20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Toulouse
— 2 nights
2
Brive-la-Gaillarde
— 3 nights
3
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
4
Niort
— 2 nights
5
Poitiers
— 1 night
6
Le Mans City
— 4 nights
7
Chenonceaux
— 1 night
8
Le Mont-Dore
— 2 nights

2
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse
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.
Cite de l'espace has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Church of Les Jacobins and Quai de la Daurade are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale St-Etienne and Basilique Saint-Sernin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vieux-Toulouse, take an in-depth tour of Musee Saint-Raymond, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Grand Rond.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip planning website.

Paris to Toulouse is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins
Couvent des Jacobins ©
Couvent des Jacobins
Quai de la Daurade ©
Quai de la Daurade

3
nights
Brive-la-Gaillarde

Brive-la-Gaillarde ©
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptiland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Les Pans de Travassac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye d’Aubazine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grottes de Saint-Antoine, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Labenche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brive-la-Gaillarde tour website.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in July; daily highs in Brive-la-Gaillarde reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Martel, Les Pans de Travassac, Abbaye d’Aubazine, Eglise Saint Pierre, Eglise Saint-Pierre
Highlights from your plan
Ville de Martel ©
Ville de Martel
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre
Reptiland ©
Reptiland

4
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Andre Cathedral and Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Place de la Bourse and Musee d'Aquitaine. When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see Chateau Paloumey in Ludon-Medoc, approximately Ludon-Medoc away. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brive-la-Gaillarde in July: highs in Bordeaux hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Niort.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Chateau Paloumey
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
La Fleche Saint-Michel ©
La Fleche Saint-Michel

2
nights
Niort

Niort ©
Niort is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.The population of Niort is 60,486 and more than 137,000 people live in the urban area. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): head outdoors with Venise Verte Evasion, head outdoors with Embarcadere Prada, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur'zoo de Mervent. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Donjon, browse the fresh offerings at Les Halles de Niort, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Maillezais, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Niort day trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Niort in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, you will find days in Niort are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Poitiers.

Things to do in Niort

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maillezais, Embarcadere Prada, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Venise Verte Evasion, Natur'zoo de Mervent
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Maillezais ©
Abbaye de Maillezais
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye ©
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye
Natur'zoo de Mervent ©
Natur'zoo de Mervent

1
night
Poitiers

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf, then contemplate the long history of Hotel Fume, then contemplate the long history of Hotel Berthelot, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Notre Dame la Grande.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Poitiers online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Niort to Poitiers takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Poitiers are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of Notre Dame la Grande ©
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf ©
Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf
Hotel Fume ©
Hotel Fume

4
nights
Le Mans City

Le Mans City ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans. Chapelle de la Visitation and Eglise Notre-Dame de la Couture are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Benoit, steep yourself in history at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, head outdoors with Ad'Air, and bet on your favorite at Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Le Mans City trip site.

You can drive from Poitiers to Le Mans City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum
Chapelle de la Visitation ©
Chapelle de la Visitation

1
night
Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the historical opulence of chateau Montpoupon, and finally look for gifts at La Balade des Fromages.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chenonceaux trip planning tool.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Chenonceaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Mont-Dore.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, La Balade des Fromages, chateau Montpoupon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Boat Tours & Water Sports
La Balade des Fromages ©
La Balade des Fromages

2
nights
Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Lac Pavin and Telepherique du Sancy. Get outdoors at Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet and Cascade de Vaucoux. Change things up with a short trip to Cascades d'Entraigues in Egliseneuve-d'Entraigues (about 40 minutes away).

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Le Mont-Dore trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Le Mont-Dore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Le Mont-Dore

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, Murat-le-Quaire, Les Ruchers du Sancy, Cascades d'Entraigues
Highlights from your plan
Lac Pavin ©
Lac Pavin
Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet ©
Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet
Telepherique du Sancy ©
Telepherique du Sancy

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