8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Barcelona, Train to Perpignan
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Perpignan
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Paris
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Perpignan

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Perpignan: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Tour Barberousse (in Gruissan) and Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide, Vie D'oc, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at Escape Dimension La Croisee des Mondes, take in the dramatic natural features at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, take some stellar pictures from Castillet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Perpignan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Melbourne, Australia to Perpignan is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Perpignan reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Perpignan

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Montmartre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get the adrenaline pumping with Driveme, and finally explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Perpignan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perpignan in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

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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.