6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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6 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Nimes
— 1 night
2
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Valencay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Le Mans
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Calais
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: London


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1
night
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Arenes de Nimes and then take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nimes, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Nimes is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nimes: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

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Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Puy-de-Dome.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand route builder site .

You can drive from Nimes to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nimes in July, things will get slightly colder in Clermont-Ferrand: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valencay.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks Nature
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Puy-de-Dome ©
Puy-de-Dome

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Valencay

Valencay ©
Valençay is a commune in the Indre department in central France.GeographyValençay is situated in the Loire Valley on a hillside overlooking the River Nahon. On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Valencay.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Valencay trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Valencay takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Valencay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Le Mans.

Things to do in Valencay

Historic Sites
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Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay

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Le Mans

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, admire all the interesting features of Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans, then get to know the fascinating history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Mans trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Valencay to Le Mans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Le Mans

Historic Sites Museums
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24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum
Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans ©

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Calais

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Burghers of Calais, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Calais trip planner .

Traveling by car from Le Mans to Calais takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Le Mans in July, you will find days in Calais are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nausicaa
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
The Burghers of Calais ©
The Burghers of Calais

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