10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner

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Laval
— 1 night
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Saumur
— 2 nights
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Amboise
— 3 nights
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Blois
— 3 nights
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Laval

— 1 night
Laval is a town in western France, about 300km west-southwest of Paris, and the capital of the Mayenne department. You've now added Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnieres to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnieres.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Laval trip planning app.

Angers to Laval is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Saumur.

Things to do in Laval

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saumur: Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Le Cadre Noir, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, and learn about winemaking at Caves Louis de Grenelle.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saumur day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Laval to Saumur takes 2 hours. In May in Saumur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Amboise

— 3 nights
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Langeais. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, stop by La Balade des Fromages, do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, and see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amboise online vacation planner.

You can drive from Saumur to Amboise in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Blois

— 3 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Step out of Blois to go to Bourges and see Cathedrale De Bourges, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, see the interesting displays at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, and stroll around Les Jardins de l’Ancien Eveche.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Blois trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amboise to Blois in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Blois sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

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.