15 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

15 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Reims, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Lille, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Canada

5
nights
Paris, France

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Montreal to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 13th (Sat), play a few rounds at Ugolf Reims-Bezannes, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, don't miss a visit to Palais du Tau, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. On your second day here, admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube, do a tasting at WineBubbles, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Reims dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

2
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, then admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, and finally don't miss a visit to Grande Place. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and finally take in the history at VirtualRoom.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lille online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Reims, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lille, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
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4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Nepomucenusbrug, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), examine the collection at Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey maker.

You can take a train from Lille to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
The Markt ©
The Markt

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