18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Uzes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gigondas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nimes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandol
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orcival
— 3 nights

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Uzes

— 4 nights
Uzès is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.It lies about 25km north-northeast of Nîmes.HistoryOriginally Ucetia or Eutica in Latin, Uzès was a small Gallo-Roman oppidum, or administrative settlement. Your list of things to see and do now includes Espace Rabelais, Truffles of Uzes, La Cave d'Uzes, and other attractions. Explore Uzes' surroundings by going to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Horseback Riding Tours, &more), Nimes (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Et-Saint-Castor de Nimes, La Maison Carree, &more) and Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, awaken your taste buds at Winery Plus Tours, see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes, and have fun and explore at Musee 1900.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uzes trip maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport and Marseille Provence Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Uzes can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Gigondas.

Things to do in Uzes

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gigondas

— 4 nights
Gigondas is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.GeographyGigondas lies in between Vacqueyras and Sablet at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.WineWhile the village was very famous for its 'eau purgative de Montmirail' in the 19th century, it is now home to famous wines. Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, Dentelles de Montmirail, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Gigondas to Chateauneuf-du-Pape to see Chateau La Nerthe about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Gabriel Meffre, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de l'Oiselet, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Lencieux, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Denis.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gigondas attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Uzes to Gigondas takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gigondas are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Gigondas

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Nimes

— 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then make a trip to Tour Magne, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple de Diane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Fontaine Amedee Pichot, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaquarium, then make a trip to Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nimes trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gigondas to Nimes takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nimes can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bandol.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bandol

— 4 nights
Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Bandol and Riviera Wine Tours has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bandol: Saint Michel Church (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Parc du Mugel, &more) and Rade de Toulon (in Toulon). And it doesn't end there: hike along Sentier Littoral, look for gifts at Les Caves de la Poste, head off the coast to Ile des Embiez, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bandol road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Bandol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orcival.

Things to do in Bandol

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Orcival

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Orcival side-trips: Château de Murol en Saint-Amant (in Saint-Amant-Tallende), Chateau de Murol (in Murol) and Vulcania (in Saint-Ours).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orcival vacation maker site.

You can drive from Bandol to Orcival in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bandol in October: high temperatures in Orcival hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F.

Things to do in Orcival

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.