18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Perros-Guirec
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Albi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Carcassonne
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
La Croix-Valmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Maintenon and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, and contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Maintenon, The Trianons & The Hamlet
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cote de Granit Rose, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, then stroll through Sentier des douaniers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec journey maker tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Perros-Guirec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cote de Granit Rose
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll through Omaha Beach, then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip maker .

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

1
night
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cave de Labastide, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Albi trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Bayeux to Albi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Albi, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cave de Labastide
Highlights from your plan
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

1
night
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Albi to Carcassonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, then stroll through Plage de Vergeron, then kick back and relax at Port Grimaud Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, kick back and relax at Plage du Debarquement, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Croix-Valmer online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to La Croix-Valmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Croix-Valmer, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grimaud, Plage des Marines
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

2
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church, then contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palais du Pharo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, and finally visit The Panier.

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Drive from La Croix-Valmer to Marseille in 2 hours. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
Highlights from your plan
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
The Panier ©
The Panier
Turkish Baths

5
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Get some cultural insight at Les Calanche Cliffs and Chapelle de la Sainte Croix de Porto Vecchio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to plage de Tamaricciu and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Sari-Solenzara (Acqua Vanua & Anse De Favone) and Bonifacio (Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio & La Tonnara Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Gorges de la Restonica, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, stop by La Taillerie du Corail, and get outside with Xtreme Sud.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Porto-Vecchio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corsica, Bonifacio, Sari-Solenzara
Highlights from your plan
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Gorges de la Restonica ©
Gorges de la Restonica

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