3 days in France Itinerary

3 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— Few hours
Drive
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Rennes
— Few hours
Train
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Le Mans City
— Few hours
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
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Chenonceaux
— Few hours
Drive
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Cheverny
— Few hours
Drive
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Sully-sur-Loire
— Few hours
Drive
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Chambord
— Few hours
Drive
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Blois
— Few hours
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport, Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport and Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport. August in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rennes.
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Rennes

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rennes tour planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rennes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Rennes

Fun & Games
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Le Mans City

Racing Capital

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.
On the 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Mans City travel route tool.

Traveling by train from Rennes to Le Mans City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Le Mans City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Museums
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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amboise road trip planning site.

Getting from Le Mans City to Amboise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Chenonceaux on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chenonceaux tour planning app.

Chenonceaux is very close to Amboise. August in Chenonceaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Cheverny on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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Cheverny

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cheverny online attractions planner.

Getting from Chenonceaux to Cheverny by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chenonceaux in August, Cheverny is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Sully-sur-Loire on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Sully-sur-Loire

Sully-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. On the 15th (Sat), stop by Faiencerie de Gien.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sully-sur-Loire day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cheverny to Sully-sur-Loire takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sully-sur-Loire are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chambord.

Things to do in Sully-sur-Loire

Shopping

Side Trip

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Chambord

On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chambord trip planner.

You can drive from Sully-sur-Loire to Chambord in 1.5 hours. August in Chambord sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

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Blois

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Blois online vacation planner.

Blois is just a stone's throw from Chambord. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Amboise on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Amboise

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Blois to Amboise takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.