15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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1
Rouen
— 1 night
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 3 nights
5
Avignon
— 1 night
6
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
7
Paris
— 4 nights

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musee des Sapeurs-Pompiers, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rouen visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rouen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Rouen reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Musee des Sapeurs-Pompiers
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
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 some cultural insight at Azur Wine Tours and La Croisette. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Le Nomade, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, La Croisette, Azur Wine Tours, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at Tours du Rhone, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Avignon, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Tours du Rhone, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then stop by Cité de Carcassonne, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

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Paris

Paris ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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