31 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

31 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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31 days in France & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Nice, France
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Le Mans, France
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
10
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Dieppe, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Reims, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h
End: Edmonton, Canada


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5
nights
Paris, France

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.
You've added Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, Jardin des Tuileries, Moulin Rouge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip app.

Edmonton, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edmonton in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. You will leave for Nice on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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hours
Nice, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning site .

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In May, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monaco-Ville
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Place du Palais ©
Place du Palais
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

2
nights
Marseille, France

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.
Calanques has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Calanques, stroll around Le Palais de Justice, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

3
nights
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau des Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard and Place de l'Horloge. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, and steep yourself in history at Place Crillon.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Avignon, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Chateau des Baux de Provence
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Carcassonne, France

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.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne day trip planning site .

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

4
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Maison Forte de Reignac, Lascaux Caves 4 and Grotte de Rouffignac. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, examine the collection at Abri Pataud, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary site .

Drive from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Chaumont-sur-Loire.

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Grotte de Rouffignac, Lascaux Caves 4, Chateau de Beynac, Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques
Highlights from your plan
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque

3
nights
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

Chaumont-sur-Loire ©
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Chaumont-sur-Loire: La Balade des Fromages (in Blere) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chaumont-sur-Loire visit planner.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Chaumont-sur-Loire in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in June: highs in Chaumont-sur-Loire hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will leave for Le Mans on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Chaumont-sur-Loire

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Amboise, Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Chenonceau, La Balade des Fromages
Highlights from your plan
Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

1
night
Le Mans, France

Le Mans ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, explore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally contemplate the long history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

Plan a Le Mans trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chaumont-sur-Loire to Le Mans in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Le Mans are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Le Mans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Le Mans to Mont-Saint-Michel by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Le Mans in June, plan for slightly colder days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bayeux trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Dieppe.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Pointe du Hoc
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

2
nights
Dieppe, France

Dieppe ©
Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
You've now added Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then stop by Maison du Cidre, and finally make a trip to Vieux Bassin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942, admire the masterpieces at Chateau-Musee, then admire the landmark architecture of St Jacques Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Dieppe Canadian Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dieppe road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bayeux to Dieppe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Dieppe sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Givenchy-en-Gohelle.

Things to do in Dieppe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Palais Benedictine, Dieppe Canadian Cemetery, Falaises d'Etretat
Highlights from your plan
Chateau-Musee ©
Chateau-Musee
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

1
night
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Givenchy-en-Gohelle ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, make a trip to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche, then make a trip to Necropole Nationale de la Targette, and finally contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Givenchy-en-Gohelle travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dieppe to Givenchy-en-Gohelle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 17th (Wed), do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, then do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, then don't miss a visit to Place Drouet-d'Erlon, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Givenchy-en-Gohelle to Reims. In June, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Champagne Taittinger ©
Champagne Taittinger
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi

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