21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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21 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Le Havre
— 4 nights
+4
train + foot + train + Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Montreal

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Le Havre

Le Havre ©
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Shop till you drop at Aces High Gallery and Les Vergers de Ducy - Domaine de la Flaguerie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like American Cemetery & Memorial and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur), Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, view the masterpieces at Galeries Bartoux Honfleur, shop like a local with Frac Basse Normandie, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Le Havre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Le Havre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Le Havre, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Le Havre

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rouen, Honfleur, Omaha Beach, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Les Vergers de Ducy - Domaine de la Flaguerie
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chartreuse de la Verne and Old Town. Appreciate the collections at Villa Noailles and Musee National de la Marine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Lavandou: L'Avenue 83 (in La Valette-du-Var), Eglise Saint Louis (in Hyeres) and Daskalides Chocolatier (in La Londe Les Maures). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, hike along Sentier Botanique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grande Plage du Lavandou, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Le Lavandou online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Le Havre to Le Lavandou takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Le Havre in May: high temperatures in Le Lavandou hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage de Gigaro, L'Avenue 83, Chartreuse de la Verne
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Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

5
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Head to La Croisette and Galerie Gabelfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul & Saint-Paul de Vence). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, step into the grandiose world of Palais Lascaris, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Galerie Gabel, Juan les Pins Main Beach, La Croisette, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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