16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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16 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11​h
1
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bordeaux
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Quimper
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Roanne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then contemplate the long history of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse holiday maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Toulouse is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Toulouse is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Toulouse at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins

1
night
Bordeaux

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux day trip site .

Traveling by train from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Quimper.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)

4
nights
Quimper

Quimper ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plage Bonaparte and Carnac stones. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Museum (Port-Musee) and Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Fonds Helene et Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture (in Landerneau), Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles (in Perros-Guirec) and Ile de Batz (in Roscoff).

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Quimper day trip planning website .

You can drive from Bordeaux to Quimper in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bordeaux in October, you will find days in Quimper are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Quimper

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, Plage de Lostmarc'h, Plage De La Banche, Plage Bonaparte, Le Fonds Helene & Edouard Leclerc pour la Culture
Highlights from your plan
Ile de Batz ©
Ile de Batz
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones
Port Museum (Port-Musee) ©
Port Museum (Port-Musee)

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.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Quimper to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Roanne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Roanne

Roanne ©
Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. On the 1st (Thu), get outside with Le Lac des Sapins and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Roche. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee de Beaux Arts et d'Archeologie Joseph Dechelette and then don't miss a visit to La Tour Saint Maurice.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Roanne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Paris to Roanne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Roanne

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le Lac des Sapins, Chateau de La Roche
Highlights from your plan
Le Lac des Sapins ©
Le Lac des Sapins
Chateau de La Roche ©
Chateau de La Roche

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Paris Plage, explore the activities along Seine River, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and then explore the historical opulence of Luxembourg Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Roanne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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