11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  25 h
End: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, thendon't miss a visit to Clocher Observatoire, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, and finally don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, thenkick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, and then examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip builder website.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica to La Rochelle is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ocho Rios to La Rochelle. When traveling from Ocho Rios in June, plan for slightly colder days in La Rochelle, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rochefort, Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Plage de Chatelaillon
Highlights from your plan
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, thenstroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and finally steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux online vacation planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Bayeux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bayeux when traveling from La Rochelle in June, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Pointe du Hoc, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques and then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), thenget engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip maker app.

You can fly from Bayeux to Aix-en-Provence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bayeux in June, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

2
nights
Carcassonne

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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Just, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles. On the next day, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, thendon't miss a visit to Le site cathare de Minerve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Nazaire.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne route planner.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le site cathare de Minerve, Paroisse Saint Nazaire, Cathedrale St-Just
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale St-Just ©
Cathedrale St-Just
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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