15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saumur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Fly
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 1 night
Taxi to Montélimar, Train to Paris
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial de Caen and Musee du debarquement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip builder site.

Halifax, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.
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Saumur — 2 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Le Cadre Noir, see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saumur tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Bayeux to Saumur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Saumur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec — 1 night

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des Douaniers, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec trip planner.

You can drive from Saumur to Perros-Guirec in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saumur in May, expect nights in Perros-Guirec to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bonifacio online journey planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bonifacio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Bonifacio, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bonifacio to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bonifacio in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Île de la Cité and Place de la Concorde. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Montmartre.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in May, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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