60 days in France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Biarritz
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Paris
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 5 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet (in Cales). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, make a trip to Chateau de Beynac, and experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

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Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Biarritz: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray), Chateau Observatoire Abbadia (in Hendaye) and La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port (in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, stroll through Sentier Du Littoral, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Biarritz route planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Biarritz: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice — 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more), Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musee Picasso) and Plage des Ondes (in Cap d'Antibes). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice driving holiday tool.

Fly from Biarritz to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Biarritz in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 6 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste (in Grimaud), Plage Des Brouis (in La Croix-Valmer) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, experience rural life at Domaine de L’Olivette, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 6 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Tanaka Spa (in Cavaliere), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, and relax in the rural setting at Domaine du Jasson.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in June, plan for little chillier days in Hyeres, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence), Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet) and La Ciotat (Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde & Route des Cretes). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, wander the streets of The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Montagne de Lure (in Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues), Les Barons Perches (in Nyons) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon holiday planning app.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Le Riad du Bien etre, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Carcassonne itinerary planning site.

Getting from Avignon to Carcassonne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, Bayeux is little chillier than Carcassonne - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.
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Paris — 8 nights

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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