60 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 6 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 6 nights
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Amboise
— 5 nights
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Dijon
— 6 nights
Train to Lyon, Fly to Nice
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Nice
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Avignon
— 3 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 11 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 5 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Zoo de Champrepus (in Champrepus), Coutances (Chateau de Gratot, Jardin des plantes de Coutances, &more) and Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a splash at Alligator Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer — 6 nights

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colleville-sur-Mer: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Ranville (Cimetières Militaires, Pegasus Memorial, &more) and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery (in Reviers). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer route planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Colleville-sur-Mer are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Atelier Galerie du bord de Seine - Michele Ratel (in Poses), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Honfleur (Notre Dame de Grace, Vieux Bassin, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

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You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Amboise.
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Amboise — 5 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Chateau de Loches (in Loches), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, savor the flavors at Caves du Pere Auguste, learn about winemaking at Chateau Gaudrelle, and get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Amboise attractions planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amboise are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.
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Dijon — 6 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Get out of town with these interesting Dijon side-trips: Chablis Vititours (in Chablis), Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Chateau Ancy-le Franc (in Ancy-le-Franc). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, relax in the rural setting at Ferme Fruirouge, take a memorable drive along Route des Grands Crus, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau De Germolles.

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You can drive from Amboise to Dijon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.
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Nice — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, make a trip to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dijon to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dijon in November, with highs in Nice at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Fondation Vasarely, &more) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Les Baux de Provence (Moulin CastelaS & Carrieres des Lumieres), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, and learn about winemaking at Les Caves Saint Charles.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Avignon attractions planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil — 11 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne (in Salignac-Eyvigues), CanoSphere (in Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) and Chateau de Castelnaud (in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, get a taste of life in the country at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and steep yourself in history at Le Regourdou.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Avignon to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. November in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) 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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