28 days in France Itinerary

28 days in France Itinerary

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Cherbourg-Octeville
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Avranches
— 1 night
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Dol-de-Bretagne
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Redon
— 1 night
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Tours
— 1 night
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Limoges
— 1 night
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Bayonne
— 1 night
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Pau
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Nice
— 1 night
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Verchaix
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 1 night
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Chalon-sur-Saone
— 1 night
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Dijon
— 1 night
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Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Nancy
— 1 night
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Toul
— 1 night
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Bar-le-Duc
— 1 night
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Reims
— 1 night
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Bondy
— 1 night
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Paris
— 5 nights

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cherbourg-Octeville online trip itinerary planner.

York, UK to Cherbourg-Octeville is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avranches.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau des Ravalet, Nez de Jobourg
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Ravalet ©
Chateau des Ravalet
Nez de Jobourg ©
Nez de Jobourg

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Avranches

Avranches ©
Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avranches online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cherbourg-Octeville to Avranches by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Avranches, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Dol-de-Bretagne.

Things to do in Avranches

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Vieux Pont de Ducey
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Gervais d'Avranches ©
Basilique Saint-Gervais d'Avranches
Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs

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Dol-de-Bretagne

Dol-de-Bretagne ©
Dol-de-Bretagne, cited in most historical records under its Breton name of Dol, is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine département in Brittany in northwestern France.HistoryIn 549, the Welsh Saint Teilo was documented as coming to Dol where he joined Samson of Dol and to this very day the fruit groves which they planted remain and are known as the groves of Teilo and Samson. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Menhir du Champ Dolent.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dol-de-Bretagne online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Avranches to Dol-de-Bretagne takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Dol-de-Bretagne

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Menhir du Champ Dolent ©
Menhir du Champ Dolent
Cathedraloscope ©
Cathedraloscope

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Sillon.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint-Malo trip planning app.

Saint-Malo is very close to Dol-de-Bretagne. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redon.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Bon-Secours ©
Plage de Bon-Secours
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Tombeau de Chateaubriand ©
Tombeau de Chateaubriand

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Redon

Redon ©
Redon is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sauveur Abbey.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Redon visit planner.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Redon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tours.

Things to do in Redon

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parcours Aventure de l'Ile aux Pies, Site Megalithique de Saint-Just
Highlights from your plan
Le Musee de la Batellerie de L'ouest ©
Le Musee de la Batellerie de L'ouest
St. Sauveur Abbey ©
St. Sauveur Abbey

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), browse the different shops at Les Halles, look for gifts at Mille et un vins, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Tours, and finally walk around Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tours trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Redon to Tours in 3.5 hours. July in Tours sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limoges.

Things to do in Tours

Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Botanique de Tours ©
Jardin Botanique de Tours
Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe ©
Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe
Les Halles ©
Les Halles

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Limoges

Limoges ©
Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Parc de l'Aurence and then head outdoors with Tarz en Arbres.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Limoges trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tours to Limoges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Limoges are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in Limoges

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tarz en Arbres ©
Tarz en Arbres
Parc de l'Aurence ©
Parc de l'Aurence

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Bayonne

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayonne trip maker tool.

You can drive from Limoges to Bayonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pau.

Things to do in Bayonne

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Spas

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Pau

Pau
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Martin.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pau travel planner.

Drive from Bayonne to Pau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pau are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lac des Carolins
Highlights from your plan
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Cueillette de l'Aragnon ©
Cueillette de l'Aragnon
Lac des Carolins ©
Lac des Carolins

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 15th (Thu), do a tasting at Chateau Canet and then head outdoors with Eaurizon.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne vacation planning website.

You can drive from Pau to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Pau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carcassonne, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Outdoors · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get outside with Promenade du Paillon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Verchaix.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Haut de Cagnes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire ©
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire

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Verchaix

Verchaix ©
Verchaix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.GeographyVerchaix is located on a small plateau above the north bank of the river Giffre. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chartreuse de Melan, get outside with Grotte de Balme, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade de l'Englennaz.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Verchaix online vacation planner.

You can drive from Nice to Verchaix in 6 hours. Traveling from Nice in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Verchaix. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Verchaix

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Balme, Cascade de l'Englennaz, Chartreuse de Melan
Highlights from your plan
Chartreuse de Melan ©
Chartreuse de Melan

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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.
To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verchaix to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Le Mur Des Canuts ©
Le Mur Des Canuts

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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone ©
Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Pierre.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chalon-sur-Saone trip website.

Drive from Lyon to Chalon-sur-Saone in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lyon in July, things will get a bit cooler in Chalon-sur-Saone: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Chalon-sur-Saone

Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Saint-Pierre
Monument aux Morts ©
Monument aux Morts
Quai des Messageries ©
Quai des Messageries

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Dijon

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Maison Milliere and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon.

Plan a trip to Dijon easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Chalon-sur-Saone to Dijon in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Dijon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon
Maison Milliere ©
Maison Milliere

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally don't miss a visit to La Popartiserie.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg online visit planner.

Getting from Dijon to Strasbourg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

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Nancy

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nancy travel route planning website.

Getting from Strasbourg to Nancy by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Strasbourg in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nancy: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toul.
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Saint-Epvre ©
Basilique Saint-Epvre
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas

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Toul

Toul ©
Toul is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department.GeographyToul is located between Commercy and Nancy, and situated between the Moselle River and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin.HistoryToul was known to the Romans as Tullum Leucorum, and was the capital of the Gaulish tribe of the Leuci.In 612, King Theudebert II of Austrasia was defeated by King Theuderic II of Burgundy near Toul. For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toul journey app.

You can drive from Nancy to Toul in an hour. In July in Toul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bar-le-Duc.

Things to do in Toul

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Collegiale Saint-Gengoult ©
Collegiale Saint-Gengoult

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Bar-le-Duc

Bar-le-Duc ©
Bar-le-Duc, formerly known as Bar, is a commune in the Meuse département, of which it is the capital. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get great views at Belvedere de Tannois.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Bar-le-Duc trip planner.

Drive from Toul to Bar-le-Duc in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in Bar-le-Duc

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Belvedere de Tannois, Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Etienne ©
Eglise Saint-Etienne
Belvedere de Tannois ©
Belvedere de Tannois
Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines ©
Abbaye de Trois-Fontaines

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Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): ponder the design of Fontaine Sube.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reims attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bar-le-Duc to Reims takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Reims are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bondy.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Champagne Charles Mignon
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Fontaine Sube ©
Fontaine Sube
Champagne Charles Mignon ©
Champagne Charles Mignon

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Bondy

Bondy ©
Bondy is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. To plan Bondy vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Reims to Bondy takes 2 hours. July in Bondy sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bondy

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France, Memorial de la Shoah Drancy
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre
Memorial de la Shoah Drancy ©
Memorial de la Shoah Drancy

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place des Vosges, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris online visit planner.

Paris is just a short distance from Bondy. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc de Sceaux
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay