30 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 5 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
— 5 nights
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Nice — 5 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 Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Family-friendly places like Marineland and Musée Marc Chagall will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, La Croisette, &more), Antibes (Musee Picasso & Wine Shop Flacons Divins) and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI (in Biot). Next up on the itinerary: visit Old Town, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour planning app.

Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Nice. Traveling from Washington in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau des Baux de Provence and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Nimes (Tour Magne & Jardins de la Fontaine), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). There's lots more to do: trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon tour builder.

You can 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. In April, daytime highs in Avignon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) 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 23rd (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then 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 the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online 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 in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at La Ferme de Vigne Haute, see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, and finally contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier de Gramat, explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip builder app.

Getting from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Rocamadour by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip tool.

Drive from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
Family-friendly places like Chateau Royal de Blois and La Forteresse de Montbazon will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale De Bourges and Chateau de Langeais. 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 Villandry (in Villandry). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Futuroscope. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Chambord, and admire the striking features of Palais Jacques-Coeur.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blois road trip planning app.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Blois by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in April, expect nights in Blois to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Pointe du Grouin. Explore hidden gems such as Sentier des Douaniers and Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Explore Perros-Guirec's surroundings by going to Plevenon (Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon & Cap Fréhel), Chemin de Ronde (in Cancale) and Plage du Sillon (in Saint-Malo). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Huelgoat, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, enjoy breathtaking views from Les Remparts de Dinan, and get outside with Ile Renote.

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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 little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen. On the next day, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, head outdoors with Omaha Beach, 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 maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris 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. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) 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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