10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
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Foot to Lannion, Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 day
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
Fly
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Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes, and then snap pictures at Pont-Neuf.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris route planner.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll around Jardin Public de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Militar Jerusalem De La Commonwealth, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chapelle des Marins, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Brelevenez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Guirec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de la Clarte.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec travel route builder site.

You can drive from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in August, you will find days in Perros-Guirec are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 1 day

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sainte-Marie, appreciate the history behind Le Badaud de Sarlat, pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, then pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Vincent le Paluel, and finally look for gifts at Moulin De La Tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Perros-Guirec to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perros-Guirec in August: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Carcassonne

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, and finally don't miss a visit to Notre Dame du Cros.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, Carcassonne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bormes-Les-Mimosas

— 3 nights
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Sanctuaire Notre-Dame des Anges and La Certosa di La Verne will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Bonporteau and Plage de Jean Blanc. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Sylvabelle in La Croix-Valmer (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with Jet 007, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule.

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Fly from Carcassonne to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.