13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11​h
1
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Quimper
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Roanne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with Nature-Escapade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Pierre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Toulouse is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Toulouse. Traveling from Montreal in October, expect Toulouse to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature-Escapade, Mirepoix Cathedral, Abbaye Saint Pierre, Grotte du Mas d'Azil
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Nature-Escapade ©
Nature-Escapade
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at La ville d'Hiver and then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Citadelle de Blaye, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Roanne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

La ville d'Hiver, Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, Chateau Cantenac
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Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean
La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac

2
nights
Quimper

Quimper ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee Departemental Breton, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Ris, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Ronan.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quimper trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Quimper in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bordeaux in October, you will find days in Quimper are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Quimper

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eglise de Saint Ronan, Plage du Ris
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Plage du Ris ©
Plage du Ris
Musee Departemental Breton ©
Musee Departemental Breton

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Quimper to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roanne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Nature Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

1
night
Roanne

Roanne ©
Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne, contemplate the long history of Le Bourg Medieval de Villerest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Villerest.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Roanne visit planning site .

You can drive from Paris to Roanne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Roanne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Roanne

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Villerest
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Eglise Saint-Etienne ©
Eglise Saint-Etienne
Lac de Villerest ©
Lac de Villerest

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Palace of Versailles.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Roanne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery ©
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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