17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Versailles
— 3 nights
2
Paris
— Few hours
3
Beaune
— 2 nights
4
Chambord
— 2 nights
5
Cheverny
— 2 nights
6
Azay-le-Rideau
— 3 nights
7
Saint Martin de Re
— 2 nights
8
Bayeux
— 2 nights

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Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Trianons & The Hamlet and The Royal Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hall of Mirrors and Académie Équestre de Versailles. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Louis, don't miss a visit to Place du Marche Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie.

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London, UK to Versailles is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Versailles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint Louis ©
Cathedrale Saint Louis
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles

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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 8th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, thenstep off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at Musee du Vin de Bourgogne, stop by Athenaeum, see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, and finally do a tasting at Maison Joseph Drouhin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beaune day trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Beaune in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maison Joseph Drouhin ©
Maison Joseph Drouhin
Musee du Vin de Bourgogne ©
Musee du Vin de Bourgogne
Les Caves de l'Abbaye ©
Les Caves de l'Abbaye

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Chambord

Chambord ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine du Croc du Merle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint-Liphard, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbatiale Notre-Dame, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Clocher Saint Firmin, and finally contemplate the long history of Tour Cesar Donjon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chambord attractions tool.

You can drive from Beaune to Chambord in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Chambord, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cheverny.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Beaugency, La Collegiale Saint-Liphard, Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André, Domaine du Croc du Merle
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Abbatiale Notre-Dame ©
Abbatiale Notre-Dame
Tour Cesar Donjon ©
Tour Cesar Donjon

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Cheverny

Cheverny ©
Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Le Portail, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, and finally do a tasting at Maison des Vins de Cheverny. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mairie and then play a few rounds at Golf du Chateau de Cheverny.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cheverny online itinerary planner.

Cheverny is very close to Chambord. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Mairie ©
Mairie
Chateau de Troussay ©
Chateau de Troussay

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Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau de Langeais. Château de l'Islette and La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Symphorien, stop by La Savonnerie du Zebre, get engrossed in the history at Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, and examine the collection at Maurice Dufresne Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Azay-le-Rideau day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cheverny to Azay-le-Rideau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Azay-le-Rideau can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Martin de Re.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Langeais, Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, Eglise St-Etienne
Highlights from your plan
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

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Saint Martin de Re

Saint Martin de Re ©
Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a commune in the western French department of Charente-Maritime.It is one of the ten communes located on the Île de Ré.HistoryFortificationsSaint-Martin-de-Ré has extensive fortifications, reflecting the strategic importance of the Île de Ré. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, thenkick back and relax at Plage de l'Arnerault, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Ernest Cognacq, and finally look for gifts at Les Papas Confituriers.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Martin de Re online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Saint Martin de Re takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Saint Martin de Re sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint Martin de Re

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de l'Arnerault
Highlights from your plan
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire
Citadelle Vauban ©
Citadelle Vauban
Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re

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Bayeux

Bayeux
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Reporters Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, thenview the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. On the next day, take in the history at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Martin de Re to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Saint Martin de Re in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bayeux, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Highlights from your plan
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe

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