16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Saint-Malo
1
Saint-Malo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Nantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Limoges
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Tours
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Rennes

5
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll explore and learn at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Cathedraloscope. Step off the beaten path and head to Saint-Malo Cathedral and Le Grand Be. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Le Moulin de Moidrey (in Pontorson). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Lehon, make a trip to La Grand' Porte, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport and Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nantes.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dinan, Dol-de-Bretagne, Abbaye de Lehon, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Chateau de Gratot
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Malo Cathedral ©
Saint-Malo Cathedral
Cathedrale Saint-Samson
Cathedrale Saint-Samson
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches ©
Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step aboard Belem, thentake a stroll through Place Graslin, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue General Cambronne. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Clement, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, thensee the interesting displays at Le Maille-Breze, and finally get engrossed in the history at Le Chronographe.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nantes trip maker tool.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Nantes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Nantes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Le Chronographe ©
Le Chronographe
Le Maille-Breze ©
Le Maille-Breze
Eglise Saint-Clement ©
Eglise Saint-Clement

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Port of the Moon and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron. Chateau Les Chaumes and Chateau Beaurang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu (in La Brede), Saint-Emilion (Chateau Soutard & Clocher de l'Eglise Monolithe) and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (in Martillac). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Michel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camino de Santiago, and see the interesting displays at Fort Vauban.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planner.

Drive from Nantes to Bordeaux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Limoges.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saintes, Saint-Emilion, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, Fort Vauban, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Les Chaumes ©
Chateau Les Chaumes
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron ©
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron

2
nights
Limoges

Limoges ©
Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St. Michel des Lions, thendon't miss a visit to La Cour du Temple, thenget a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Aurelien.

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Drive from Bordeaux to Limoges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in September, expect nights in Limoges to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix ©
Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix
Cite des Metiers et des Arts ©
Cite des Metiers et des Arts
Eglise St. Michel des Lions ©
Eglise St. Michel des Lions

3
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay, get to know the fascinating history of Escalier Denis Papin, thenstop by La Chocolatiere, and finally take in the views from Pont wilson. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Basilique Saint-Julien, examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, thenexplore the world behind art at Hotel Gouin, thenexamine the collection at Musee de la Typographie, and finally contemplate the long history of Cloister of la Psalette.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tours trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limoges to Tours takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Tours are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tours

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Escalier Denis Papin, Chateau de Troussay
Highlights from your plan
Musee du Compagnonnage ©
Musee du Compagnonnage
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Chateau de Troussay ©
Chateau de Troussay

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