31 days in France Itinerary

31 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  5 h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Montpellier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Perpignan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Toulouse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Angers
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
11
Chantilly City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Troyes
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
13
Chamonix
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
14
Pau
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h 30 min
End: London

3
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 hidden gems such as Au Pays du Citron and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Eglise Saint-Bathélémy. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (1862 Wines & Spirits, CAVE RIVIERA CANNES, &more), Musée National Picasso (in Vallauris) and mille et un miels (in Menton). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Maison Auer, examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, pick up some new knowledge with Molinard, and pick up some local products at Marche des Halles de Menton.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Nice is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Menton, Cannes, Eglise Saint-Bathélémy, Musée National Picasso, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Pasta Piemonte ©
Pasta Piemonte
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire ©
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palais Longchamp and Galeries Lafayette. Head to Fromagerie Savelli and Chocolaterie Puyricardfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Palais des Papes & Musee du Petit Palais), Plage de la Courtade (in Porquerolles Island) and Centre Mayol (in Toulon). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, stop by Microcosmos Chai Urbain, and get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Marseille. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Toulon, Plage de la Courtade
Highlights from your plan
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Plage de la Courtade ©
Plage de la Courtade
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

2
nights
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 11th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif, stop by Cha Yuan, look for gifts at Souvenirs de Saint Jean, then look for gifts at La Chope de Lug, and finally shop like a local with Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at L'Atelier de Soierie, look for gifts at The Whisky Lodge, look for gifts at Seve Chocolatier, then stop by Voisin, then look for gifts at Serenissime Kidstore, and finally look for gifts at Violette & Berlingot.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in December, expect Lyon to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Lyon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial ©
Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif ©
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif
L'Atelier de Soierie ©
L'Atelier de Soierie

2
nights
Montpellier

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by Odysseum, see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, then stop by Le Cellier des Cigales, and finally stop by Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pharmacie de la Misericorde, then look for gifts at Marche aux Puces du Peyrou, then look for gifts at Excalibur, and finally look for gifts at Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Lyon to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in December, expect Montpellier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Grau-du-Roi, Nimes
Highlights from your plan
Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins ©
Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins
Odysseum ©
Odysseum
Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api ©
Pomme de Reinette et Pomme d'Api

2
nights
Perpignan

Perpignan ©
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 15th (Tue), attend a concert at Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), get great views at Castillet, look for gifts at Les Caves Maillol, then look for gifts at Maison Quinta, then stop by uBU...la suite, and finally look for gifts at Centre Commercial Porte d'Espagne. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Perpignan trip site.

Getting from Montpellier to Perpignan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Collioure, Eglise Saint Martin, Cathedrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges

2
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.
On the 17th (Thu), stop by Delices de Tunis, look for gifts at Chai Vincent, then stop by BELLO & ANGELI - ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER GLACIER LES CARMES, and finally look for gifts at Talangai Creation. On your second day here, look for gifts at Criollo Chocolatier - Magasin de Victor Hugo, look for gifts at Fromagerie Xavier, stop by Au Comptoir du Reve, then stop by La Voie Maltee Cave a Bieres, and finally stop by Ombres Blanches.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Toulouse road trip planner.

Getting from Perpignan to Toulouse by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perpignan in December, expect Toulouse to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Toulouse

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ombres Blanches ©
Ombres Blanches
Delices de Tunis ©
Delices de Tunis
Chai Vincent ©
Chai Vincent

2
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Parc Le Bournat and then explore the fascinating underground world of Abri de Cap Blanc.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip maker tool.

You can drive from Toulouse to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Abri de Cap Blanc, Chateau de Beynac, Parc Le Bournat
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by L'Artisan Gourmand, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, then look for gifts at Ile de Re Chocolats, and finally stop by Grand Pavois. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, look for gifts at Aux Tours des Vins, then look for gifts at La Grosse Boite, and finally stop by Le Comptoir Charentais.

Plan my day in La Rochelle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to La Rochelle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in La Rochelle, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Pavois ©
Grand Pavois
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
Aux Tours des Vins ©
Aux Tours des Vins

2
nights
Angers

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Serrant, admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Brissac, and then Head underground at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Fromagerie Bocahut, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Angers day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Angers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Rochelle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Angers, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Chateau de Serrant, Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, Chateau de Brissac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Brissac ©
Chateau de Brissac
Chateau de Serrant ©
Chateau de Serrant

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.
On the 25th (Fri), look for gifts at Aure du Commun, look for gifts at Au Fin Gousier, shop like a local with Normandie Savoir-Faire, then stop by Fantastic Attic, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Boutique Coquelicot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then look for gifts at Ess9nce, then stop by La Boite a Calva, and finally explore the galleries of Pegasus Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Angers to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Chantilly City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caen, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Pegasus Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Attic ©
Fantastic Attic
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye ©
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye

1
night
Chantilly City

Chantilly City ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Parc et Vestiges du Chateau Royal, explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chantilly City online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Chantilly City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bayeux in December: high temperatures in Chantilly City hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Troyes.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parc et Vestiges du Chateau Royal
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly ©
Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

1
night
Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon and then stop by Markthalle Troyes.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Troyes trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Chantilly City to Troyes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Troyes, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Troyes

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon ©
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

2
nights
Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Snell Sports, stop by Cha'Cha'Cha', then look for gifts at Cooperative Fruitiere en Val d'Arly Savoie Mont-Blanc, then stop by Chez le Miladiou, and finally look for gifts at Le Refuge de Marie Louise.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chamonix travel route tool.

Drive from Troyes to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pau.

Things to do in Chamonix

Shopping Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Morzine, Cooperative Fruitiere en Val d'Arly Savoie Mont-Blanc
Highlights from your plan
Cha'Cha'Cha' ©
Cha'Cha'Cha'
Snell Sports ©
Snell Sports

1
night
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 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sainte Foy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lescar Cathedral, then stop by Tact, and finally stop by Bord de Gave - Bearnaise de Pau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pau online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Chamonix to Pau takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Pau can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Eglise de Sainte Foy, Lescar Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Eglise de Sainte Foy ©
Eglise de Sainte Foy
Lescar Cathedral ©
Lescar Cathedral
Bord de Gave - Bearnaise de Pau ©
Bord de Gave - Bearnaise de Pau

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