30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Blois
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and Colline du Chateau overlook. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Petite Cave de Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Juan-les-Pins (Delalandre Institut & Easy Dive). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nice road trip planning website.

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

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 20th (Tue), make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at U Porcu Ranger, then take in the waterfront at Port de Plaisance de Bonifacio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bonifacio trip 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, plan for slightly colder nights in Bonifacio, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Attractions like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Palais des Papes make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau des Baux de Provence and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Parc Animalier de la Barben (in La Barben), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum, explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon travel planner.

Fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 25th (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, then see the interesting displays at Musee Champollion, and finally make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte du Pech-Merle, stop by La Ferme de Vigne Haute, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and finally Head underground at Grottes de Lacave.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rocamadour when traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in April, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bonaguil, and finally stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip planning app.

Getting from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) 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.
Kids will enjoy Chateau Royal de Blois and La Forteresse de Montbazon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Langeais and Chateau de Villandry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blois: Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau), Tours (Place Plumereau & Cathedrale Saint-Gatien) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord.

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You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blois: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Ile Renote, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally stroll through Sentier des Douaniers. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falaises de Tredrez, then go for a walk through Sentier Des Douaniers, then make a trip to La Vallee des Saints, and finally steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec tour planner.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Blois in May: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial de Caen and Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip planner.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Hotel de Ville. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for 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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