17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  5 h
1
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Saint Martin de Re
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Saint-Emilion
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sanguinet
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
La Teste-de-Buch
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Biarritz
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  5 h
End: London

3
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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Plage Centrale and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Paloumey and Chateau de Reignac. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Marquis de Vauban (in Blaye), Remy Martin (in Cognac) and Eglise Saint-Martin de Pauillac (in Pauillac). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Port of the Moon, learn about winemaking at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, don't miss a visit to Phare de Richard, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip builder tool .

London, UK to Bordeaux is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint Martin de Re.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Reignac, Chateau Paloumey, Phare de Richard, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte ©
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey

2
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Saint Martin de Re

Saint Martin de Re ©
Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a commune in the western French department of Charente-Maritime.It is one of the ten communes located on the Île de Ré.HistoryFortificationsSaint-Martin-de-Ré has extensive fortifications, reflecting the strategic importance of the Île de Ré. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then try for a hole-in-one at Mini-Golf, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Arnerault, head outdoors with Yootoo, then examine the collection at Musee Ernest Cognacq, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle Vauban.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint Martin de Re in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Saint Martin de Re

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Flotte, Plage de Chatelaillon
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Citadelle Vauban ©
Citadelle Vauban
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

4
nights
Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion ©
Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Cantenac and Cathedrale St-Front. Get some cultural insight at Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret and Chateau Troplong Mondot. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Emilion: Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac), Eglise Saint-Jacques (in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne) and Bastide d'Eymet (in Eymet). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau La Dominique, and step into the grandiose world of Vignobles Carles.

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Traveling by car from Saint Martin de Re to Saint-Emilion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Saint-Emilion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanguinet.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Perigueux, Bastide d'Eymet, Pineau Cognac Roussille, Vignobles Carles, Eglise Saint-Jacques
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret ©
Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front

2
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Sanguinet

Sanguinet ©
Sanguinet is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, situated next to Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet.GeographyThe commune is situated in the north of the department of Landes. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through La Plage, then take a pleasant ride with Ecuries Olivier Bauer, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Étangs de la Mailloueyre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecomusee de la Grande Lande, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Lagune, and then kick back and relax at L'idylle Plage.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanguinet online trip builder .

Drive from Saint-Emilion to Sanguinet in 1.5 hours. September in Sanguinet sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to La Teste-de-Buch.

Things to do in Sanguinet

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Ecuries Olivier Bauer
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Étangs de la Mailloueyre ©
Étangs de la Mailloueyre

2
nights
La Teste-de-Buch

La Teste-de-Buch
La Teste-de-Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde.It is the largest of four communes that comprise the (COBAS), a small metropolitan area of 54,204 population (1999 census). Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat, then explore the striking landscape at Dune du Pilat, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Lagune, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon, and finally have fun at City Beach.

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La Teste-de-Buch is just a stone's throw from Sanguinet. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arcachon
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Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes
Basilique Notre-Dame ©
Basilique Notre-Dame

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Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Escape the urban bustle at Port Vieux Beach and Plage de la Milady. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mercado Les Halles. Change things up with a short trip to Plage d'Hendaye in Hendaye (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Phare de Biarritz, stroll through Plage du Miramar, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and get outside with Parc Accrobranche Au Creux des Cimes.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Biarritz travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Teste-de-Buch to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage d'Hendaye, Parc Accrobranche Au Creux des Cimes
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Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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