16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Saumur
— 3 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
6
Nice
— 3 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris travel planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

3
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Chateau de Villandry and Chateau de Langeais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Blindes and Chateau de Brissac. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau in Azay-le-Rideau (about 44 minutes away). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breze and admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saumur road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Saumur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Saumur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

1
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud.

Before you visit Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Saumur to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Saumur in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

1
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

3
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Nice

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saint-Paul de Vence and Musée Marc Chagall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Vinyasa Yoga Studio & Le Suquet). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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