12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Carcassonne
— 1 night
2
Albi
— 1 night
3
Rocamadour
— 1 night
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
5
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
6
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
7
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online journey planner.

Beijing, China to Carcassonne is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In May, Carcassonne is slightly colder than Beijing - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

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Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle St Jacques, take in the views from Pont Vieux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, thenadmire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albi travel site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Albi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chapelle St Jacques
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Remparts du Chateau, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocher des Aigles, thenidentify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, and finally steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rocamadour holiday planner.

Drive from Albi to Rocamadour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Remparts du Chateau ©
Remparts du Chateau
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 15th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rocamadour to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, thenget to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Ile de Batz, thenexplore the historical opulence of chateau de Kergrist, and then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Perros-Guirec takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in May: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abbaye de Beauport, Ile de Batz, chateau de Kergrist
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport
chateau de Kergrist ©
chateau de Kergrist

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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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, thensee the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) ©

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, thenstep off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenHead underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bonifacio journey planner.

Getting from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Bonifacio by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage De Roccapina
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Off-Road Tours
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

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