10 days in Folkestone & France Itinerary

10 days in Folkestone & France Itinerary

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
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Saumur, France
— 5 nights
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Le Mans City, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Folkestone, United Kingdom — 1 night

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Folkestone road trip planning site.

Glasgow to Folkestone is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glasgow in June since evenings lows in Folkestone dip to 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.
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Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Folkestone to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Folkestone to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Saumur.
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Saumur, France — 5 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Wine Tours & Tastings. Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale and Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saumur: Chateau du Petit Thouars (in Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne) and Musee Rabelais (in Seuilly). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Ackerman, examine the collection at Musee de la Cavalerie, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saumur trip itinerary app.

Fly from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage to Saumur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Le Touquet – Paris-Plage in June: highs in Saumur hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Le Mans City on the 1st (Fri).
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Le Mans City, France — 2 nights

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 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Nuit des Chimeres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Carre Plantagenet, delve into the distant past at Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, and then examine the collection at Musee de Tesse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Le Mans City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Le Mans City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris travel planning tool.

Getting from Le Mans City to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) 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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Pays de la Loire travel guide

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With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, Pays de la Loire is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region while discovering its secrets, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.
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