33 days in France & Wateringen Itinerary

33 days in France & Wateringen Itinerary

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Start: Wateringen, The Netherlands
car:  9 h
1
La Flotte, France
— 3 nights
car:  11 h 30 min
2
La Teste-de-Buch, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Pau, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cassis, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Saorge, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Alligny en Morvan, France
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
11
Wateringen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
End: Wateringen, The Netherlands

3
nights
La Flotte, France

La Flotte ©
La Flotte is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Chatelaillon and Plage Gros Jonc. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clocher Observatoire and Base de Loisirs Nautisme & Plein Air. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Flotte: Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines), Ile Madame (in Port-des-Barques) and Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul (in Hiers-Brouage). There's still lots to do: stop by La chocolatiere, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re, contemplate the long history of Citadelle Vauban, and get your game on at Le Manege en Chanteur de Donin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the La Flotte visit planning tool.

Wateringen, The Netherlands to La Flotte is an approximately 9- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wateringen in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in La Flotte, with lows of 9°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Teste-de-Buch.

Things to do in La Flotte

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Ars-en-Re, Saint Clement des Baleines, Plage Gros Jonc, Base de Loisirs Nautisme & Plein Air
Highlights from your plan
Plage de la Conche des Baleines ©
Plage de la Conche des Baleines
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

4
nights
La Teste-de-Buch, France

La Teste-de-Buch
La Teste-de-Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde.It is the largest of four communes that comprise the (COBAS), a small metropolitan area of 54,204 population (1999 census). Visiting La Grande Dune du Pilat and La Plage will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de la Lagune and Ecuries Olivier Bauer. Get out of town with these interesting La Teste-de-Buch side-trips: Chateau de Rayne Vigneau (in Bommes), Chateau Gravas (in Barsac) and Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Saucats La Brede (in Saucats). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de la Salie-Nord, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Necropole Nationale de la Teste de Buch, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Teste-de-Buch day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from La Flotte to La Teste-de-Buch with the Route module. April in La Teste-de-Buch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pau.

Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Arcachon, Chateau de Rayne Vigneau, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Chateau Gravas, Passion Chocolat
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Plage de la Salie-Nord ©
Plage de la Salie-Nord

2
nights
Pau, France

Pau
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees, then make a trip to Place Clemenceau, then join the crowd at Circuit Pau Arnos, and finally get outside with Acrobranches de la Foret des Vert Tiges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Joseph, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Jacques.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pau day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from La Teste-de-Buch to Pau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Château de Pau ©
Château de Pau
Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont ©
Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont

4
nights
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.
Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine and Lac de la Cavayere. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Getting from Pau to Carcassonne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porte du Peyrou and Cathedrale St-Pierre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) and Forteresse de Mornas. Venture out of the city with trips to Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Colline Saint-Eutrope (in Orange) and Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Eglise St-Trophime, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pape Jean XXII, get outside with La Plage des Alizes, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Montpellier online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cassis.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Arles, Chateau de Pape Jean XXII, Forteresse de Mornas, Cathedrale de Maguelone, La Plage des Alizes
Highlights from your plan
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma

3
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Visiting Calanque de Port-Miou and Plage de la Grande Mer will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Phare Cassidaigne and Saint Michel Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Hyeres (Eglise Saint Louis & Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens), Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet) and Anse Magaud (in Toulon). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Place Baragnon, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cassis journey maker app.

You can drive from Montpellier to Cassis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cassis are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Saorge.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Anse Magaud
Highlights from your plan
Calanque de Port-Miou ©
Calanque de Port-Miou
Calanque d'En-Vau ©
Calanque d'En-Vau
Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer

2
nights
Saorge, France

Saorge ©
Saorge is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Tende, then admire the landmark architecture of Monastere de Saorge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Sauveur. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame des Fontaines, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Wonders (La Vallee des Merveilles), and then pause for some serene contemplation at La madone del Poggio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saorge day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Saorge takes 3.5 hours. April in Saorge sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

Things to do in Saorge

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tende, Valley of Wonders (La Vallee des Merveilles), Notre Dame des Fontaines
Highlights from your plan
Monastere de Saorge ©
Monastere de Saorge
Notre Dame des Fontaines ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines
La Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption ©
La Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption

3
nights
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon ©
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de La Verdiere and La chapelle Sainte-Maxime are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Les Gorges du Verdon and Verdon Les Basses Gorges. Change things up with these side-trips from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon: Musee des Faiences de Varages (in Varages), Ferme de La Celestine (in Moissac-Bellevue) and L'Imbut (in Aiguines).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon road trip planning website.

You can drive from Saorge to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Saorge in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Riez, Bauduen, Musee des Faiences de Varages, Les Gorges du Verdon, Ferme de La Celestine
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Chateau de La Verdiere ©
Chateau de La Verdiere
L'Imbut ©
L'Imbut

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Eglise Saint-Francois and Basilique de la Visitation. Step off the beaten path and head to La Tournette and Ile des Cygnes. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, get interesting insight from Tours, partake in some friendly competition at Mysteres du Lac, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Paquier.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Annecy trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon to Annecy by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon in April: highs in Annecy hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alligny en Morvan.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parapente Annecy -Espace 3D
Highlights from your plan
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy

1
night
Alligny en Morvan, France

Alligny en Morvan ©
Alligny-en-Morvan is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Pompon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu, and then stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alligny en Morvan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Alligny en Morvan takes 3.5 hours. In April in Alligny en Morvan, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Wateringen.

Things to do in Alligny en Morvan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saulieu, Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan
Highlights from your plan
Musee Pompon ©
Musee Pompon
Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu ©
Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu
Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan ©
Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan

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nights
Wateringen, The Netherlands

Wateringen ©
Wateringen is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. On the 1st (Fri), stroll around Prinsenbos, head outdoors with Wato Events, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Maassluis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Groote Kerk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wateringen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alligny en Morvan to Wateringen in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wateringen

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maassluis, Wato Events, Prinsenbos, De Tuinderij, Landtong Rozenburg
Highlights from your plan
Prinsenbos ©
Prinsenbos
Wato Events ©
Wato Events
Groote Kerk ©
Groote Kerk

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