12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Sarlat-la-Caneda
1
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Villars
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
4
Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Sarlat-la-Caneda

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Let the collections at Chateau des Milandes and Lascaux IV capture your imagination. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Bourdeilles for their historical value. When in Sarlat-la-Caneda, make a side trip to see Chateau L'Eveques in Chateau-l'Eveque, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, examine the collection at Manoir de Gisson, and explore and take pictures at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda day trip app .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Limoges Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Villars.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Lascaux IV, Chateau de Bourdeilles, Le Chateau de Fenelon, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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Villars

Villars ©
On the 28th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puyguilhem, make a trip to Saint jean de cole, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dordogne River.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Villars trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Villars takes 2 hours. In June in Villars, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Villars

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint jean de cole, Dordogne River
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Dordogne River ©
Dordogne River
Chateau de Puyguilhem ©
Chateau de Puyguilhem
Saint jean de cole ©
Saint jean de cole

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Bordeaux

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Andre Cathedral and Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin and don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Villars to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. In June in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Reignac
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Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa Arnaga and Basque Museum (Musee Basque). Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Vincent-Diacre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: trek along Sentier du Littoral, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, kick back and relax at Grande Plage, and stroll through La Cote des Basques.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint-Jean-de-Luz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Biarritz, Hendaye, Basque Museum (Musee Basque), Chapelle Sainte Madeleine, Villa Arnaga
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Chapelle Sainte Madeleine ©
Chapelle Sainte Madeleine