20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Lille-Lesquin Airport, Drive to Fromelles
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Fromelles
— 1 night
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Marmande
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 9 nights
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Fromelles

— 1 night
Fromelles is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles, stroll the grounds of Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mine, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Quarry Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Vermelles British Cemetery, stroll the grounds of St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial, then make a trip to Australian Memorial Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fromelles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Melbourne, Australia to Fromelles is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Fromelles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Fromelles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marmande.

Things to do in Fromelles

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Marmande

— 2 nights
Marmande is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne département in south-western France.GeographyMarmande is located 35 km north-west of Agen, on the southern railway from Bordeaux to Sète. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Duras, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Monbazillac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): tee off at Golf de St Meard and then tee off at Golf des Vigiers.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marmande itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fromelles to Marmande. When traveling from Fromelles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marmande, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Marmande

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at La Grande Dune du Pilat and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc), Saint-Emilion (Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion & Chateau Cantenac) and Friday Market (in Riberac). There's more to do: admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Marmande to Bordeaux takes 1.5 hours. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Paris

— 9 nights

City of Light

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. When in Paris, make a side trip to see The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.