Quai Gambetta.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulogne-sur-Mer travel planner.

Wallasey, UK to Boulogne-sur-Mer is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wallasey to Boulogne-sur-Mer. In September, daytime highs in Boulogne-sur-Mer are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Rouen on the 18th (Sun).
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Historic Sites
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Boulogne-sur-Mer in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Rouen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Le Mans City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Le Mans City — 1 night

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Le Mans City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Le Mans City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Nazaire.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Saint-Nazaire — 2 nights

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint-Nazaire online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to Saint-Nazaire takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Nazaire to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Historic Sites
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage De Boulogne Sur Mer, observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa, then take an in-depth tour of Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame, then trek along Promenade des Remparts, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Ephemere.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boulogne-sur-Mer day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
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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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