12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Deauville City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Dinan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Concarneau
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Lorient
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Vannes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Paimpont
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Rennes
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. On the next day, make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, then steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rouen road trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Rouen is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historial Jeanne d’Arc ©
Historial Jeanne d’Arc
Musee Secq des Tournelles ©
Musee Secq des Tournelles
Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen ©

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Deauville City

Deauville City ©
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Promenade Marcel Proust.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Deauville City travel planning tool.

Drive from Rouen to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Deauville City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Promenade Marcel Proust
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Hippodrome Deauville La Touques ©
Hippodrome Deauville La Touques
Casino Barriere de Deauville ©
Casino Barriere de Deauville

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Plage de Bon-Secours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Longchamps Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Saint-Malo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Lunaire, Plage de Saint-Enogat
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Bon-Secours ©
Plage de Bon-Secours
Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Pointe du Decolle ©
Pointe du Decolle

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and then get engrossed in the history at Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dinan.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel ©
Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel

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Dinan

Dinan
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Dinan and then contemplate the long history of Les Remparts de Dinan.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dinan trip builder app.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Dinan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Dinan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de la Hunaudaye
Chateau de la Hunaudaye
Chateau de Dinan ©
Chateau de Dinan
La Tour de l'Horloge ©
La Tour de l'Horloge

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Dinan to Perros-Guirec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Concarneau.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

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Concarneau

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Concarneau route builder site.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Concarneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Concarneau sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lorient.

Things to do in Concarneau

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Peche ©
Musee de la Peche
Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Maison Georges Larnicol ©
Maison Georges Larnicol

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Lorient

Lorient ©
Lorient is on the south coast of Brittany where the river Scorff and the river Blavet join to form an estuary before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Etang du Ter, grab your bike and head to Voie Verte Lorient Ploemeur, then admire the masterpieces at La Galerie du Faouedic, then learn about all things military at Keroman Submarine Base, and finally see the interesting displays at Sous-Marin Flore.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lorient travel route site.

Getting from Concarneau to Lorient by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vannes.

Things to do in Lorient

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keroman Submarine Base ©
Keroman Submarine Base
Sous-Marin Flore ©
Sous-Marin Flore
La Galerie du Faouedic ©
La Galerie du Faouedic

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Vannes

Vannes ©
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Vincent, make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, then take a stroll through Place Henri IV, and finally look for gifts at Maison Georges Larnicol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vannes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Lorient to Vannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paimpont.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Porte Saint-Vincent ©
Porte Saint-Vincent
Maison Georges Larnicol ©
Maison Georges Larnicol

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Paimpont

Paimpont ©
Paimpont is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Paimpont are called Paimpontais in French. On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Tombeau de Merlin / Fontaine de Jouvence, then explore the ancient world of Hotie de Viviane, then take in the exciting artwork at Les Poupees Grand-Mere, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontaine de Barenton.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paimpont trip website.

Traveling by car from Vannes to Paimpont takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rennes.

Things to do in Paimpont

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fontaine de Barenton ©
Fontaine de Barenton
Les Poupees Grand-Mere ©
Les Poupees Grand-Mere
Hotie de Viviane ©
Hotie de Viviane

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Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Les Champs Libres.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rennes day trip app.

Getting from Paimpont to Rennes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Rennes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Karting Cap Malo, Le Bois Orcan, Maison du Canal d'Ille et Rance, Poney Club de Combourg
Highlights from your plan
Le Bois Orcan ©
Le Bois Orcan
Les Champs Libres ©
Les Champs Libres
Maison du Canal d'Ille et Rance ©
Maison du Canal d'Ille et Rance

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