15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Figeac
— 2 nights
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Padirac
— 2 nights
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Perpignan
— 3 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Besancon
— 4 nights
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Lyon
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Figeac — 2 nights

Figeac is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Maison de la Photo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Sauveur, steep yourself in history at Commanderie des Templiers, and then examine the collection at Musee Champollion.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Figeac trip maker website.

Basel, Switzerland to Figeac is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Figeac can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Padirac.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Padirac — 2 nights

On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, admire the sheer force of La Cascade d'Autoire, and then head outdoors with Saint-Cere Equitation. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Les Grottes de Presque, then delve into the distant past at Ville de Martel, and then meet the residents at Reptiland.

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Drive from Figeac to Padirac in an hour. When traveling from Figeac in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Padirac, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Perpignan — 3 nights

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Room Escape Games and Castillet. Explore Perpignan's surroundings by going to Argeles-sur-Mer (Zipline & DROP IN Water Jump Parc), Aquajump 66 (in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Ceret). There's much more to do: walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, get a new perspective on things with Navivoile, take in the exciting artwork at ESAT Les Micocouliers, and find something for the whole family at Canyoning Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perpignan online trip planner.

You can drive from Padirac to Perpignan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Perpignan when traveling from Padirac in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 3 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Bring the kids along to Base Canyon de la Besorgues and Escale Aventure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas) and Parc naturel regional des Monts d'Ardeche (in Jaujac). There's much more to do: Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, examine the collection at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, and get engrossed in the history at Le Museum de l’Ardeche.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip planning site.

Getting from Perpignan to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Besancon.
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Besancon — 4 nights

Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Citadel of Besançon and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Vaire-le-Grand, don't miss a visit to Horloge Astronomique De la Cathedrale, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Besancon online trip builder.

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Besancon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in June, with highs in Besancon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lyon.
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Lyon — 1 day

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lyon online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Besancon to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.

Ardeche travel guide

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Caves · Canyons · Kayaking & Canoeing