20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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La Tranche sur Mer
— 4 nights
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Azur
— 3 nights
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Portiragnes
— 3 nights
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Le Bugue
— 4 nights
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Saumur
— 3 nights
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Dol-de-Bretagne
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La Tranche sur Mer

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Plage de la Terriere and Marais Communal. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Les Poneys d'O Village and Vendee Kart.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Tranche sur Mer online vacation planner.

Saint-Malo to La Tranche sur Mer is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Saint-Malo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Tranche sur Mer, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Azur.

Things to do in La Tranche sur Mer

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Azur

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dinausore Parc and Dinosaures Parc. Get outdoors at Au Pont Neuf and Plage de Messanges Nord. Step out of Azur with an excursion to Basilique de Buglose in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul--about 36 minutes away.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Azur holiday planner.

You can drive from La Tranche sur Mer to Azur in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Azur can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Portiragnes.

Things to do in Azur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Portiragnes

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee Archeologique Jean Saluste and Bunker 638. Get in touch with nature at Plage des Orpellieres and Sentier Pedagogique de Portiragnes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portiragnes vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Azur to Portiragnes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Le Bugue.

Things to do in Portiragnes

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Bugue

— 4 nights
Le Bugue is a commune in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.GeographyLe Bugue is located on the banks of the Vézère River a few kilometres before the confluence of the Vézère with the Dordogne River at Limeuil. Get in touch with nature at Grotte Bara Bahau and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Campagne and Parc Le Bournat. Take a break from Le Bugue with a short trip to Chateau de l'Herm in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Labyrinthe Prehistorique, pick up some local products at La Maison Paysanne, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, and Head underground at Grotte de Rouffignac.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Le Bugue vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Portiragnes to Le Bugue takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Portiragnes in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Le Bugue, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saumur.

Things to do in Le Bugue

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Saumur

— 3 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Villandry and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and Chateau de Saumur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saumur: Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache (in Sache) and Maurice Dufresne Museum (in Azay-le-Rideau). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Distillery Combier, examine the collection at Musee du Champignon, learn about winemaking at Ackerman, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saumur tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Le Bugue to Saumur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Le Bugue in June, you will find days in Saumur are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Dol-de-Bretagne.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Dol-de-Bretagne

— 2 nights
Dol-de-Bretagne, cited in most historical records under its Breton name of Dol, is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine département in Brittany in northwestern France.HistoryIn 549, the Welsh Saint Teilo was documented as coming to Dol where he joined Samson of Dol and to this very day the fruit groves which they planted remain and are known as the groves of Teilo and Samson. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Le Haras du Buot. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, explore the historical opulence of Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Lehon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Malo de Dinan, then head outdoors with Mont Dol, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Jules Revert.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dol-de-Bretagne travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Saumur to Dol-de-Bretagne in 3 hours. While traveling from Saumur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dol-de-Bretagne, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dol-de-Bretagne

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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.