13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ault
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Giverny
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
4
Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Perouges
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & Bibliotheque Municipale de Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ault.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Ault

Ault ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Ault Lighthouse, make a trip to Le Kahl Burg, take some stellar pictures from Vue panoramique, thenmake a trip to Musee Louis - Philippe, and finally stroll through Beach of Bois de Cise.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ault trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Ault takes 3 hours. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Ault, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Giverny.

Things to do in Ault

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Le Treport, Musee Louis - Philippe
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Musee Louis - Philippe ©
Musee Louis - Philippe
Vue panoramique ©
Vue panoramique
Le Kahl Burg ©
Le Kahl Burg

1
night
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 13th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Giverny online travel planner.

Drive from Ault to Giverny in 2.5 hours. In August in Giverny, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny
Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon ©
Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon

1
night
Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert ©
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.Situated in the narrow valley of the Gellone river where it meets the steep sided gorge of the Hérault River, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is essentially a medieval village located on the Chemin de St-Jacques pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella.HistoryThe village has maintained its historic state. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Musee du Village d'Antan, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Gellone.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert road trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Giverny to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Giverny in August, with highs in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert ©
Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert
Kayaking & Canoeing
Musee du Village d'Antan ©
Musee du Village d'Antan

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more), La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes) and Eglise Saint-Trophyme (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, test your problem-solving skills at Mystery Games, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely.

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Getting from Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marseille are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Perouges.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Le Lavandou, La Ciotat, Eglise Saint-Trophyme, Saint Michel Church
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

2
nights
Perouges

Perouges ©
Pérouges is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges and then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Perouges online tour itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Marseille to Perouges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in August: high temperatures in Perouges hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perouges

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Perouges

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