16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kids will enjoy Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Bureau des moniteurs du gard (in Collias), Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes) and Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Eglise St-Trophime). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Bureau des moniteurs du gard, Arenes de Nimes
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Bureau des moniteurs du gard ©
Bureau des moniteurs du gard
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

2
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. On the 1st (Thu), hike along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, then stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol, and then meet the residents at Jardin Zoologique Tropical. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Plage de Cabasson and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Avignon to Bormes-Les-Mimosas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in July: highs in Bormes-Les-Mimosas hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Plage de Cabasson ©
Plage de Cabasson

2
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 3rd (Sat), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Castellane online travel route planner .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Castellane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in August, you will find days in Castellane are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Route des Cretes La Palud, Les Gorges du Verdon
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Castel Plage will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online route planner .

You can drive from Castellane to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Castellane in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, and then meet the residents at Zoo de Jurques.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Bayeux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in August; daily highs in Bayeux reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Zoo de Jurques, Remains Mulberry Harbour, American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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