32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Troyes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Vezelay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Autun
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Le Puy-en-Velay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Conques
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Rocamadour
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  1​h 15​min
8
Cahors
— 2 nights
9
Pau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Saint-Jean-de-Luz
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
You've added Commanderie of the Knights Templar, The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts, La Tour Cesar, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Eglise Ste-Madeleine.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Troyes online itinerary creator.

New York City, USA to Troyes is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Troyes to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vezelay.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Provins, Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines, Chateau du Grand Jardin, Commanderie of the Knights Templar
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines ©
Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines
Église Sainte-Madeleine ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine
Basilique Saint-Urbain ©
Basilique Saint-Urbain

2
nights
Vezelay

Vezelay ©
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. You've added Musee de l'Avallonnais, Chateau Ancy-le Franc, La Fosse Dionne, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, then take in the views from Pinard Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collégiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois, and finally browse the exhibits of Abbaye de Fontenay. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, then contemplate the long history of La Fosse Dionne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, and finally examine the collection at Musee de l'Avallonnais.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vezelay itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Vezelay takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Autun.

Things to do in Vezelay

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Semur-en-Auxois, Museum of Avallon, Chateau Ancy-le Franc, Abbaye de Fontenay, Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Chateau Ancy-le Franc ©
Chateau Ancy-le Franc
Pinard Bridge ©
Pinard Bridge
Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin ©
Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin

4
nights
Autun

Autun ©
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. You've added Chateau de Dree, Chateau de Cormatin, Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple de Janus and Briscou Cascade. Step out of Autun with an excursion to Abbey of Cluny in Cluny--about 1h 10 min away.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Autun travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Vezelay to Autun in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Autun are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Dree, Chateau de Cormatin, Chateau de La Rochepot, Abbey of Cluny, Bibracte - Mont Beuvray
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Chateau de Dree ©
Chateau de Dree
Cathedrale St-Lazare ©
Cathedrale St-Lazare
Briscou Cascade ©
Briscou Cascade

1
night
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maîtrise de la Cathédrale du Puy as well as Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, admire the striking features of Maîtrise de la Cathédrale du Puy, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Le Puy-en-Velay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Autun to Le Puy-en-Velay takes 4 hours. September in Le Puy-en-Velay sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Conques.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude ©
Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude

4
nights
Conques

Conques ©
Conques is a former commune in the Aveyron department in southern France, in the Occitanie region. You've added Le Trou de Bozouls, La Canourgue, Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere de Sainte Eulalie de Cernon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau Belcastel and Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Conques trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques in 3.5 hours. In September in Conques, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Conques

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salles-la-Source, Espalion, La Canourgue, Le Trou de Bozouls, Musee Fenaille
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques ©
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques
Le Trou de Bozouls ©
Le Trou de Bozouls
Chateau Belcastel ©
Chateau Belcastel

4
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau de Montal, Autoire Valley, Chateau de Turenne, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Remparts du Chateau and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Explore Rocamadour's surroundings by going to Chateau de Beynac (in Beynac-et-Cazenac) and The Maison Forte de Reignac (in Tursac). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip planner.

You can drive from Conques to Rocamadour in 2 hours. Traveling from Conques in September, you will find days in Rocamadour are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Pierre, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Chateau de Montal, Chateau de Turenne, Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Basilique St-Sauveur ©
Basilique St-Sauveur
Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet ©
Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet

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.
You've added Sarlat Vue du Ciel, Chateau de Puymartin, les Jardins du Manoir D Eyrignac, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos and Jardin Exotique. Step out of Sarlat-la-Caneda with an excursion to Place des Cornieres, Monpazier in Monpazier--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cahors.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Monpazier, Chateau de Jumilhac, Saint jean de cole, Chateau de Hautefort
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Cabanes du Breuil ©
Les Cabanes du Breuil

2
nights
Cahors

Cahors ©
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pont Canal, Musée Ingres, L'Abbaye St-Pierre, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the views from Pont Valentre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, then choose your vessel at Les Croisieres de Saint Cirq Lapopie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cenevieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): snap pictures at Pont Canal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Abbaye St-Pierre, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée Ingres.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cahors vacation planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Cahors in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cahors can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pau.

Things to do in Cahors

Historic Sites Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Moissac, Chateau de Cenevieres, Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, Les Croisieres de Saint Cirq Lapopie, Musee Ingres
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne ©
Cathedrale Saint-Etienne
Abbaye Saint Pierre ©
Abbaye Saint Pierre

3
nights
Pau

Pau ©
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quartier de la Cathedrale Sainte-Marie, Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Pau-Pyrenees, Musée des Beaux Arts, and other attractions. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Château de Pau.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pau sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cahors to Pau in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pau can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cathedrale Sainte Marie, Quartier de la Cathedrale Sainte-Marie, Eglise des Templiers
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau
Office de Tourisme Pau Pyrenees ©
Office de Tourisme Pau Pyrenees
Musee des Beaux Arts ©
Musee des Beaux Arts

3
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. Your list of things to see and do now includes La Grande Plage, Musée Basque, Chapelle Imperiale, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maison Louis XIV and Mercado Les Halles. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse de St Jean de Luz, and don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pau to Saint-Jean-de-Luz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Saint-Jean-de-Luz sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Biarritz, Bayonne
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)

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