15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Mexico City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montmartre and Louvre Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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 25th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ciderie Viard, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then make a trip to Reporters Memorial, and finally learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then get to know the fascinating history of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), and finally examine the collection at Musee Angladon.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bayeux to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in August; daily highs in Avignon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

1
night
Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at La plage, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas day trip planning site .

You can drive from Avignon to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Lavandou
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then look for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. August in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Sarlat and Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdosb. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Puymartin and Castillo Feudal de Benyac are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Manoir de Gisson, make a trip to Sarlat Vue du Ciel, sample the tasty concoctions at Biere Artisanale Sarlat, and trek along Voie Verte et Veloroute.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip site .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne in August, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Manoir de Gisson ©
Manoir de Gisson
Chateau de Puymartin ©
Chateau de Puymartin

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