16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
3
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
5
Nice
— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Île de la Cité and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme, and deepen your understanding at La Sorbonne.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, Paris is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Pegasus Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Change things up with a short trip to World War 2 Museum in Quineville (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, get engrossed in the history at Musee Baron Gerard, explore the ancient world of Chateau de Caen, and take in the history at Maisy Battery.

Make your Bayeux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maisy Battery, Pegasus Memorial, Chateau de Caen, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie ©
Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

2
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Explore hidden gems such as Cathar Castles and Canal du Midi. Visit Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne and Cité de Carcassonne for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne Center side-trips: Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne), Musee Berenger Sauniere (in Rennes-le-Chateau) and Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina (in Lagrasse).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bayeux in May, expect Carcassonne Center to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Canal du Midi, Chateau de Chalabre, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Musee Berenger Sauniere, Vinaigrerie Cyril Codina
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne ©
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Abbaye de Fontfroide

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon are in your itinerary. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee des Docks Romains and don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Marseille by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée National Picasso will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon and explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chapelle du Rosaire, Musée National Picasso, Les Gorges du Verdon, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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