26 days in France & La Condamine Itinerary

26 days in France & La Condamine Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Albi, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim), Old Town (in Colmar) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and stop by La Petite France.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Strasbourg travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Strasbourg is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from New Delhi to Strasbourg, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: highs in Strasbourg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip maker.

Getting from Strasbourg to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Lyon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 3 nights

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip planning website.

You can fly from Lyon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Condamine.
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La Condamine, Monaco — 1 night

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Condamine trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to La Condamine in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in La Condamine. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally make a trip to Place Massena.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning website.

Nice is very close to La Condamine. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 8th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If and then stop by The Panier.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Wed), snap pictures at Pont du Gard, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Distillerie A. Blachere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planning website.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Albi.
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Albi, France — 2 nights

Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Corneille, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins des Martels, then do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Pont Vieux, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albi day trip planning app.

You can fly from Avignon to Albi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Albi is little chillier than Avignon - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Albi to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Albi in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Bayeux, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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 Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Reims.
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Reims, France — 3 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Remi, do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Drouet-d'Erlon. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers, do a tasting at Mercier, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reims day trip planning app.

Take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier nights in Reims, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly 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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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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