6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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6 days in France Itinerary

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

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, then contemplate the long history of Calais Town Hall, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Baraques Military Cemetery.

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London, UK to Calais is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Calais. July in Calais sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Le Mans.

Things to do in Calais

Shopping Historic Sites
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Les Baraques Military Cemetery ©
Les Baraques Military Cemetery
Calais Town Hall ©
Calais Town Hall

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, get to know the fascinating history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, then take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbaye Royale de L'Epau.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Le Mans trip builder site .

Getting from Calais to Le Mans by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calais in July: highs in Le Mans hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Valencay.

Things to do in Le Mans

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee de l'Automobile, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay, then examine the collection at Musee du Sucre d’Art, and finally make a trip to Tombeau de Talleyrand.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valencay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Le Mans to Valencay takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Valencay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Valencay

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee de l'Automobile ©
Musee de l'Automobile
Chateau de Valencay ©
Chateau de Valencay

1
night
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 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Puy-de-Dome.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Valencay to Clermont-Ferrand by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

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

2
nights
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Tour Magne, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally look for gifts at Toril d'Artistes. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, admire all the interesting features of Arenes de Nimes, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally steep yourself in history at Cryptoportiques.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nimes travel route planner.

Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Nimes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July; daily highs in Nimes reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Avignon, Arles, Carrieres des Lumieres, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange

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