8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Lyon
— 1 night
2
Rouen
— 1 night
3
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 1 night
4
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
5
Nantes
— 1 night
6
Albi
— 2 nights

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Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 16th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nizier, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, see the interesting displays at Maison des Canuts, take an in-depth tour of Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, then see the interesting displays at Musee Urbain Tony Garnier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon online attractions planner.

Chennai, India to Lyon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. In January, Lyon is colder than Chennai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites
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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon ©
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon
Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon ©
Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon
Maison des Canuts ©
Maison des Canuts

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Martainville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, admire the masterpieces at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, then examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee national de l'Education.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rouen day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Rouen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Rouen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, Chateau de Martainville
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Musee national de l'Education ©
Musee national de l'Education
Chateau de Martainville ©
Chateau de Martainville
Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut ©
Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, contemplate the long history of Maison de la Liberation, stop by Ferme de la Sapiniere, then appreciate the history behind Les Braves, and finally pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer journey planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
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Ferme de la Sapiniere ©
Ferme de la Sapiniere
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944 ©
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Usine maremotrice EDF de la Rance, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Nick, enjoy the sand and surf at Longchamps Beach, kick back and relax at Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais), then stop by Patisserie Chocolaterie Philippe BOUVIER, and finally see the interesting displays at Le monde du coquillage.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Lunaire, Usine maremotrice EDF de la Rance, Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais)
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Plage du Nick ©
Plage du Nick
Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Le monde du coquillage ©
Le monde du coquillage

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Place Graslin, examine the collection at Musee de l'Imprimerie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, take a tour of Belem, then see the interesting displays at HAB Galerie Hangar a Bananes, and finally stop by Guerlais Chocolatier,.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Nantes day trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Nantes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Nantes sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Musee de l'Imprimerie ©
Musee de l'Imprimerie
HAB Galerie Hangar a Bananes ©
HAB Galerie Hangar a Bananes
Eglise Sainte Croix ©
Eglise Sainte Croix

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 21st (Tue), stop by Les Poteries d'Albi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, admire the striking features of Palais de la Berbie, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Quartier Du Castelviel, and finally stroll around Park Rochegude.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Albi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Nantes to Albi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche
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Palais de la Berbie ©
Palais de la Berbie
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-la-Dreche

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