15 days in France Itinerary

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Le Havre
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Beauvais
— 1 night
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Coupvray
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 1 night
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Orleans
— 1 night
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Blois
— 1 night
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Bourgueil
— 1 night
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Le Mans City
— 1 night
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Domfront
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Le Havre — 1 night

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Flots, then stroll around Parc de Rouelles, and then get great views at Panorama Mont-Joli.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Le Havre road trip planner.

Portsmouth, UK to Le Havre is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, make a trip to Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville, explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education, then don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Le Havre to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beauvais.
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Beauvais — 1 night

Beauvais archaic English: Beawayes, Beeway, Boway, is a city and commune in northern France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Ambiances & Deco, see the interesting displays at Train a Vapeur du Beauvaisis, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, get engrossed in the history at Moulin-Musee de la Brosserie, then make a trip to Rue 27 Juin, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beauvais tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Beauvais takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Beauvais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coupvray.
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Coupvray — 2 nights

On the 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Silhouette Et Bien Etre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Etienne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Notre Dame de Jouarre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fondation Jean Dubuffet, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude, then experience rural life at Parc Hihan, and finally stroll around Accrocamp Paris Jablines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coupvray trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Beauvais to Coupvray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, see Off-Road Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Palais Royal, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Palais Royal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey planner.

Drive from Coupvray to Paris in an hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Orleans.
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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee Memorial des enfants du Vel d'Hiv, stroll around Parc Louis Pasteur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratoire Carolingien de Germigny-des-Pres, then don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Fleury, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse de Saint Paterne. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue Equestre Jeanne d'Arc, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Aignan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bords du Loiret, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Orleans sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Blois.
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Blois — 1 night

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villesavin, take in the views from Pont Jacques-Gabriel, make a trip to Maison de l'Acrobate, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escalier Denis Papin, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Simples et des Fleurs Royales.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blois road trip planner.

You can drive from Orleans to Blois in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bourgueil.
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Bourgueil — 1 night

Bourgueil is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.Bourgueil wineBourgueil is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Loire Valley region, and produces primarily red wine from the grape variety Cabernet Franc. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Olivier, learn about winemaking at Domaine de la Chopiniere du Roy, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Estelle et Rodolphe Cognard, then learn about winemaking at Maison Audebert Et Fils, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Bourgueil.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bourgueil trip planning tool.

You can drive from Blois to Bourgueil in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bourgueil are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Mans City.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee de Tesse, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then get engrossed in the history at Carre Plantagenet, and finally delve into the distant past at Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Mans City trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Bourgueil to Le Mans City in 1.5 hours. September in Le Mans City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Domfront.
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Domfront — 1 night

On the 27th (Wed), walk around Parc Regional Basse Normandie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chateau De La Biere, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Grande Cascade, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la ceramique.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Domfront route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to Domfront takes 2 hours. September in Domfront sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Tour Boucle, don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, get great views at Cabane Vauban, make a trip to Pointe du Roc, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at L'Ecume des Falaises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, take in the views from Le Vieux Pont de Ducey, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Domfront to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 30th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Sensations Littoral.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo day trip app.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel 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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