30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 1 night
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Rocamadour
— 2 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Blois
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Paris
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Nice — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Old Town. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Promenade des Anglais will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Antibes (Eglise Notre Dame de la Garoupe, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour et Couvent Saint Francois.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice route builder.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Nice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 1 night

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nice in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 46°F in Bonifacio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Site Archeologique de Glanum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: La Ferme aux Crocodiles (in Pierrelatte), Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran (in Montelimar) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip maker tool.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Avignon sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer — 1 night

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer day trip planning app.

Getting from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour — 2 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 17th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at La Ferme de Vigne Haute, then examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, meet the residents at Parc Animalier de Gramat, don't miss a visit to Gouffre de Padirac, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet.

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You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in April since evenings lows in Rocamadour dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Blois.
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Blois — 5 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau Royal de Blois and Chateau de Villandry. Family-friendly places like La Forteresse de Montbazon and Chateau d'Angers will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Blois side-trips: Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Tours (Place Plumereau & Cathedrale Saint-Gatien). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de La Fleche, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, and see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blois trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in April: highs in Blois hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 4 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sentier des Douaniers and Pointe du Grouin. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perros-Guirec: Chemin de Ronde (in Cancale), Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard) and Plage du Sillon (in Saint-Malo). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Foret de Huelgoat, get to know the fascinating history of Cap Fréhel, take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, and head off the coast to Ile de Batz.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec travel app.

You can drive from Blois to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

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Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Bayeux sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Marmottan Monet and Ile Saint-Louis. Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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