15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  7​h
1
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Mandelieu-la-Napoule
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
La Croix-Valmer
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Bring the kids along to Omaha Beach and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Pegasus Memorial for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Mandelieu-la-Napoule ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee du Parfum Fragonard will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage du Chateau and Plage du Midi. Change things up with a short trip to Waterworld lake of gaudrade in Puget-sur-Argens (about 48 minutes away).

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Mandelieu-la-Napoule online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Mandelieu-la-Napoule. Traveling from Paris in August, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Plage du Midi, Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Musee Fragonard
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Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

4
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Relax by the water at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage du Debarquement. Explore La Croix-Valmer's surroundings by going to Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie & Plage de l'Estagnol) and Le Lavandou (Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage d'Aiguebelle, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach and stroll through Plage de Vergeron.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to La Croix-Valmer takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mandelieu-la-Napoule in August, expect nights in La Croix-Valmer to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

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