43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Bayonne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 5 nights

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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), Jet 007 (in Le Lavandou) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas & La Certosa di La Verne). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, learn and have fun at Kelys, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and add some fun to your beach time La Brigante.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Marseille to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Transportation

Side Trips

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6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Galerie1414 & Lérins Islands). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site.

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. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bayonne.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

3
nights
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 Horseback Riding Tours (in Espelette), baskpeche (in Sare) and Eglise St Fructueux (in Itxassou). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tee off at Golf Epherra, look for gifts at Loreztia Boutik'expo, and contemplate the waterfront views at L'Adour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bayonne trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Bayonne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayonne

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

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3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Plage du Plat Gousset (in Granville), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Event Park (in Ponts). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, kick back and relax at Beach of Genets, steep yourself in history at Parc des Forges de Varenne, and make a trip to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip app.

You can fly from Bayonne to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bayonne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mont-Saint-Michel, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and stroll around Jardin Public de Bayeux.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

4
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Go for a jaunt from Etretat to Saint-Valery-en-Caux to see Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, play a few rounds at Golf d'Etretat, experience rural life at La Ferme aux Escargots, and don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat route builder website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

5
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Atelier galerie du bord de Seine (in Poses), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and play a few rounds at Golf du Champ de Bataille.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Rouen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

6
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

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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.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau) and Domaine de la Vallongue (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon, and identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval, Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Louis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marseille trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.