29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Rouen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
La Croix-Valmer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chennai

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris journey planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In May, Paris is colder than Chennai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Let the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee du Peigne capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cote Sainte-Catherine. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, head outdoors with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, and hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee du Peigne, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Falaises d'Etretat, Chemin des Sources Bleues, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at American Cemetery & Memorial and Mont Saint-Michel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre (in Mont-Saint-Michel), German War Cemetery (in Orglandes) and Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Havre de Portbail, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and kick back and relax at Plage de Vauville.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), German War Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
nights
Marseille

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visit Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Moulin a Huile de Barbentane (in Barbentane) and Bandol (Plage du Capelan & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Samena, and get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning site .

You can fly from Bayeux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Bandol, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Carrieres des Lumieres, Palais des Papes
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Vergeron. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Grimaud and Eglise St Michel. Explore La Croix-Valmer's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach, trek along Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Debarquement, and explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer road trip app .

Drive from Marseille to La Croix-Valmer in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in La Croix-Valmer are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, Grimaud, Bormes-Les-Mimosas
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lérins Islands and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée Marc Chagall and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Musee National Fernand-Leger (in Biot). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, pause for some serene contemplation at La Collegiale Saint Paul, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker .

Getting from La Croix-Valmer to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Scuba & Snorkeling, Musee National Fernand-Leger, Chapelle Saint Hospice, La Collegiale Saint Paul
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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