23 days in France Itinerary

23 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Paris
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lyon
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Marseille
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Bayeux. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for little chillier days in Bayeux, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Memorial de Caen
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris tour builder app.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

You can plan Lyon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

3
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Bestouan Beach (in Cassis), La Ciotat (Route des Cretes, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. June in Marseille sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Avignon, Bestouan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau & Promenade a Cheval La Marisma). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip planning tool.

Aix-en-Provence is just a short distance from Marseille. In June in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), Port du Niel (in Giens) and Hyeres (Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens & Sentier sous marin). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Guerrevieille, ride a horse along La Mene, stroll through Plage des Canebiers, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip builder tool.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Hyeres, Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

4
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Galerie1414 (in Cannes) and Espace de l'Art Concret - Centre d'art contemporain d'interet national (in Mouans-Sartoux). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder site.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Galerie1414, Espace de l'Art Concret - Centre d'art contemporain d'interet national
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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