11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Carcassonne Center
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Antibes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Marseille
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Austin


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3
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, then walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and then wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip planner .

Paris to Bordeaux is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Bordeaux hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau Les Chaumes, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Chateau Paloumey
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron ©
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
Chateau Les Chaumes ©
Chateau Les Chaumes

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Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip planner .

Getting from Bordeaux to Toulouse by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chateau d'Eau ©
Chateau d'Eau
Saint Nicolas Church ©
Saint Nicolas Church

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Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Abbey of Saint-Hilaire.

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Getting from Toulouse to Carcassonne Center by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
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Abbey of Saint-Hilaire ©
Abbey of Saint-Hilaire

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nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palais du Roure, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol, and then learn more about the world around you at Musee Requien.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon tour planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Avignon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate
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Eglise Saint-Agricol ©
Eglise Saint-Agricol
Palais du Roure ©
Palais du Roure

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nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Antibes trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Antibes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Avignon in October since evenings lows in Antibes dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire ©

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night
Marseille

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marseille day trip planning website .

You can drive from Antibes to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks

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