32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Troyes
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Troyes
— 2 nights
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Vezelay
— 2 nights
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Autun
— 4 nights
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Le Puy-en-Velay
— 1 night
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Conques
— 4 nights
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Rocamadour
— 4 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Cahors
— 2 nights
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Pau
— 3 nights
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— 3 nights
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Troyes

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Commanderie of the Knights Templar, The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts, La Tour Cesar, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Église Sainte-Madeleine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Troyes planner.

New York City, USA to Troyes is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Troyes reach 70°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vezelay.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Vezelay

— 2 nights
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. Your list of things to see and do now includes Museum of Avallon, Chateau Ancy-le Franc, La Fosse Dionne, and other attractions. On the 5th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, then take in the views from Pinard Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, steep yourself in history at La Fosse Dionne, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Avallon.

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Traveling by car from Troyes to Vezelay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Vezelay are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Autun.

Things to do in Vezelay

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Autun

— 4 nights
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. You've added Chateau de Dree, Chateau de Cormatin, Bibracte - Mont Beuvray, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple de Janus and Briscou Cascade. When in Autun, make a side trip to see Abbey of Cluny in Cluny, approximately Cluny away.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Autun trip planner.

Drive from Vezelay to Autun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. September in Autun sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trips

Le Puy-en-Velay

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay as well as Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude. On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, steep yourself in history at Cloitre de la Cathedrale du Puy-en-Velay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Le Puy-en-Velay trip builder app.

Drive from Autun to Le Puy-en-Velay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Conques.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Conques

— 4 nights
Conques is a former commune in the Aveyron department in southern France, in the Occitanie region. Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Canyon de Bozouls, La Canourgue, Commanderie Templiere et Hospitaliere du Larzac, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Belcastel in Belcastel (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Conques trip planning site.

Getting from Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Conques sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Conques

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rocamadour

— 4 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau de Montal, Chateau de Turenne, Parc Durandal, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eglise Saint-Pierre and Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Get out of town with these interesting Rocamadour side-trips: Chateau de Beynac (in Beynac-et-Cazenac) and The Maison Forte de Reignac (in Tursac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cite Religieuse and don't miss a visit to Remparts du Chateau.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rocamadour online trip builder.

Getting from Conques to Rocamadour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Conques, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocamadour, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You've added Ascenceur Panoramique, Chateau de Puymartin, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos and Jardin Exotique. Step out of Sarlat-la-Caneda to go to Monpazier and see Place des Cornieres, Monpazier, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda route planner.

Traveling by car from Rocamadour to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cahors.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Cahors

— 2 nights
Almost entirely surrounded by water, Cahors is a lovely medieval peninsular town located in the heart of the red wine country.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pont Canal, Musee Ingres Bourdelle, Abbaye Saint Pierre, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Pont Valentre, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, then tour the water at your own pace with Les Croisieres de Saint Cirq Lapopie, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cenevieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont Canal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Pierre, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Ingres Bourdelle.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cahors attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Cahors takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pau.

Things to do in Cahors

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pau

— 3 nights

Royal City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quartier de la Cathedrale Sainte-Marie, Office de Tourisme Pau Pyrenees, Musee des Beaux Arts, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Château de Pau.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pau online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cahors to Pau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

— 3 nights
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. You've added La Grande Plage, Basque Museum (Musee Basque), Chapelle Imperiale, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Maison Louis XIV and Mercado Les Halles. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Rocher de la Vierge (in Biarritz) and Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, and don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Jean-de-Luz vacation planner.

You can drive from Pau to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.