30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
train:  45​min
1
Saint-Emilion
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Saint-Loubes
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Bordeaux
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Margaux
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Pauillac
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Arcachon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sauternes
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
La Brede
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Rauzan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Leognan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Bordeaux

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, pause for some serene contemplation at Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Duras, and finally do a tasting at Chateau La Croizille. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, then don't miss a visit to Les Cordeliers, then delve into the distant past at La Tour du Chateau du Roy, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cadillac.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Emilion trip planner .

Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Saint-Emilion sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Loubes.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Duras, Chateau ducal de Cadillac
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
Chateau de Duras ©
Chateau de Duras
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote

1
day
Saint-Loubes

Saint-Loubes ©
On the 21st (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Oenanim, stroll through Wake Park Izon, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vayres, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Lestrille.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Loubes attractions planner .

Saint-Loubes is just a stone's throw from Saint-Emilion. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Loubes

Wineries Classes Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Lestrille, Chateau de Vayres, Wake Park Izon
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Wake Park Izon ©
Wake Park Izon
Chateau de Vayres ©
Chateau de Vayres

12
nights
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.
St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre) and Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Cite du Vin and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Chateau de Mongenan (in Portets), Chateau Pichon Baron (in Pauillac) and Dune du Pilat (in La Teste-de-Buch). Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, and delve into the distant past at Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Loubes to Bordeaux in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede, Chateau de Roquetaillade, Chateau Pichon Baron, Cordouan Lighthouse Phare de Cordouan
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 2:
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Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin

2
nights
Margaux

Margaux ©
Margaux is a former commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, learn about winemaking at Chateau Lynch-Bages, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Lafite, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Blaye.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Margaux online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Margaux takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaux

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pauillac, Chateau Paloumey, La Route de le Corniche, Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Chateau Lafite ©
Chateau Lafite
Chateau Lynch-Bages ©
Chateau Lynch-Bages

2
nights
Pauillac

Pauillac ©
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Le Phare du Cap Ferret. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ecomusee du Cognac, take an in-depth tour of St. Simon Village Gabarrier, and then engage your brain at Musee Artisanal et Rural.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pauillac sightseeing site .

Pauillac is very close to Margaux. In November, daily temperatures in Pauillac can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pauillac

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Le Phare du Cap Ferret, Musee Artisanal et Rural, Caserne de Brouage, St. Simon Village Gabarrier, Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Ecomusee du Cognac ©
Ecomusee du Cognac
Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle ©
Le Phare du Cap Ferret ©
Le Phare du Cap Ferret

3
nights
Arcachon

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Eloi, then make a trip to Jetee d'Andernos les Bains, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum Marquèze. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon, find something for the whole family at Parc de la Coccinelle, and then take some stellar pictures from Observatoire Sainte-Cecile.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arcachon trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Pauillac to Arcachon in 2 hours. November in Arcachon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Arcachon

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Andernos-les-Bains, Parc de la Coccinelle, Ecomuseum Marquèze, Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Eglise St Eloi ©
Eglise St Eloi
Ecomuseum Marquèze ©
Ecomuseum Marquèze
Synagogue d'Arcachon ©
Synagogue d'Arcachon

2
nights
Sauternes

Sauternes ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): do a tasting at La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes and then examine the collection at Maison du Lillet.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sauternes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arcachon to Sauternes takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sauternes

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bazas, Chateau de Cazeneuve, Gens de Garonne, Maison du Lillet
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Gens de Garonne ©
Gens de Garonne
Bazas Cathedral ©
Bazas Cathedral
Chateau de Cazeneuve ©
Chateau de Cazeneuve

1
night
La Brede

La Brede ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Grenade and then get in on the family fun at Parc Arbor et Sens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Brede attractions planner .

Drive from Sauternes to La Brede in an hour. In November, daytime highs in La Brede are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Brede

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Leognan, Domaine de Grenade, Parc Arbor et Sens, La Ferme Exotique
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
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Chateau Leognan ©
Chateau Leognan
Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion ©
Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion
Domaine de Grenade ©
Domaine de Grenade

2
nights
Rauzan

Rauzan ©
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Nicolas de Blasimon.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rauzan trip planner .

You can drive from La Brede to Rauzan in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Rauzan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Rauzan

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Sauve, Abbaye Saint-Nicolas de Blasimon, Golf des Vigiers
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure ©
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

1
night
Leognan

Leognan ©
On the 14th (Wed), cool off at AquaPark 33 and then savor the flavors at Chateau de Rouillac.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Leognan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rauzan to Leognan takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leognan

Wineries Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cadaujac, AquaPark 33, Chateau de Rouillac
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
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Chateau Bardins ©
Chateau Bardins
Domaine de Merlet ©
Domaine de Merlet
AquaPark 33 ©
AquaPark 33

2
nights
Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes

Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes ©
Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leognan to Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Bernateau, Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance, Musee Andre Voulgre, Montaigne's Tower
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Vignobles Carles ©
Vignobles Carles
Musee Andre Voulgre ©
Musee Andre Voulgre
Chateau Bernateau ©
Chateau Bernateau

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