19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

19 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Cassis, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Beziers, France
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Nantes, France
— 1 night
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Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France
— 1 night
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Rennes, France
— 1 night
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Caen, France
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Metz, France
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino and then take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor.

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Potenza, Italy to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Monte Carlo Harbor ©
Monte Carlo Harbor

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 3rd (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice visit planning website.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. In August, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Cassis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Cassis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Port de Cassis ©
Port de Cassis
Saint Michel Church ©
Saint Michel Church

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): visit The Panier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally stroll around Le Palais de Justice.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Cassis to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Panier ©
The Panier
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Marseille to Montpellier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beziers.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

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Beziers, France

Beziers ©
Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to The nine Locks of Fonseranes and then admire the striking features of Paroisse Saint Nazaire.

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You can drive from Montpellier to Beziers in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Beziers

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paroisse Saint Nazaire ©
Paroisse Saint Nazaire

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse day trip planner.

Drive from Beziers to Toulouse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toulouse are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Le Capitole ©
Le Capitole

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux online travel planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then ponder the design of Le Miroir d'Eau, and finally shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then stop by Le Temple du Jeu Nantes.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mouilleron-en-Pareds.

Things to do in Nantes

Highlights from your plan
Passage Pommeraye ©
Passage Pommeraye
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

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Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France

Mouilleron-en-Pareds ©
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musee national de lattre de tassigny.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mouilleron-en-Pareds travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Mouilleron-en-Pareds takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rennes.

Things to do in Mouilleron-en-Pareds

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Manoir des Sciences de Reaumur ©
Manoir des Sciences de Reaumur
Musee national de lattre de tassigny ©
Musee national de lattre de tassigny
Chateau de Sigournais ©
Chateau de Sigournais

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 13th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Rennes, walk around Parc du Thabor, get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, then don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally make a trip to Portes Mordelaises.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rennes travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mouilleron-en-Pareds to Rennes in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Virtual Room Rennes ©
Virtual Room Rennes
Parlement de Bretagne ©
Parlement de Bretagne

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Caen, France

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen trip maker tool.

Getting from Rennes to Caen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Gros-Horloge ©
Gros-Horloge

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Metz, France

Metz

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, make a trip to Place Stanislas, and then stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale, admire the landmark architecture of Corps de Garde de Metz, pause for some serene contemplation at Les Trinitaires, soak in style at Turkish baths, then contemplate the long history of Porte des Allemands, and finally make a trip to Gare de Metz-Ville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Metz road trip tool.

Drive from Rouen to Metz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

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