24 days in France Itinerary

24 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Toulouse
— 3 nights
2
Brive-la-Gaillarde
— 3 nights
3
Bordeaux
— 4 nights
4
Niort
— 3 nights
5
Poitiers
— 2 nights
6
Le Mans City
— 3 nights
7
Chenonceaux
— 1 night
8
Le Mont-Dore
— 3 nights

3
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You've now added Cite de l'espace to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Les Jacobins and Couvent des Jacobins. Explore hidden gems such as Quai de la Daurade and Canal de Brienne (Le). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin and don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toulouse trip itinerary planning site.

La Farlede to Toulouse is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins
Couvent des Jacobins ©
Couvent des Jacobins
Quai de la Daurade ©
Quai de la Daurade

3
nights
Brive-la-Gaillarde

Brive-la-Gaillarde ©
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lascaux II. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Les Pans de Travassac, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye d’Aubazine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grottes de Saint-Antoine, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Labenche.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brive-la-Gaillarde trip builder app.

Getting from Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toulouse in July; daily highs in Brive-la-Gaillarde reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Brive-la-Gaillarde

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye d’Aubazine, Les Pans de Travassac, Lascaux II, Eglise Saint Pierre
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Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre
Lascaux II ©
Lascaux II
Abbaye d’Aubazine ©
Abbaye d’Aubazine

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Cite du Vin as well as La Grande Dune du Pilat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Place de la Bourse and Chateau du Taillan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee d'Aquitaine and Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Église Notre-Dame, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Paul.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Brive-la-Gaillarde in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Niort.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Église Notre-Dame ©
Église Notre-Dame
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine

3
nights
Niort

Niort ©
Niort is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France.The population of Niort is 60,486 and more than 137,000 people live in the urban area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Embarcadere de l'Abbaye and Natur'zoo de Mervent. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbaye de Maillezais and Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise. Explore Niort's surroundings by going to Musee du Charronnage et de la Tonnellerie (in Coulonges sur l'Autize) and L’Eglise de Surgeres (in Surgeres). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Hilaire, head outdoors with Venise Verte Evasion, see the interesting displays at Maison du Marais Poitevin, and pick up some local products at Les Halles de Niort.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Niort in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Niort, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Poitiers.

Things to do in Niort

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maillezais, Coulon, Musee du Charronnage et de la Tonnellerie, L’Eglise de Surgeres, Venise Verte Evasion
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Maillezais ©
Abbaye de Maillezais
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye ©
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye
Natur'zoo de Mervent ©
Natur'zoo de Mervent

2
nights
Poitiers

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Popular historic sites such as Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf and Hotel Berthelot are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Hotel Fume and Fabrique de Parapluies.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Poitiers tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Niort to Poitiers in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Poitiers sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf ©
Eglise Saint-Jean de Montierneuf
Hotel Fume ©
Hotel Fume
Hotel Berthelot ©
Hotel Berthelot

3
nights
Le Mans City

Le Mans City ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Benoit, stop by Palais des Thes, appreciate the history behind Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Pre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally examine the collection at Musee de Tesse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Pierre La Cour, take an in-depth tour of Carre Plantagenet, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Couture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Visitation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Mans City attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Poitiers to Le Mans City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans
Chapelle de la Visitation ©
Chapelle de la Visitation
Eglise Saint-Benoit ©
Eglise Saint-Benoit

1
night
Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by La Balade des Fromages.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Chenonceaux trip planning app.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Chenonceaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Chenonceaux, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Mont-Dore.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, La Balade des Fromages
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Boat Tours & Water Sports
La Balade des Fromages ©
La Balade des Fromages

3
nights
Le Mont-Dore

Le Mont-Dore ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Telepherique du Sancy and La Grande Cascade. Get in touch with nature at Puy du Sancy and Hot Source Croizat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Mont-Dore: Puy de la Vache (in Saint-Genes-Champanelle), Chateau de la Batisse (in Chanonat) and Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin (in Saint-Saturnin).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Le Mont-Dore trip builder.

Traveling by car from Chenonceaux to Le Mont-Dore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Le Mont-Dore sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Mont-Dore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murat-le-Quaire, Puy de la Vache, Chateau de la Batisse, Eglise Notre Dame de Saint Saturnin, Cascade de Vaucoux
Highlights from your plan
Telepherique du Sancy ©
Telepherique du Sancy
Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet ©
Cascade du Queureuilh et du Rossignolet
Cascade de Vaucoux ©
Cascade de Vaucoux

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