34 days in France Itinerary

34 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lyon
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Arles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lorgues
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Saint-Cyprien
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Narbonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Figeac
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Fougeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Ville de Lisieux
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Sydney

2
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais de Chaillot and Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. Visit Eglise Saint Merri and Cathedrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Eroticism (Musee de l'Erotisme), examine the collection at Palais de Tokyo, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa My Blend by Clarins - Le Royal Monceau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Thomas d'Aquin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Musee National Eugene Delacroix ©
Musee National Eugene Delacroix
Palais de Chaillot ©
Palais de Chaillot
Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

3
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbaye Saint-Philibert and Cathedrale Saint Vincent. Get some historical perspective at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon and Abbaye de la Ferte. Get out of town with these interesting Beaune side-trips: Musee Nicephore Niepce (in Chalon-sur-Saone), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux (in Saint-Nicolas-les-Citeaux) and Maison Milliere (in Dijon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs, do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Beaune online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Beaune takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Beaune

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chalon-sur-Saone, Dijon, Eglise Saint-Just d'Arbois, Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Citeaux
Highlights from your plan
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon
Abbaye Saint-Philibert ©
Abbaye Saint-Philibert
Cathedrale Saint Vincent ©
Cathedrale Saint Vincent

2
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nizier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Lyon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Arles.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Eglise Saint Nizier ©
Eglise Saint Nizier
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif ©
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

3
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Tarascon and Ile de la Barthelasse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee du Petit Palais and Cryptoportiques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Alyscamps, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and steep yourself in history at Theatre Antique.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Arles itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Lorgues.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avignon, Pont du Gard, Roman Theatre of Orange, Chateau de Tarascon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

3
nights
Lorgues

Lorgues ©
Lorgues is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Anse Magaud, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Mai, and then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Barthélemy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorgues trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Arles to Lorgues in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lorgues are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Saint-Cyprien.

Things to do in Lorgues

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Montauroux, Anse Magaud, Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie, Notre Dame du Mai, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Notre Dame du Mai ©
Notre Dame du Mai
Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer ©
Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus ©
Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus

2
nights
Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien ©
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'art moderne de Ceret and Sant Marti de Fenollar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau Royale de Collioure and MuSIC Museum of Musical Instruments. Step out of Saint-Cyprien to go to Arles-sur-Tech and see Abbaye Sainte Marie d'Arles sur Tech, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Cyprien trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lorgues to Saint-Cyprien by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Narbonne.

Things to do in Saint-Cyprien

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ceret, Sant Marti de Fenollar, Abbaye Sainte Marie d'Arles sur Tech, Elne Cathedral and Museum, Centre de Sculpture Romane
Highlights from your plan
Centre de Sculpture Romane ©
Centre de Sculpture Romane
Musee d'art moderne de Ceret ©
Musee d'art moderne de Ceret
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure

3
nights
Narbonne

Narbonne ©
The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Popular historic sites such as Notre-Dame-des-Auzils and Cathedrale Saint Fulcran are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbaye de Lagrasse and Abbaye de Fontfroide. Get out of town with these interesting Narbonne side-trips: Chateau de Raissac (in Beziers), Musee de Lodeve (Musee Fleury) (in Lodeve) and Abbaye d'Alet les Bains (in Alet les Bains).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Narbonne online visit planner.

You can take a train from Saint-Cyprien to Narbonne in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Narbonne can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Figeac.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lodeve, Notre-Dame-des-Auzils, Abbaye de Lagrasse, Chateau de Raissac, Abbaye d'Alet les Bains
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame-des-Auzils ©
Notre-Dame-des-Auzils
Abbaye de Lagrasse ©
Abbaye de Lagrasse
Cathedrale Saint Fulcran ©
Cathedrale Saint Fulcran

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nights
Figeac

Figeac ©
Figeac is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. On the 19th (Thu), get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Pierre-Toirac Church, then see the interesting displays at Musee Champollion, and finally step into the grandiose world of Château de Larroque-Toirac. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Atelier - Musee Jean Lurcat, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Figeac online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Narbonne to Figeac takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Narbonne in May, with highs in Figeac at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Figeac

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

St-Pierre-Toirac Church, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Château de Larroque-Toirac, Atelier - Musee Jean Lurcat, Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy ©
Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy
Musee Champollion ©
Musee Champollion
St-Pierre-Toirac Church ©
St-Pierre-Toirac Church

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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Commarque and Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbaye d’Aubazine and Eglise St. Etienne de la Cite. Get out of town with these interesting Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil side-trips: Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Souillac (in Souillac) and Abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly (in Saint-Amand-de-Coly). There's more to do: stroll through Abri de Cap Blanc and try out the rides at Parc Le Bournat.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Figeac to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil takes 2 hours. When traveling from Figeac in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

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

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Souillac, Abri de Cap Blanc, Abbaye d’Aubazine, Abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Commarque ©
Chateau de Commarque
Abbaye d’Aubazine ©
Abbaye d’Aubazine
Eglise St. Etienne de la Cite ©
Eglise St. Etienne de la Cite

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Fleche Saint-Michel and Pey-Berland Tower. Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise St Eloi and Abbey of Saint-Savin. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Lafite (in Pauillac), Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne (in Moulis-en-Medoc) and Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede (in Saucats).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fougeres.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau Lafite, Abbey of Saint-Savin, Eglise St Eloi, Château Maucaillou - Musée des arts et métiers de la vigne, Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Lafite ©
Chateau Lafite
Eglise St Eloi ©
Eglise St Eloi
La Fleche Saint-Michel ©
La Fleche Saint-Michel

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Fougeres

Fougeres
Fougères is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.Its inhabitants are called the Fougerais. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Saint-Samson and Eglise Saint Leonard. Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres and Castle Museum of Rochers-Sevigne. Change things up with these side-trips from Fougeres: Aquatonic Rennes (in Saint-Gregoire), Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye) and Eglise de Notre Dame (in Vitre). It doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Chateau de Vitre and make a trip to Chateau de Domfront.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fougeres itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bordeaux to Fougeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in May: high temperatures in Fougeres hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Fougeres

Historic Sites Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Vitre, Cathedrale Saint-Samson, Abbaye de Hambye, Aquatonic Rennes, Chateau de Domfront
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint-Samson
Cathedrale Saint-Samson
Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres ©
Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres
Eglise Saint Leonard ©
Eglise Saint Leonard

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Ville de Lisieux

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'eglise Notre-Dame, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial de Montormel. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Deauville Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pere Magloire, and then make a trip to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ville de Lisieux online trip maker.

Drive from Fougeres to Ville de Lisieux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranville, Memorial de Montormel, Deauville Beach, L'eglise Notre-Dame, Pere Magloire
Highlights from your plan
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Pegasus Bridge ©
Pegasus Bridge
Memorial de Montormel ©
Memorial de Montormel

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