15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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

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Paris

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne visit site.

You can fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Carcassonne are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

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Avignon

Avignon ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, make a trip to Palais des Papes, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon holiday planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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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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Nice

Nice ©

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 some cultural insight at Azur Wine Tours and La Croisette. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Saint-Paul de Vence in St-Paul-de-Vence--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary website.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.

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Historic Sites

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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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 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bayeux tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rouen driving holiday app.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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