6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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Biarritz
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive
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Aigues-Mortes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Collioure
— 1 night
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Biarritz

— 1 night
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, stroll through La Cote des Basques, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Biarritz trip itinerary planner.

Cannes to Biarritz is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in May, you will find days in Biarritz are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal du Midi, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip app.

Getting from Biarritz to Carcassonne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Aigues-Mortes

— 2 nights
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents blancs d'Aigues-Mortes, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aigues-Mortes online trip maker.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Aigues-Mortes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Aigues-Mortes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Collioure.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Collioure

— 1 night
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domaine Berta Maillol, do a tasting at Terres des Templiers, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Tumba De Antonio Machado, and finally get outside with Plage de Collioure. Keep things going the next day: hike along Le Sentier du Littoral, make a trip to Moulin de Collioure, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, then visit Quartier du Moure, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges.

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You can drive from Aigues-Mortes to Collioure in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Collioure, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Collioure

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

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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.