24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Leon
— 7 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manosque
— 2 nights
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Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montbard
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tournus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dijon
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then make a trip to Grand Degre, and finally make a trip to Tour Boucle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel attractions planner.

Haarlem, The Netherlands to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums

Leon

— 7 nights
Visit La Plage and Plage de Moliets for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like La ville d'Hiver and Phare de Contis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Les Delices De Darrigade (in Soustons), La Teste-de-Buch (Lac de Cazaux & Plage de la Salie-Nord) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leon online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Leon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in July: high temperatures in Leon hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Avignon

— 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Ile de la Barthelasse. Palais des Papes and Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), browse the exhibits of Palais du Roure, don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, and contemplate the long history of Place Crillon.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avignon trip site.

Drive from Leon to Avignon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Leon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. You'll set off for Manosque on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Manosque

— 2 nights
Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Escape the urban bustle at Fug'en Cimes and Plan d'Eau des Vannades. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centre Historique de Manosque and Notre-Dame de Romigier. Change things up with these side-trips from Manosque: Chateau de Clapier (in Mirabeau) and Prieure de Carluc (in Cereste). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Sauveur, play a few rounds at Golf du Luberon, and do a tasting at Cave Petra Viridis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Manosque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Avignon to Manosque by car takes about 2 hours. July in Manosque sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Auxerre.

Things to do in Manosque

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Auxerre

— 2 nights
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, see the interesting displays at Musee Zervos, then admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, and finally do a tasting at Domaine La Croix Montjoie. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee Saint-Germain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint Eusèbe, then make a trip to St. Peter's Church, then learn about winemaking at Domaine PL & JF Bersan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Pontigny.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Auxerre travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manosque to Auxerre. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manosque in July: high temperatures in Auxerre hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montbard.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Montbard

— 2 nights
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. On the 31st (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, take a stroll through Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Chateau de Noyers-sur-Serein, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame in Montreal, then stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Sainte-Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montbard trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auxerre to Montbard takes 1.5 hours. July in Montbard sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tournus.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tournus

— 2 nights
Tournus is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.GeographyTournus is located on the right bank of the Saône, 20 km. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Hotel Dieu-Musee Greuze, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cormatin, then steep yourself in history at Abbey of Cluny, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Dree. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Philibert, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Brancion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, then do a tasting at Les Vignerons de Mancey, and finally explore the world behind art at Hotel-Dieu de Lons-le-Saunier.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tournus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montbard to Tournus takes 2 hours. In August in Tournus, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dijon.

Things to do in Tournus

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Dijon

— 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): trek along Owl's Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Parc des Carrieres Bacquin, learn about winemaking at Quivy Gerard, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art Sacre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Elus. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lac Kir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then examine the collection at Mulot & Petitjean, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dijon online trip planner.

You can drive from Tournus to Dijon in 1.5 hours. In August in Dijon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards