32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Cairo
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h
1
Menton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Tropez
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Beaumes-de-Venise
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
7
Bayeux
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo

4
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Madone d'Utelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze (in Eze) and Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, stroll through Promenade du Soleil, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and make a trip to Monastere de l'Annonciade.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Menton travel route builder tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Menton is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Menton due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in November: high temperatures in Menton hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, La Madone d'Utelle, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Spas
Highlights from your plan
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Cemetery of the Old Chateau ©
Cemetery of the Old Chateau

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, & more) and Nice (Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, Domaine de Toasc, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, explore the world behind art at Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cannes day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Menton to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Cannes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nice, St-Paul-de-Vence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Domaine CROIX ROUSSE and Domaine des Beaucas. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, & more) and Chateau d'Astros (in Vidauban). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Domaine La Tourraque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, and admire the striking features of Moulin de Paillas.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Cogolin, Chateau d'Astros, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Domaine des Beaucas
Highlights from your plan
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE ©
Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
Domaine La Tourraque ©
Domaine La Tourraque
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Cours Mirabeau. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Chateau de Clapier (in Mirabeau) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence tour website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaumes-de-Venise.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, Marseille, Chateau de Clapier, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Domaine des Jardinettes
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

4
nights
Beaumes-de-Venise

Beaumes-de-Venise ©
Beaumes-de-Venise is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.NameThe word "beaumes" comes from the Provençal word bauma meaning "cave" or "grotto". Do some cultural sightseeing at Arnoux et Fils Vignerons and Distillerie A. Blachere. Get out of town with these interesting Beaumes-de-Venise side-trips: Vignobles Alain Jaume (in Orange), Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Cave Ourouse, Domain du Banneret, & more) and Domaine Marcel Richaud (in Cairanne). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Nuances du Sud and stop by Caveau du Vacqueyras.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beaumes-de-Venise trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Beaumes-de-Venise takes 1.5 hours. In November, Beaumes-de-Venise is little chillier than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Beaumes-de-Venise

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, Auberge du Vin, Vignobles Alain Jaume, Domaine Beauvalcinte
Highlights from your plan
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons ©
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
Domain du Banneret ©
Domain du Banneret

4
nights
Carcassonne

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cité de Carcassonne and O'Vineyards. Step out of Carcassonne with an excursion to Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile in Albi--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, brush up on your military savvy at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Beaumes-de-Venise to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateau Canet ©
Chateau Canet

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer), Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Carcassonne in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bayeux, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mont Saint-Michel, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Normandy American Cemetery, Plage de Vauville, Hotel de Beaumont
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

4
nights
Paris

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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