30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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30 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  15 min
1
Versailles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Cannes
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nimes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Nantes
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Paris

4
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Versailles: Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Historial Jeanne d’Arc) and Evreux (Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux & L’Atelier de Leo). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Louis, ponder the design of Bassin de la Pyramide, and look for gifts at Personnali'The.

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Paris to Versailles is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Versailles are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Evreux, Fondation Claude Monet, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Musee du Peigne
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais Lascaris and Promenade Le Corbusier. Venture out of the city with trips to La Maison du Portal (in Levens), Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Chapelle du Rosaire, examine the collection at Fondation Maeght, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions planner .

You can fly from Versailles to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Promenade Le Corbusier, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

8
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Let the collections at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee Picasso capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at La Croisette and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Vivier Gallo-Romain des Issambres (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Grasse (Musee du Parfum Fragonard, Musee International de la Parfumerie, & more) and Memorial des Guerres en Indochine (in Frejus). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, admire the masterpieces at Musee National Fernand-Leger, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Castre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cannes day trip planning app .

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Nice. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Cannes

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Antibes, Grasse, Mougins, Saint-Tropez, Biot
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

5
nights
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Calvet. Explore Nimes' surroundings by going to La Petite Provence du Paradou (in Paradou), Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, look for gifts at Toril d'Artistes, and explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nimes trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cannes to Nimes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nimes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Avignon, Arles, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate School Museum and Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir. Popular historic sites such as Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne and Cathar Castles are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, learn about all things military at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante, and contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Nimes to Carcassonne Center takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

O'Vineyards, La cité médiévale
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art Me, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Poiron Dabin, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Arts de Nantes.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes journey app .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Nantes by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Domaine Poiron Dabin
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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