3 days in France Itinerary

3 days in France Itinerary

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Train
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Grenoble
— Few hours
Drive
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Pont en Royans
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hauterives
— Few hours
Bus to Romans-Bourg-d-Peage, Train to Paris

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Grenoble

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 21st (Fri), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grenoble trip builder site.

Paris to Grenoble is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pont en Royans.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Pont en Royans

On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Musee de l'Eau.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pont en Royans trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grenoble to Pont en Royans in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Pont en Royans are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez.

Things to do in Pont en Royans

Museums

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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez is a commune in the Loire department in central France.HistorySaint Marcellin Forez is at an ancient crossroads between Burgundy and Velay, on the highway from the Forez Montbrison toward the only bridge known in the south of the Loire, which was at St. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bourg medieval de St Marcellin en Forez.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez visit website.

Getting from Pont en Royans to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hauterives.

Things to do in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hauterives

Hauterives is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around The Mazes of Hauterives and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hauterives travel route builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez to Hauterives in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hauterives can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hauterives

Parks · Historic Sites

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.