15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Versailles
— 1 night
Drive
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Chartres
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— Few hours
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Deauville City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Versailles

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles online trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Versailles is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Versailles due to the time zone difference. In May, Versailles is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to Chartres.

Things to do in Versailles

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Chartres

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Chartres Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chartres trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Chartres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Chartres can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Drive from Chartres to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. June in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins d'Etretat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then examine the collection at Le Clos Arsene Lupin, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 3 hours. In June in Etretat, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Deauville City

With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Deauville Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, contemplate the long history of Les Buissonnets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Boutemont.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Deauville City attractions planner.

Getting from Etretat to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Deauville City sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Deauville City

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Sainte-Mere-Eglise to see Church of Sainte-Mère-Église about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbaye de Jumieges and St. Maclou's Church. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, get a taste of the local shopping with Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rouen trip builder website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Rouen sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for Saint-Malo on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Long cours et Cap Horniers (tour Solidor), then have fun and explore at Etoile du Roy, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, and finally contemplate the long history of Musee Jacques Cartier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo day trip website.

You can drive from Rouen to Saint-Malo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.