30 days in France Itinerary

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
— 6 nights
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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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Old Town will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot), Cannes (Le Suquet & Lérins Islands) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice online tour planner.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Nice in April, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Palais des Papes. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau des Baux de Provence and Roman Theatre of Orange. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Site Archeologique de Glanum, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

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. In May, daytime highs in Avignon are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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 5th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, trot along with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can 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 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse, identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, and finally stop by La Ferme de Vigne Haute. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave, then don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, then Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Speleologie en Quercy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rocamadour trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in May, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Rocamadour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle online journey planner.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chateau Royal de Blois and Cathedrale Saint-Gatien. Get some cultural insight at La Forteresse de Montbazon and Chateau de Langeais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blois: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Tours (Place Plumereau & Basilique Saint Martin). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Blois trip planning tool.

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. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Blois, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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 enjoy Sentier des Douaniers and Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Les Remparts de Dinan. Get out of town with these interesting Perros-Guirec side-trips: Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard), Plage du Sillon (in Saint-Malo) and Cancale (Chemin de Ronde & Pointe du Grouin). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Huelgoat, explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, step into the grandiose world of Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon, and make a trip to Centre Historique.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Blois to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Blois in May, you will find days in Perros-Guirec are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive 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 18th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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