29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Avignon
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Rouen
— 3 nights
7
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h 15​min
9
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center online road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, Carcassonne Center is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Soreze, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, Maison Guinot
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St. Vincent's Church ©
St. Vincent's Church
Abbaye de Soreze ©
Abbaye de Soreze
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire

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.
Musee Renoir and Massena Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Villa Kerylos. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Old Chateau Cemetery (in Menton), Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Reserve des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse), sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and kick back and relax at Paloma Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cagnes-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Old Harbor (La Darse), Villa Kerylos
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Reserve des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve des Monts d'Azur
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Berne and Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Bonporteau and Plage de Jean Blanc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf), Le Lavandou (Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette & Plage de Saint-Clair) and Chapelle Sainte-Anne (in Saint-Tropez).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael attractions planning website .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Saint-Raphael dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Plage de la Nartelle, Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, Chapelle Sainte-Anne
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Plage de Saint-Clair ©
Plage de Saint-Clair
Chateau de Berne ©
Chateau de Berne
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Marseille

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau La Coste en Provence and Plage de Piemanson. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & La Calanque de Figuerolles) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille tour planning app .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Plage de Piemanson, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille ©
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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.
Get in touch with nature at Gorges de la Nesque and Bureau des moniteurs du gard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum of The Ardeche and L'Artisan Nougatier. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt (in Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt), Chausee des Geants (in Roussillon) and Presbytère des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uzes Cathedral, and examine the collection at Le Chaudron d'Or.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner .

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Avignon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montelimar, Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, Presbytère des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, Bureau des moniteurs du gard
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Bureau des moniteurs du gard ©
Bureau des moniteurs du gard
L'Artisan Nougatier ©
L'Artisan Nougatier
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Rue du Gros-Horloge and Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Abbaye de Jumieges and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Le Fleuve La Veules (in Veules-les-Roses), Plage de Mers les Bains (in Mers Les Bains) and Chemin des Douaniers (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Ouen's Abbey.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rouen attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Rouen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Avignon in September, with highs in Rouen at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chemin des Douaniers, Le Fleuve La Veules, Abbaye de Jumieges, Plage de Mers les Bains, Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut
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Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Le Fleuve La Veules ©
Le Fleuve La Veules

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at German Cemetery La Cambe and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. Musee de la Batterie de Merville and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville), Chateau des Ravalet (in Tourlaville) and La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trouville, witness the site of a historic battle at Maisy Battery, enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Gatteville, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bayeux holiday builder .

Getting from Rouen to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

German Cemetery La Cambe, Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Maisy Battery, Cimetières Militaires
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Musee de la Batterie de Merville ©
Musee de la Batterie de Merville
German Cemetery La Cambe ©
German Cemetery La Cambe
Plage de Trouville ©
Plage de Trouville

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Maison Des Fees, then see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, and then get outside with Mont Dol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, then steep yourself in history at Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary, then take a memorable tour with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and finally examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel vacation planner .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedraloscope, Mont Dol, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Maison Des Fees
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Mont Dol ©
Mont Dol
Maison Des Fees ©
Maison Des Fees
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Maintenon and Memorial de Dormans 14-18. Visit Beauvais Cathedral and Eglise du Sacre Coeur for their historical value. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau), Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux) and Parc et Vestiges du chateau royal (in Senlis). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee National du Chateau de Malmaison, admire the masterpieces at Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), wander the streets of Chartres Historic Preservation Area, and do a tasting at Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Musee Jardin Bourdelle, Parc et Vestiges du chateau royal, Chateau de Maintenon, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
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Musee de la Grande Guerre ©
Musee de la Grande Guerre
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

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