24 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

24 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Rouen, France
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
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Vannes, France
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang, France
— 2 nights
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Roujan, France
— 1 night
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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Falaises d'Etretat and Deauville Beach. Take a break from Rouen with a short trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church in Honfleur, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate the long history of Palais de Justice, examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Rouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon, examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally see the interesting displays at Archeoscope du Mont Saint Michel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel online route maker.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

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Saint-Malo, France

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Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Sensations Littoral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, then examine the collection at Cathedraloscope, and finally make a trip to Centre Historique.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vannes.

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Centre Historique
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Vannes, France

Vannes

Gateway to the Gulf

Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Suscinio. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Vero - Cremes & Fromages, make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, stop by Place Henri IV, then contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Remparts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vannes itinerary site.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Vannes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vannes can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

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Cote Sauvage
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Religious Site
Eglise Saint Cornely
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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Visiting Vieux Port and Plage de Chatelaillon will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Association Hermione-La Fayette and Fort Vauban. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Saint Clement des Baleines (Plage de la Conche des Baleines & Phare des Baleines). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, get engrossed in the history at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), make a trip to Citadelle Vauban, and wander the streets of Quartier Saint Nicolas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip site.

You can drive from Vannes to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

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Vieux Port
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Lighthouse
Phare des Baleines
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

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.
You'll explore and learn at La Cite du Vin and La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux. Place de la Bourse and Chateau Cantenac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Bordeaux, make a side trip to see Réserve Ornithologique du Teich in Le Teich, approximately Le Teich away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux travel app.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang.

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Chateau Cantenac
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Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang, France

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Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Mauzac and Grand-Castang was “born” on January 1, 1973 by combining the former communes of “Mauzac and Saint-Meyme de Rozens” in the valley and “Grand-Castang” on the hillside.The village has been occupied from prehistoric times, as is evidenced by numerous traces (fragments of axes, scrapers...)Its past is closely linked with the Dordogne River, which became an important commercial and cultural route in the 18th and 19th centuries. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Font de Gaume, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Parc Le Bournat, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and then examine the collection at Musee du Chai de Lardimalie.

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Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bordeaux in September since evenings lows in Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Roujan.

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Roujan, France

Roujan ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Manufacture Royale de Villeneuvette, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Grezan- Art & Culture Centre, look for gifts at Moulin de Lene, then learn about winemaking at Domaine de l'Arjolle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chateau Abbaye de Cassan.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Roujan visit planning website.

Drive from Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang to Roujan in 5 hours. Traveling from Mauzac-et-Grand-Castang in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Roujan, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beaune.

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Winery / Vineyard
Domaine de l'Arjolle
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Winery / Vineyard
Moulin de Lene
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Beaune, France

Beaune ©

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then stop by Athenaeum, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with Beaune Montgolfiere.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Beaune trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Roujan to Beaune in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Roujan in September, with highs in Beaune at 25°C and lows at 13°C. You'll set off for Brussels on the 13th (Sun).

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Winery / Vineyard
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Athenaeum
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

On the 13th (Sun), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Beaune to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Beaune in September, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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