14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France Trip Planner
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Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Chenonceaux
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive
5
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 1 night
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Paris — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Family-friendly places like Arc de Triomphe and Musee Rodin will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is colder than Chennai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chenonceaux.
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Chenonceaux — 3 nights

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, get interesting insight from Les anes de Madame, and then awaken your taste buds at Caves du Pere Auguste. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooParc de Beauval.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chenonceaux road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Chenonceaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for Bayeux on the 5th (Wed).
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bayeux day trip website.

You can drive from Chenonceaux to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Avignon Les Halles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally make a trip to Palais des Papes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bayeux to Avignon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Avignon is a bit warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.
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Carcassonne Center — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, stop by l'Atelier des Vignerons, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, meet the residents at Le Parc Australien, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Cavayere, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online journey planner.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.
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Nice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, stroll through Castel Plage, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carcassonne Center to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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