16 days in France Itinerary

16 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Amboise
— 1 night
3
La Rochelle
— 5 nights
4
Bordeaux
— 4 nights

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately Marne-la-Vallee away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey tool.

Bristol, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise online travel planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Family-friendly places like Puy du Fou and Le Grand Defi will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes) and Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte (in Les Sables-d'Olonne). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, explore the activities along Vieux Port, and learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Rochelle online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Amboise to La Rochelle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zoo de La Palmyre, Puy du Fou, Le Grand Defi, Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi

4
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.
Attractions like Aquarium du Perigord Noir and Place de la Bourse make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac), Chateau de Panisseau (in Thenac) and Ribagnac (La Vallee Mysterieuse & Chateau de Bridoire). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Thouars.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Le Bugue, Ribagnac, Chateau Cluzeau, Chateau de Panisseau
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Aquarium du Perigord Noir ©
Aquarium du Perigord Noir
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

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