16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  2​h
1
Goussainville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Chantilly City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Melun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Auxerre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Treigny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Noyers-sur-Serein
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Ancy-le-Franc
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Montbard
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Alise-Sainte-Reine
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Dijon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Beaune
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Autun
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Cormatin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
Paray Le Monial
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Oingt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
16
Curbigny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Theize
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
Bourg-en-Bresse
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
19
Perouges
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
20
Lyon
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Vienna

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Goussainville

Goussainville
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goussainville day trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to Goussainville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in Goussainville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Chantilly.

Things to do in Goussainville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Chantilly City

Chantilly City
Chateau de Chantilly has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chantilly trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Goussainville to Chantilly takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Chantilly are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melun.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

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Melun

Melun ©
Melun is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. You've now added Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melun trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Chantilly to Melun in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Auxerre.

Things to do in Melun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Auxerre

Auxerre ©
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, St. Peter's Church, The Clock Tower, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint Eusèbe, then take in panoramic vistas at The Clock Tower, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre.

Plan trip to Auxerre with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Melun to Auxerre in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Treigny.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites
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Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre ©
Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre ©
Église Saint Eusèbe ©
Église Saint Eusèbe

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Treigny

Treigny
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Treigny visit planner .

Getting from Auxerre to Treigny by car takes about an hour. In August in Treigny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vezelay.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noyers-sur-Serein trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Vezelay to Noyers-sur-Serein takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Noyers-sur-Serein are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bazoches.

Things to do in Noyers-sur-Serein

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Ancy-le-Franc

Ancy-le-Franc
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ancy-le-Franc trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bazoches to Ancy-le-Franc by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Ancy-le-Franc sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Alise-Sainte-Reine.

Things to do in Ancy-le-Franc

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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Montbard

Montbard
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montbard road trip planning website .

Montbard is very close to Ancy-le-Franc. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Alise-Sainte-Reine.

Things to do in Montbard

Museums

Side Trip

Musee Municipal
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Alise-Sainte-Reine

Alise-Sainte-Reine
Alise-Sainte-Reine is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alisiens or Alisiennes.EtymologyBecause of its identification with Alesia the origin of the name of Alise-Sainte-Reine has been the subject of numerous studies. For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alise-Sainte-Reine trip planner .

You can drive from Bazoches to Alise-Sainte-Reine in 1.5 hours. August in Alise-Sainte-Reine sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Dijon on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Alise-Sainte-Reine

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Dijon

Dijon ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon and Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ducal Palace and Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne. Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux (in Saint-Nicolas-les-Citeaux) and Besancon (Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon & Musee du Temps). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Owl's Trail, and examine the collection at Musee Rude.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Dijon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alise-Sainte-Reine to Dijon takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Besancon, Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux
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Palace of the Dukes ©
Palace of the Dukes
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon

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Beaune

Beaune ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Corton-C, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, then do a tasting at Bouchard Pere & Fils, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Bader-Mimeur.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beaune trip itinerary planning website .

Beaune is just a short distance from Dijon. In August, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Autun.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, Domaine Bader-Mimeur
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Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion ©
Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion
Chateau Corton C. ©
Chateau Corton C.
Bouchard Pere & Fils ©
Bouchard Pere & Fils

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Autun

Autun ©
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Autun road trip planner .

You can drive from Beaune to Autun in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Autun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Cormatin.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale St-Lazare ©
Cathedrale St-Lazare

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Cormatin

Cormatin
Cormatin is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.The village, on the Grosne river, is home to a beautiful castle and a small museum about World War I.GeographyThe Grosne forms part of the commune's south-western border, then flows northward through the western part of the commune. For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cormatin trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Autun to Cormatin in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cormatin are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Paray Le Monial on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Cormatin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Paray Le Monial

Paray Le Monial ©
Paray-le-Monial is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.GeographyThe river Bourbince flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.HistoryParay existed before the monks who gave it its surname of Le Monial, for when Count Lambert of Chalon, together with his wife Adelaide and his friend Mayeul de Cluny, founded there in 973 the celebrated Benedictine priory, the borough had already been constituted, with its ædiles and communal privileges. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Paray-le-Monial.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paray Le Monial, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cormatin to Paray Le Monial in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Curbigny.

Things to do in Paray Le Monial

Historic Sites
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Basilica of Paray-le-Monial ©
Basilica of Paray-le-Monial

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Oingt

Oingt
To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oingt visit planner.

You can drive from Curbigny to Oingt in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Oingt can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Theize.

Things to do in Oingt

Historic Sites Spas Wineries
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Curbigny

Curbigny
Curbigny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Curbigny using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oingt to Curbigny takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off toTheize.

Things to do in Curbigny

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Theize

Theize ©
On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise, pause for some serene contemplation at Chateau de Rochebonne, then see the interesting displays at Maison du Patrimoine - Musee des Conscrits, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Flecheres, and finally savor the flavors at Casa Solari.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Theize trip builder app .

You can drive from Curbigny to Theize in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Curbigny in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Theize. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bourg-en-Bresse.

Things to do in Theize

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villefranche-sur-Saone, Lac du Grand Colombier, Chateau de Flecheres, Tour panoramique nord de charnay, Eglise Saint-Blaise
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Chateau de Flecheres ©
Chateau de Flecheres
Eglise Saint-Blaise ©
Eglise Saint-Blaise

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Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: Brêsse). To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bourg-en-Bresse online day trip planner .

You can drive from Theize to Bourg-en-Bresse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Perouges.
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Perouges

Perouges ©
Pérouges is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Perouges trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Bourg-en-Bresse to Perouges takes an hour. In August in Perouges, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Lyon.

Things to do in Perouges

Historic Sites
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Lyon

Lyon ©
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 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon route website .

You can take a train from Perouges to Lyon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Lyon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Mini World Lyon
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

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