35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bayonne
— 3 nights
Bus to Bilbao, Fly to Vancouver

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Paris

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Paris is 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert (in Bois-Guilbert). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, have some family-friendly fun at Docks Laser, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, and contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rouen road trip website.

You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen), Hippodrome de Clairefontaine (in Tourgeville) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mare de Vauville.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Bayeux sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

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Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Travel in Provence (in Orange), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon vacation planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Avignon by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Parc Sainte-Claire (in Hyeres). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, and get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes.

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You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron), Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Promenade Andre Pradayrol (in Theoule sur Mer). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, zoom along the surf with Jet 007, explore the striking landscape at Rocher de Roquebrune, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael road trip tool.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Nice

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Mt Boron.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in April: highs in Nice hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Bayonne

Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Venture out of the city with trips to Initiation a la Cesta Punta (in Saint-Jean-de-Luz), Eglise St Fructueux (in Itxassou) and Circuit de la Chapelle de l'Aubepine (in Ainhoa). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tee off at Golf Epherra, and contemplate the waterfront views at L'Adour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayonne journey site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bayonne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Bayonne sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

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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.