51 days in France Itinerary

51 days in France Itinerary

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51 days in France Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Frejus
— 6 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Le Lavandou
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Rocamadour
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h
8
Perros-Guirec
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Bayeux
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Visit plage de Tamaricciu and Plage de Tarco for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iles Lavezzi and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, & more) and Anse De Favone (in Sari-Solenzara). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorges de la Restonica, and stop by La Taillerie du Corail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Porto-Vecchio trip simple and quick.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Porto-Vecchio is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Porto-Vecchio is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Porto-Vecchio is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Frejus.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Gorges de la Restonica, Anse De Favone
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Iles Lavezzi ©
Iles Lavezzi
Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

6
nights
Frejus

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Get outdoors at Les Gorges du Verdon and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus and Castle Bargeme. Explore Frejus' surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Castellane), Lac de Saint-Cassien (in Tanneron) and Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), stroll through La Pointe de l'Aiguille, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Frejus online road trip planner .

Getting from Porto-Vecchio to Frejus by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto-Vecchio in August, expect nights in Frejus to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Castellane, Theoule sur Mer, Chocolats et Gourmandises, Lac De Sainte Croix, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Visit Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de Cavaliere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Lavandou: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Sylvabelle), La calanque de la Cron (in Cavalaire-Sur-Mer) and Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, stroll through La plage, stop by Daskalides Chocolatier, and don't miss a visit to Port de Cavalaire.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Le Lavandou tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Frejus to Le Lavandou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Cavalaire-Sur-Mer, Daskalides Chocolatier, Chateau Des Garcinieres
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

5
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and L'Artisan Nougatier. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Cascades du Sautadet (in La Roque-sur-Ceze), Les Gorges Du Toulourenc (in Malaucene) and Grotte de Saint Marcel (in Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeche). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Ventoux, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Nougaterie du Pont d'Arc, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of The Ardeche.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner .

Drive from Le Lavandou to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Domaine Lavandais - Musee de la Lavande, L'Artisan Nougatier, Grotte de Saint Marcel, Cascades du Sautadet
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Gorges de l'Ardeche ©
Gorges de l'Ardeche

6
nights
Carcassonne

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotte des Canalettes and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Quartier du Moure (in Collioure), St-Cyprien Plage (in Saint-Cyprien) and Rivesaltes (Domaine Boudau & Room Escape Games). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, and head outdoors with Lac de Jouarres.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne day trip app .

You can drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Rivesaltes, Scuba & Snorkeling, Quartier du Moure, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

3
nights
Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
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.
Get outdoors at La Foret des Singes and Rocher des Aigles. Get a sense of the local culture at Cite Religieuse and Musee du president Jacques Chirac. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets), Chateau de Montal (in Saint-Jean-Lespinasse) and Les Pans de Travassac (in Donzenac). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gouffre de Padirac, stop by Verrerie du Quercy, find something for the whole family at Nature Evasion, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Carbonnieres.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip planner .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Rocamadour in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, Rocamadour is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Montal, Nature Evasion, Musee du president Jacques Chirac, Les Pans de Travassac, Grotte des Carbonnieres
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac

5
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Grotte de Font de Gaume. Get outdoors at Lascaux II and Abri de Cap Blanc. Change things up with these side-trips from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Grotte de Lastournelle (in Sainte-Colombe-de-Villeneuve), Notre-Dame de Peyragude (in Penne d'Agenais) and Musee du Foie Gras (in Frespech). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, cool off at Jacquou parc, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and take an in-depth tour of L'Abri Cro-Magnon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau des Milandes, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Jacquou parc, Musee du Foie Gras, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte de Font de Gaume ©
Grotte de Font de Gaume
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

4
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des douaniers and Cote de Granit Rose. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Carantec and Plage de la Comtesse. Venture out of the city with trips to Plougonvelin (Phare Saint-Mathieu & Musee Memoires 39-45), Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec (in Locquirec) and La Recre des Trois Cures (in Milizac). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Grande Plage des Rosaires.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Perros-Guirec in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in September: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plougonvelin, Carantec, La Recre des Trois Cures, La Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual, Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Omaha Beach and Plages de Houlgate for some beach relaxation. Visiting Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Le Havre de Portbail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Sainte-Mere-Eglise (La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument & Airborne Museum) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll through Plage du Plat Gousset, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Plage du Plat Gousset, Pointe D'Agon, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee D-Day Omaha
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Ile Saint-Louis. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens), Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Gros-Horloge) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau Royal de Blois, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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