16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
Train
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Reims
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dijon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaune
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Paris — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat), stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Paris. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Reims.
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Reims — 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, do a tasting at Nomad Wine, then do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, then do a tasting at Mercier, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue de Champagne.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reims attractions planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, Reims is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amboise.
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Amboise — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise online day trip planner.

You can drive from Reims to Amboise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dijon.
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Dijon — 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, trek along Owl's Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, and finally make a trip to Place de la Liberation.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dijon road trip planning website.

Drive from Amboise to Dijon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chinon.
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Chinon — 2 nights

On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, then appreciate the history behind Place Jeanne d'Arc, and finally explore the historical opulence of Forteresse royale de Chinon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, then step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chinon online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dijon to Chinon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Beaune.
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Beaune — 2 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Le Cassissium, learn about winemaking at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Rochepot, then do a tasting at Chateau de Pommard, and finally stop by Marche aux Vins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then do a tasting at Patriarche Pere & Fils, and finally examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Beaune sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chinon to Beaune takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Beaune are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux — 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to The Water Mirror, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Beaune to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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