15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
3
Strasbourg
— 1 night
4
Nice
— 2 nights
5
Marseille
— 3 nights
6
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Musee National Eugene Delacroix. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and get engrossed in the history at Maison de Balzac.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In May, Paris is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and then learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pegasus Memorial
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

1
night
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Bartholdi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, thensee the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, and finally stop by La Petite France.

Before you visit Strasbourg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Strasbourg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, you will find days in Strasbourg are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Colmar
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Musee Bartholdi ©
Musee Bartholdi
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

2
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, thenmake a trip to Fort du Mont Alban, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, admire the masterpieces at Musée National Picasso, thencontemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle du Rosaire.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musée National Picasso, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Chapelle du Rosaire, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Fort du Mont Alban
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Let the collections at Musee Granet and Musee des Beaux-Arts capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence to see Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau d'If, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aix-en-Provence
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Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 27th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, thensteep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally visit Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, thenstep into the grandiose world of Rennes le chateau, thensteep yourself in history at Musee Berenger Sauniere, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villerouge-Termenes.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center journey maker website.

You can drive from Marseille to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rennes-le-Chateau, Chateau de Villerouge-Termenes
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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