32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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1
Rouen
— 3 nights
2
Arromanches-les-Bains
— 2 nights
3
Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
4
Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
5
Cognac
— 3 nights
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
7
Auch City
— 3 nights
8
Toulouse
— 7 nights
9
Carcassonne
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Step off the beaten path and head to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou and Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Let the collections at Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen capture your imagination. Step out of Rouen with an excursion to Plage-Baignade Yport in Yport--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Parlement de Normandie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice, see the interesting displays at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Godard.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip builder tool.

Kingston, Canada to Rouen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kingston to Rouen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kingston in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Rouen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Antiquites ©
Musee des Antiquites
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou

2
nights
Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at La Flamme and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Royal Engineers. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, thenstop by H2O Parapluies, thensteep yourself in history at Hillman Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Cabourg.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arromanches-les-Bains trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Arromanches-les-Bains takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

H2O Parapluies, La Flamme, Hillman Site, Plage de Cabourg, Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hillman Site ©
Hillman Site
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944 ©
Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944
Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach ©

2
nights
Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Sainte-Mere-Eglise ©
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Chapelle des Marins and then take in the views from La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hotel de Beaumont, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, and finally examine the collection at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise trip planner.

You can drive from Arromanches-les-Bains to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Église Notre-Dame, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, La Chapelle des Marins, Pointe D'Agon
Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Beaumont ©
Hotel de Beaumont
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont ©
Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont

3
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
You'll explore and learn at Le monde du coquillage and Memorial 39/45. Get a sense of the local culture at Eglise Saint-Meen and Abbaye de Lehon. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to La Grand' Porte, enjoy the sand and surf at Longchamps Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Terre- Neuvas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Malo vacation site.

Drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Cognac.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Longchamps Beach, Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, Eglise Saint-Meen, Le Fort du Guesclin, Abbaye de Lehon
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Terre- Neuvas ©
Musee des Terre- Neuvas
Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Abbaye de Lehon ©
Abbaye de Lehon

3
nights
Cognac

Cognac ©
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get curious at La Construction Pharaonique, Les Outils, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Leger, admire the striking features of La Maison de la Lieutenance, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac Groussin, and finally look for gifts at Ambre Concept Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, thendo a tasting at Pineau Cognac Roussille, thendo a tasting at Earl Du Logis de la Bree, and finally examine the collection at Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cognac online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Cognac takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Cognac

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Construction Pharaonique, Les Outils, Eglise St Pierre, Earl Du Logis de la Bree, Pineau Cognac Roussille, Eglise Saint Pierre
Highlights from your plan
Pineau Cognac Roussille ©
Pineau Cognac Roussille
Earl Du Logis de la Bree ©
Earl Du Logis de la Bree
Eglise Saint-Leger ©
Eglise Saint-Leger

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise Saint Sauveur and Statues des Trois Oies. St-Pierre-Toirac Church and Forteresse de Miremont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Figeac (Place des Ecritures & Musee Paulin Ratier) and Chateau de Campagne (in Campagne). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Saint Vincent le Paluel, admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sainte-Marie, see the interesting displays at Abri Pataud, and sample the tasty concoctions at Biere Artisanale Sarlat.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip app.

You can drive from Cognac to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Auch City.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Figeac, St-Pierre-Toirac Church, Forteresse de Miremont, Abri Pataud, Chateau de Campagne
Highlights from your plan
Forteresse de Miremont ©
Forteresse de Miremont
Chateau de Campagne ©
Chateau de Campagne
Eglise Saint Sauveur ©
Eglise Saint Sauveur

3
nights
Auch City

Auch City ©
Tresor de la Cathedrale and Eglise Saint-Orens will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Musee des Jacobins and Allees d'Etigny. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auch City: Chapel Church Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle (in Lachapelle), Cathedrale Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais (in Lectoure) and Biscuiterie Artisanale l'Atelier 27/Croc & Miam! (in Fleurance).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Auch City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Auch City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Auch City

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Musee du miel, Eglise Saint-Michel, Chapel Church Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle, Chateau de Montaner, Cathedrale Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Orens ©
Eglise Saint-Orens
Musee des Jacobins ©
Musee des Jacobins
Chateau De Poudenas ©
Chateau De Poudenas

7
nights
Toulouse

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Departemental de la Resistance & de la Deportation and Ailes Anciennes Toulouse. Chateau Foucaud et parc and Chapelle des Carmelites are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Albi (Palais de la Berbie, Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters, &more), Maroquinerie Philippe Serres (in Briatexte) and Village Medieval de Lautrec (in Lautrec). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicolas Church, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Grand Rond, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Saint-Raymond.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toulouse day trip app.

Getting from Auch City to Toulouse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Toulouse sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, Chateau Foucaud et parc, Chateau de Coupiac, Maroquinerie Philippe Serres
Highlights from your plan
Village Medieval de Lautrec ©
Village Medieval de Lautrec
Ailes Anciennes Toulouse ©
Ailes Anciennes Toulouse

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Saint Gimer Church. Maison de la Truffe d'Occitanie and Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux (in Sauvian), Eglise Saint-Paul (in Narbonne) and Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol (in Corneilla-del-Vercol). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), do a tasting at Chateau Auzias, take an in-depth tour of Maison de la Chevalerie- La Cite, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Carmes.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Carcassonne online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Musee Chapy, Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux, Eglise Saint-Paul, Jonqueres D'oriola Vignobles - Chateau de Corneilla Del Vercol
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante ©

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