15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Calais
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Calais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Albi
— 3 nights
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Coimbatore International Airport

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Calais

— 2 nights

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais and Place d'Armes. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Calais Beach and Le Touquet Beach. Step out of Calais with an excursion to Parc du Marquenterre in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calais trip planner.

Coimbatore, India to Calais is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Coimbatore in March, things will get colder in Calais: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

— 3 nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Explore Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Church of Sainte-Mère-Église & Airborne Museum), La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip maker.

You can drive from Calais to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 8th (Sun), head off the coast to Ile de Batz, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then trek along Sentier des douaniers. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Malo

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Marche aux Huitres, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, then don't miss a visit to La Cite d'Aleth, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Sillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Dinan, make a trip to Centre Historique, and then stroll around Parc du Thabor.

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Drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albi

— 3 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pont Vieux and The Market Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie), Rodez (Musee Soulages Rodez & Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez) and Viaduc de Millau (in Millau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, get engrossed in the history at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cenevieres, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Albi using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Malo to Albi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Albi are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
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.