21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Nantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Dinan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Tours
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Strasbourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Montreal

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Puy du Fou and Jardin des Plantes. Step out of Nantes to go to Saint-Julien-des-Landes and see Le Grand Defi, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nantes online trip itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Nantes is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Nantes due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nantes, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Dinan.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le Grand Defi, Puy du Fou
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

2
nights
Dinan

Dinan ©
Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, cool off at Alligator Bay, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint Maudez Eglise. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Avel Char, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, thenstroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally examine the collection at Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dinan road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Dinan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nantes in July: highs in Dinan hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Dinan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Avel Char, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Alligator Bay, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

4
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Bring the kids along to Futuroscope and La Vallee des Singes. Get out of town with these interesting Tours side-trips: ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan) and Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Mirabeau, admire the masterpieces at Hotel Gouin, and admire the striking features of Place Plumereau.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tours online travel route planner.

Drive from Dinan to Tours in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Dinan in July, expect nights in Tours to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Tours

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

ZooParc de Beauval, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, La Vallee des Singes, Futuroscope
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ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope
La Vallee des Singes ©
La Vallee des Singes

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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre make great kid-friendly stops. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and find something for the whole family at Jardin d'Acclimatation.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tours to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, thenwander the streets of La Petite France, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, thenstep into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strasbourg vacation website.

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Domaine Albert Seltz, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

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.
Bring the kids along to La Grande Dune du Pilat and Aquarium La Rochelle. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Statue Cyrano de Bergerac (in Bergerac City), Vieux Port (in La Rochelle) and Ribagnac (Chateau de Bridoire & La Vallee Mysterieuse). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parc Le Bournat, savor the flavors at Chocolaterie Bordeaux Maison Darricau depuis 1915, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium du Perigord Noir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel route builder tool.

Fly from Strasbourg to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Le Bugue, Ribagnac, Statue Cyrano de Bergerac, La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire

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