12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Avignon
— 2 nights
2
Montpellier
— 5 nights
3
Perpignan
— 4 nights

2
nights
Avignon

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenexamine the collection at Musee Granet, thentake a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Place Crillon, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, get a new perspective on nature at Musee Requien, steep yourself in history at Palais du Roure, thenadmire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, and finally make a trip to Les Eclaireurs Sculpteurs Africains.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Avignon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Avignon is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Avignon

Museums Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Rocher des Doms ©
Rocher des Doms

5
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathedrale St-Just, Porte du Peyrou, Via Domitia of Narbonne, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Domaine de Beaurenard (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier travel planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Montpellier, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Narbonne, Avignon, Les Baux de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

4
nights
Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Collioure (Tumba De Antonio Machado & Quartier du Moure), Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan) and Peyriac-de-Mer (Chateau Fabre Cordon & Etang Du Doul Et De La Saline). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale St-Jean, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Les Caves Maillol, and take some stellar pictures from Castillet.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perpignan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Perpignan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Collioure, Argeles-sur-Mer, Gruissan, Peyriac-de-Mer, Reserve Africaine de Sigean
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Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean
Castillet ©
Castillet
Spas

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