55 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

55 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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55 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Muttenz, Switzerland
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Wattwiller, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Verdun, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
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Roubaix, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Tournai, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Armentieres, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Mesen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Passendale, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Rumbeke, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Zonnebeke, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Zedelgem, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Longueval, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
16
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
17
Torhout, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
18
Ostend, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
19
Diksmuide, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
20
Lo-Reninge, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Veurne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
22
Leffrinckoucke, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
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Calais, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
25
Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
26
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
27
Arques, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
28
Fromelles, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
29
Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
30
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
31
Arras, France
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
32
Beaumont-Hamel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
33
Mers Les Bains, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
34
Thiepval, France
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
35
Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
36
Naours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
37
Amiens, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
38
Reims, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
39
Epernay, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
40
Arromanches-les-Bains, France
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
41
Ver-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Muttenz, Switzerland

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Wattwiller, France

Wattwiller ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee du Val d'Orbey as well as Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Musee du Val d'Orbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theobald's Church, then steep yourself in history at Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hartmannswillerkopf. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ecomusee d'Alsace.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wattwiller trip itinerary builder website .

Muttenz, Switzerland to Wattwiller is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Wattwiller can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verdun.

Things to do in Wattwiller

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ecomusee d'Alsace, Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, St Theobald's Church, Musee du Val d'Orbey
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Hartmannswillerkopf ©
Hartmannswillerkopf
Ecomusee d'Alsace ©
Ecomusee d'Alsace
St Theobald's Church ©
St Theobald's Church

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Verdun, France

Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, witness the site of a historic battle at Verdun Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at La Tranchee de Chattancourt. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Madine, and then steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Verdun trip builder tool .

Drive from Wattwiller to Verdun in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

La Tranchee de Chattancourt, Lac de Madine, Douaumont Ossuary
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La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Fort Douaumont ©
Fort Douaumont
Verdun Memorial ©
Verdun Memorial

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Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon ©
You've now added Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, then make a trip to Montfaucon Monument & Ruins, then learn about all things military at Meuse-Argonne 1918, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centre Culturel Ipousteguy.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Romagne-sous-Montfaucon travel planner .

Traveling by car from Verdun to Romagne-sous-Montfaucon takes an hour. When traveling from Verdun in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Laon.

Things to do in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montfaucon Monument & Ruins, Meuse-Argonne 1918, Centre Culturel Ipousteguy
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Meuse-Argonne 1918 ©
Meuse-Argonne 1918
Centre Culturel Ipousteguy ©
Centre Culturel Ipousteguy

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, then steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de la Treille. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Merignies Golf Country Club, identify plant and animal life at Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles, and then examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lille attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Romagne-sous-Montfaucon to Lille takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Roubaix.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Merignies Golf Country Club, Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles
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Roubaix, France

Roubaix ©
Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St Martin, don't miss a visit to Villa Cavrois, walk around Parc Barbieux, then see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, and finally stop by Le Grand Bassin. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Christophe, step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Vert-Bois, then don't miss a visit to Roubaix Grand-Place, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise St Martin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Roubaix trip itinerary planning tool .

Roubaix is very close to Lille. In June in Roubaix, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tournai.

Things to do in Roubaix

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Croix, Eglise Saint-Christophe, Spas, Chateau du Vert-Bois
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Chateau du Vert-Bois ©
Chateau du Vert-Bois
Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine
Spas

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Tournai, Belgium

Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tournai online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Roubaix to Tournai takes an hour. June in Tournai sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Armentieres.

Things to do in Tournai

Spas
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Spas

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Armentieres, France

Armentieres ©
Armentières is a commune in the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France. To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Armentieres road trip planning app .

Drive from Tournai to Armentieres in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mesen.
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Abbaye Sainte Marie du Mont des Cats ©

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Mesen, Belgium

Mesen ©
Mesen is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On the 25th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Wijngoed Monteberg, contemplate the long history of Commandobunker Kemmel, examine the collection at Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Ploegsteert Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Messine Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Messines Ridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mesen tour itinerary builder site .

Mesen is just a short distance from Armentieres. In June, daily temperatures in Mesen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Mesen

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Comines-Warneton, Dranouter, Pool of Peace
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The Ploegsteert Memorial ©
The Ploegsteert Memorial
Commandobunker Kemmel ©
Commandobunker Kemmel
Messines Ridge ©
Messines Ridge

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
You've added Menin Road Museum, Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Menin Road Museum, admire the striking features of Ypres Cloth Hall, stroll the grounds of Ypres Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George's Memorial Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Martin's Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Essex Farm Cemetery, do a tasting at Zilver Cruys Winery, stroll the grounds of Ramparts Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Hill 60, then steep yourself in history at Sanctuary Wood, and finally pause for some photo ops at Last Post ceremony.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ieper (Ypres) road trip planning site .

Ieper (Ypres) is very close to Mesen. In June in Ieper (Ypres), expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Passendale.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boezinge, Dumont Quarter
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Saint Martin's Cathedral ©
Saint Martin's Cathedral
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Hooge Crater museum ©
Hooge Crater museum

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Passendale, Belgium

Passendale ©
Passendale or Passchendaele is a rural Belgian village in the Zonnebeke municipality of West Flanders province. You've now added Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen 1914 - 1918 to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen 1914 - 1918, examine the collection at The Old Cheese Factory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Tank Memorial Ypres Salient - Poelkapelle, and finally get outside with Het Vrijbos.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Passendale trip planner .

Passendale is just a stone's throw from Ieper (Ypres). In July, daily temperatures in Passendale can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rumbeke.

Things to do in Passendale

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Poelkapelle, Houthulst, Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen 1914 - 1918, Floralux
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Het Vrijbos ©
Het Vrijbos
Poelcapelle British Cemetery ©
Poelcapelle British Cemetery

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Rumbeke, Belgium

Rumbeke ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Provincial Domain Bergelen.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rumbeke sightseeing planner.

Rumbeke is very close to Passendale. In June, daytime highs in Rumbeke are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zonnebeke.

Things to do in Rumbeke

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Provincial Domain Bergelen
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Provincial Domain Bergelen ©
Provincial Domain Bergelen
Rumbeke Castle ©
Rumbeke Castle

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Zonnebeke, Belgium

Zonnebeke ©
Composed of five small villages, Zonnebeke has seen more than its fair share of dramatic events over the centuries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tyne Cot Cemetery as well as Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then see the interesting displays at Fransmansmuseum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Wijnendale.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zonnebeke trip planning app .

Zonnebeke is just a short distance from Rumbeke. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zedelgem.

Things to do in Zonnebeke

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasteel Wijnendale, Fransmansmuseum
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Fransmansmuseum ©
Fransmansmuseum

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Zedelgem, Belgium

Zedelgem ©
Zedelgem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. You've now added Kasteel van Loppem to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zedelgem tour planner.

Getting from Zonnebeke to Zedelgem by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Zedelgem are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Longueval.

Things to do in Zedelgem

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tillegem Castle, Permeke Museum, Romeins Archeologisch Museum
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Kasteel van Loppem ©
Kasteel van Loppem
Tillegem Castle ©
Tillegem Castle
Permeke Museum ©
Permeke Museum

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Longueval, France

Longueval ©
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pozieres Memorial, then take in the history at Tank Corps Memorial, then brush up on your military savvy at Delville Wood War Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Vaucelles.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Longueval road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Zedelgem to Longueval takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Longueval

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pozieres, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Abbaye de Vaucelles, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Fricourt British Cemetery
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Pozieres Memorial ©
Pozieres Memorial
Delville Wood War Memorial ©
Delville Wood War Memorial

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then stroll through Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, and finally steep yourself in history at Graslei and Korenlei.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent online journey planner .

Drive from Longueval to Ghent in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and then stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary maker app .

Bruges is very close to Ghent. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torhout.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Parks Nature
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

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Torhout, Belgium

Torhout
Torhout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Torhout day trip planning website .

Torhout is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In July, daily temperatures in Torhout can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Torhout

Museums
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Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll around Maria Hendrikapark. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Ostende, then learn about all things military at Atlantic Wall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ostend day trip website .

Ostend is very close to Torhout. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Diksmuide.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©
Raversyde ©
Raversyde

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Diksmuide, Belgium

Diksmuide ©
Diksmuide is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Museum Aan de IJzer, witness the site of a historic battle at Dodengang (Trench of Death), then identify plant and animal life at Blankaart Nature Reserve, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall and Belfry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boterlandfietsroute, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Frontzate Bicycle Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Diksmuide route planning site .

Diksmuide is just a short distance from Ostend. In July in Diksmuide, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lo-Reninge.

Things to do in Diksmuide

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Het Huis Van '40-'45
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Dodengang (Trench of Death) ©
Dodengang (Trench of Death)
Museum Aan de IJzer ©
Museum Aan de IJzer

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Lo-Reninge, Belgium

Lo-Reninge ©
On the 14th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Dozinghem Military Cemetery and then sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery-Malthouse De Snoek.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lo-Reninge trip itinerary builder app .

Lo-Reninge is very close to Diksmuide. July in Lo-Reninge sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Veurne.

Things to do in Lo-Reninge

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Vleteren, Brewery-Malthouse De Snoek
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Dozinghem Military Cemetery ©
Dozinghem Military Cemetery

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Veurne, Belgium

Veurne ©
Veurne is a city and municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgische Militaire Begraafplaats Ramskapelle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Landhuis Saint Walburga Church.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Veurne online visit planner .

Veurne is just a stone's throw from Lo-Reninge. In July, daytime highs in Veurne are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leffrinckoucke.

Things to do in Veurne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koksijde, Belgische Militaire Begraafplaats Ramskapelle
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Landhuis Saint Walburga Church ©
Landhuis Saint Walburga Church
Museum Paul Delvaux ©
Museum Paul Delvaux
Coxyde Military Cemetery ©
Coxyde Military Cemetery

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Leffrinckoucke, France

Leffrinckoucke ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Blockhaus de Leffrinckoucke Reflechir.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Leffrinckoucke travel itinerary planner .

Leffrinckoucke is very close to Veurne. In July in Leffrinckoucke, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Leffrinckoucke

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zuydcoote
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Fort des Dunes ©
Fort des Dunes

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk journey maker .

Dunkirk is very close to Leffrinckoucke. In July in Dunkirk, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wormhoudt Massacre Site
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940

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Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais, then steep yourself in history at Calais Town Hall, and then wander the streets of Place d'Armes.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Calais tour itinerary planner.

Calais is very close to Dunkirk. In July in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ovillers-la-Boisselle.

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Cap Blanc Nez
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Cap Blanc Nez
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Calais Beach

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Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

Ovillers-la-Boisselle ©
Ovillers-la-Boisselle is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune of Ovillers-la-Boisselle is situated 22km northeast of Amiens and extends to the north and south of the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road.The constituent village of Ovillers-la-Boisselle (commonly shortened to "Ovillers") lies on the north of the D 929 road, north-east of Aveluy and south-west of Pozières.The constituent village of La Boisselle, which had in 1914, lies across the D 929, to the south-west of Ovillers at the junction of the D 104 to Contalmaison.HistoryThe village of La Boisselle is a settlement dating back to pre-Roman times, and the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road follows the course of a Roman road. For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ovillers-la-Boisselle itinerary maker website .

Getting from Calais to Ovillers-la-Boisselle by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ovillers-la-Boisselle can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Museums Historic Sites

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Le Tommy
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Le Tommy ©
Le Tommy
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Lochnagar Crater

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Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Boulogne-sur-Mer ©
Plan my day in Boulogne-sur-Mer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ovillers-la-Boisselle to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 2 hours. When traveling from Ovillers-la-Boisselle in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boulogne-sur-Mer: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Arques.

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Museums

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Audinghen
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Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique ©
Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique

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Arques, France

Arques ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedral, then examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, and then learn about all things military at La Coupole.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arques trip planner .

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Arques takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fromelles.

Things to do in Arques

Museums Golf Outdoors

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Saint-Omer, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club
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Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Saint-Omer Cathedral ©
Saint-Omer Cathedral
Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club ©
Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club

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Fromelles, France

Fromelles ©
Fromelles is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fromelles trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Arques to Fromelles in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles ©
Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles
Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery ©
Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery

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Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France

Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen ©
Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyFresnicourt-le-Dolmen is a farming village situated some 10mi south of Béthune and 20mi southwest of Lille, on the D57 road.Places of interest The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt on old foundations during the 19th century. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau d'Olhain. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ruines de l'Eglise d'Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, stroll around Parc de Loisirs d'Olhain, then steep yourself in history at Chateau d'Olhain, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen trip builder tool .

Drive from Fromelles to Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen in an hour. August in Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ablain-Saint-Nazaire.

Things to do in Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

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Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Parc de Loisirs d'Olhain
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Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire ©
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.GeographyA farming village located 8 miles north of Arras, on the D57 road. On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Aqua Terra and then see the interesting displays at Musee Vivant 14/18. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St Patrick's Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Loos British Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, explore the different monuments and memorials at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, then don't miss a visit to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche, and finally make a trip to Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ablain-Saint-Nazaire trip planner .

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is very close to Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen. In July, daytime highs in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arras.

Things to do in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

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Loos en Gohelle, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge, Aqua Terra, Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche
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Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos ©
Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos
Aqua Terra ©
Aqua Terra

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Arras, France

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): wander the streets of Place des Heros, then brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arras trip planner .

Arras is very close to Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beaumont-Hamel.

Things to do in Arras

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial
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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington

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Beaumont-Hamel, France

Beaumont-Hamel ©
On the 26th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beaumont-Hamel online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Arras to Beaumont-Hamel in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mers Les Bains.

Things to do in Beaumont-Hamel

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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Queens Cemetery, La Brasserie, Serre Road Cemetery No.2
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Ancre British Cemetery ©
Ancre British Cemetery
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Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Y Ravine Cemetery ©
Y Ravine Cemetery

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Mers Les Bains, France

Mers Les Bains ©
Mers-les-Bains is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune is situated on the D1015 road, some 25mi west of Abbeville, Mers-les-Bains faces the English Channel near the mouth of the river Bresle, on the border between Picardy and Normandy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau Fort de Rambures. On the 28th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Rambures and then kick back and relax at Plage de Mers les Bains.

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Traveling by car from Beaumont-Hamel to Mers Les Bains takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiepval.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Chateau Fort de Rambures
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Chateau Fort de Rambures

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Thiepval, France

Thiepval ©
Thiepval is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.Thiepval is located 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.First World WarThe original village was totally destroyed during the First World War. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Thiepval online road trip planner .

Drive from Mers Les Bains to Thiepval in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Thiepval can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Ovillers-la-Boisselle.

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Historic Sites

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Authuille, Courcelette, Adanac Military Cemetery
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Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille ©
Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille
Courcelette British Cemetery ©
Courcelette British Cemetery
Adanac Military Cemetery ©
Adanac Military Cemetery

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Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

Ovillers-la-Boisselle
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ovillers-la-Boisselle trip planner .

Ovillers-la-Boisselle is very close to Thiepval. You'll set off for Naours on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Ovillers-la-Boisselle

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Naours, France

Naours ©
Naours is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyNaours is situated on the D117 and D60 crossroads, some 13mi north of Amiens. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Long Folie de Buissy and then explore the fascinating underground world of La Cite souterraine de Naours.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naours travel planning site .

You can drive from Ovillers-la-Boisselle to Naours in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Amiens.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Chateau de Long Folie de Buissy
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La Cite souterraine de Naours ©
La Cite souterraine de Naours
Chateau de Long Folie de Buissy ©
Chateau de Long Folie de Buissy

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Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amiens trip maker site .

Amiens is just a stone's throw from Naours. In July, daytime highs in Amiens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Amiens

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villers-Bretonneux
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Maison de Jules Verne

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Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Automobile Reims, Museum of the Surrender and Palais du Tau. On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Palais du Tau, steep yourself in history at Museum of the Surrender, examine the collection at Musee Automobile Reims, examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, then do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, and finally do a tasting at Champagne DAGONET et Fils. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at WB Champagne, then learn about winemaking at Wafflart Briet Champagne, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

You can plan Reims trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Amiens to Reims in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

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Champagne DAGONET et Fils, Wafflart Briet Champagne
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
WB Champagne ©
WB Champagne
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

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Epernay, France

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, Office de Tourisme Epernay Pays de Champagne and Avenue de Champagne.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Epernay visit planning website .

Epernay is just a short distance from Reims. In August, daily temperatures in Epernay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites

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Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine
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Avenue de Champagne ©
Avenue de Champagne
Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine

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Arromanches-les-Bains, France

Arromanches-les-Bains ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally cruise along Les Falaises d'Arromanches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville, then learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and then contemplate the long history of Kunstlicher Hafen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arromanches-les-Bains trip planner.

Traveling by car from Epernay to Arromanches-les-Bains takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Arromanches-les-Bains are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ver-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

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Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville
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Musee du debarquement ©
Musee du debarquement

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Ver-sur-Mer, France

Ver-sur-Mer ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at H2O Parapluies and then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ver-sur-Mer journey planner.

Ver-sur-Mer is just a short distance from Arromanches-les-Bains. August in Ver-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Bayeux.

Things to do in Ver-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Shopping

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Prieure Saint Gabriel, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, H2O Parapluies
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H2O Parapluies ©
H2O Parapluies

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, then explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally stop by Normandie Savoir-Faire.

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Bayeux is very close to Ver-sur-Mer. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame