16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Arbois
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Baume-les-Messieurs
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Tourtour
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Lourmarin
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Gordes
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La Garde-Adhemar
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Les Baux de Provence
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Castelnou
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Villefranche-de-Conflent
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Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges
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Cordes-sur-Ciel
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Montpeyroux
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Rocamadour
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Turenne
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Beynac-et-Cazenac
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Saint-Emilion
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Vouvant
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Giverny
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Arbois

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Arbois is a commune in the Jura department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the galleries of La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, then look for gifts at Chocolats Hirsinger, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois, and finally take in the views from Pont des Capucins.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Arbois route builder app.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Arbois is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Arbois are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Arbois

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Baume-les-Messieurs

— 1 night
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baume-les-Messieurs tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arbois to Baume-les-Messieurs in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Historic Sites

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Moustiers Sainte-Marie fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Baume-les-Messieurs to Moustiers Sainte-Marie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Baume-les-Messieurs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Tourtour on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Tourtour

— 1 night
Tourtour is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Village and then make a trip to Fontaine Place des Ormeaux. Keep things going the next day: trek along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bargeme, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Roseline, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tourtour day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Tourtour takes an hour. In June in Tourtour, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Lourmarin.

Things to do in Tourtour

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lourmarin

Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourmarin online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tourtour to Lourmarin in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lourmarin are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Gordes on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Lourmarin

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Gordes

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gordes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lourmarin to Gordes takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Gordes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to La Garde-Adhemar.

Things to do in Gordes

Shopping · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhémar is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Take the guesswork out of planning a La Garde-Adhemar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gordes to La Garde-Adhemar in 1.5 hours. In June in La Garde-Adhemar, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Les Baux de Provence on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in La Garde-Adhemar

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Les Baux de Provence

— 2 nights
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Yves Brayer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, then learn about winemaking at Mas de la Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Mourgues du Gres.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Les Baux de Provence route maker site.

Drive from La Garde-Adhemar to Les Baux de Provence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Castelnou.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Castelnou

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Traveling by car from Les Baux de Provence to Castelnou takes 3 hours. June in Castelnou sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Villefranche-de-Conflent.

Things to do in Castelnou

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Villefranche-de-Conflent

— 1 night
Villefranche-de-Conflent is historically a town in the Conflent region of Catalonia, and now a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyLocalityVillefranche-de-Conflent is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades.The town's confined site, at about 440 m above sea level, is relatively level ground surrounded by the northeast-flowing river Têt (on the town's west and north), the Cady, which flows north to empty into the Têt (on the east), and a peak (at nearly 800 m), less than 800 m away (on the south).TransportRoadsThe N116 from Perpignan on the Mediterranean passes, as a two-lane highway, between the southern town wall and an embankment cut into the high ground to the south; this route continues west into the adjacent Cerdagne region.Train The town's train station starts and ends the route of the scenic Yellow train. On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ramparts of Villefranche-de-Conflent, steep yourself in history at Fort Liberia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Villefranche-de-Conflent using our trip planner.

You can drive from Castelnou to Villefranche-de-Conflent in an hour. June in Villefranche-de-Conflent sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges.

Things to do in Villefranche-de-Conflent

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

— 1 night
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is a commune (municipality) and former episcopal see in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valmirande, stroll through Gouffre de la Saoule, then take some stellar pictures from Chateau de Bramevaque, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint-Just, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte Marie.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cordes-sur-Ciel.

Things to do in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Cordes-sur-Ciel

— 1 night
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Halle de Cordes-sur-Ciel, contemplate the long history of Porte du Vainqueur, contemplate the long history of Porte de l'Horloge, then don't miss a visit to Moulin de Cajarc, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Charles Portal, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee Historama.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cordes-sur-Ciel tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges to Cordes-sur-Ciel in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Montpeyroux.

Things to do in Cordes-sur-Ciel

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montpeyroux travel site.

You can drive from Cordes-sur-Ciel to Montpeyroux in 2 hours. You'll set off for Rocamadour on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Montpeyroux

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Rocamadour

— 1 night

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocher des Aigles, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Foret des Singes, and finally contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rocamadour online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Montpeyroux to Rocamadour takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turenne.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Turenne

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Lou PE de Gril, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, make a trip to Le Moutardier du Pape, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Capucins, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Turenne.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turenne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Turenne takes an hour. While traveling from Rocamadour, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turenne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beynac-et-Cazenac.

Things to do in Turenne

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac

— 1 night
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then make a trip to Parc Archeologique de Beynac, then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Campagne. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, then stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Castelnaud, and finally contemplate the long history of Les Troglos de Belves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beynac-et-Cazenac trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turenne to Beynac-et-Cazenac in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Turenne in June, you will find days in Beynac-et-Cazenac are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion

— 1 night

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, stop by Etablissements Martin, then explore the historical opulence of Château de Sales, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie d'Art Contemporain L'Orange Bleue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Emilion journey builder.

Traveling by car from Beynac-et-Cazenac to Saint-Emilion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Vouvant.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Vouvant

— 1 day
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee national de lattre de tassigny, explore the activities along Base de Loisirs Nautisme & Plein Air, stroll around Parc Le Voucant, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Melusine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vouvant road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Emilion to Vouvant takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Giverny.

Things to do in Vouvant

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Giverny

— 1 day
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gaillon and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Giverny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vouvant to Giverny takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Vouvant in June, expect Giverny to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.