15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Province of La Rioja
Fly:  31 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Albi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Province of La Rioja

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

Province of La Rioja, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Province of La Rioja to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux vacation builder.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Airborne Museum, German War Cemetery, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, thenstroll through Sentier des douaniers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile de Batz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec day trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Bayeux in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ile de Batz, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Campagne, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and finally make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip site.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Commarque, Chateau de Beynac, Chateau de Campagne, The Maison Forte de Reignac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac

1
night
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rocamadour driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Rocamadour in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Rocamadour are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally take in the views from Pont Vieux.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Albi road trip site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Albi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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