22 days in Beaune, Nouvelle-Aquitaine & Dijon Itinerary

22 days in Beaune, Nouvelle-Aquitaine & Dijon Itinerary

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22 days in Beaune, Nouvelle-Aquitaine & Dijon Itinerary

Start: Ingolstadt
Drive:  7​h
1
Beaune
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mimizan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Fronsac
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Dijon
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Ingolstadt

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Cellier de la Cabiote as well as Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and then stop by Le Cellier de la Cabiote.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Beaune online trip builder .

Ingolstadt, Germany to Beaune is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. August in Beaune sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Le Cellier de la Cabiote ©
Le Cellier de la Cabiote

4
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.
Visit Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdosb and Chateau de Puymartin for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Manoir de Gisson and Castillo Feudal de Benyac. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Les Cabanes du Breuil, hunt for treasures at Sarlat Market, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and find something for the whole family at La Foret des Ecureuils.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app .

Getting from Beaune to Sarlat-la-Caneda by combination of train, tram, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mimizan.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Manoir de Gisson ©
Manoir de Gisson
Les Cabanes du Breuil
Les Cabanes du Breuil

6
nights
Mimizan

Mimizan ©
Mimizan is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in south-western France. Kids will enjoy Ecomuseum Marquèze and Aqua Park. Popular historic sites such as Phare de Contis and Chateau de Morlanne are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mimizan: Site d'Arjuzanx. (in Arjuzanx), Chateau d'Aydie (in Aydie) and Plage de Moliets (in Moliets et Maa). There's lots more to do: trek along Étangs de la Mailloueyre, get outside with Promenade Fleurie, browse the exhibits of La Maison de la Dame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Salie Nord.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mimizan sightseeing site .

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Mimizan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mimizan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Mimizan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Biscarrosse, Sabres, Pyla-sur-Mer, Aire-sur-l'Adour, Chateau de Morlanne
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Étangs de la Mailloueyre ©
Étangs de la Mailloueyre
Ecomuseum Marquèze ©
Ecomuseum Marquèze
Biscarrosse Plage ©
Biscarrosse Plage

4
nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Maison Louis XIV. Get in touch with nature at Plage d'Hendaye and Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits. Venture out of the city with trips to Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx (in Labenne), River Rafting & Tubing (in Itxassou) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Capbreton). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage, make a splash at Base de Pop, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and go for a walk through Port de Saint-jean-de-Luz..

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Jean-de-Luz online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Mimizan to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Saint-Jean-de-Luz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Fronsac.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Biarritz, Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue, Natural reserve of Marais d'Orx, Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc.
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits ©

5
nights
Fronsac

Fronsac ©
Get in touch with nature at Aire de Loisirs de Beauvallon and Les Carrieres de Touverac. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de La Dauphine and Chateau de Vayres. Change things up with these side-trips from Fronsac: La Genetouze (Vitesse Performance & circuit de la haute saintonge), Montguyon (Dolmen de Pierre Folle & Chateau de Montguyon) and Chateau d'Abzac (in Abzac).

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Getting from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Fronsac by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Fronsac, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dijon.

Things to do in Fronsac

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montguyon, Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac, Saint-Germain-Du-Puch, La Genetouze, Castle of Chateau Branda
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Chateau de La Dauphine ©
Chateau de La Dauphine
Chateau Boutinet ©
Chateau Boutinet
Chateau de Vayres ©
Chateau de Vayres

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): do a tasting at Quivy Gerard, learn about winemaking at Domaine Isabelle Lippe, head outdoors with Aqua-City, look for gifts at L'Orange Bleue, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dijon road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fronsac to Dijon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Dijon sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Outdoors Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Domaine Isabelle Lippe, In'Forest
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Aqua-City ©
Aqua-City
Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon ©
Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon
Domaine Isabelle Lippe ©
Domaine Isabelle Lippe