34 days in France & Wateringen Itinerary

34 days in France & Wateringen Itinerary

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Start: Wateringen, The Netherlands
car:  9 h
1
La Flotte, France
— 4 nights
car:  11 h 30 min
2
La Teste-de-Buch, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Pau, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cassis, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Saorge, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Alligny en Morvan, France
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 15 min
11
Wateringen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
End: Wateringen, The Netherlands

4
nights
La Flotte, France

La Flotte ©
La Flotte is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Change things up with these side-trips from La Flotte: Phare des Baleines (in Saint Clement des Baleines), Plage de Chatelaillon (in Chatelaillon-Plage) and Corderie Royale (in Rochefort). There's lots more to do: get outside with Yootoo, stop by Ma cabane sur la Plage, make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Flotte travel route tool.

Wateringen, The Netherlands to La Flotte is an approximately 9- hour combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Wateringen in April since evenings lows in La Flotte dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Teste-de-Buch.

Things to do in La Flotte

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Ars-en-Re, Phare des Baleines, Ecomusee du Marais Salant, Plage de Chatelaillon
Highlights from your plan
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Yootoo ©
Yootoo
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

3
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). La Teste-de-Buch is known for adventure, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at La Grande Dune du Pilat, look for all kinds of wild species at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, take in the waterfront at Jetée Thiers, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Teste-de-Buch itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Flotte to La Teste-de-Buch. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pau.

Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arcachon, Parc de la Coccinelle, La Grande Dune du Pilat, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Highlights from your plan
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Lac de Cazaux ©
Lac de Cazaux

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.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont, step into the grandiose world of Château de Pau, then stop by Bord de Gave - Bearnaise de Pau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Martin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Boulevard des Pyrenees. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Eglise Saint-Joseph, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Bearnaise, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Bastard.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pau day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from La Teste-de-Buch to Pau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Pau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont ©
Eglise Notre Dame du Bout du Pont
Brasserie Bearnaise ©
Brasserie Bearnaise

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Toulouse (Cite de l'espace, Church of Les Jacobins, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Cité de Carcassonne, get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, and stop by Fromagerie la Ferme.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne day trip planner.

You can drive from Pau to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Toulouse
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Baux de Provence (Musee Yves Brayer, Carrieres des Lumieres, &more) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Planet Ocean Montpellier, admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, and steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montpellier road trip site.

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Highlights from your plan
Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Domaine Lou Capelan (in La Cadiere d'Azur) and Hyeres (Eglise Saint Louis & Vieille Ville). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, stroll around Place Baragnon, and head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cassis road trip planner.

Getting from Montpellier to Cassis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Cassis sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saorge.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hyeres, Domaine Lou Capelan, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Port de Cassis ©
Port de Cassis
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis ©
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis

2
nights
Saorge, France

Saorge ©
Saorge is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Sauveur, then don't miss a visit to Col de Turini, and then make a trip to Via Ferrata des Canyons de Lantosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Monastere de Saorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Tende, and finally snap pictures at Pont du Coq.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saorge trip planner.

Drive from Cassis to Saorge in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

Things to do in Saorge

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tende, Lantosque, Pont du Coq
Highlights from your plan
Monastere de Saorge ©
Monastere de Saorge
Via Ferrata des Canyons de Lantosque ©
Via Ferrata des Canyons de Lantosque
Col de Turini ©
Col de Turini

3
nights
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon: Les Jardins du Clos de Villeneuve (in Valensole), Ferme de La Celestine (in Moissac-Bellevue) and L'Imbut (in Aiguines).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon tour planner.

You can drive from Saorge to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Saorge in April, expect nights in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Riez, Quinson, Bauduen, Les Gorges du Verdon, Les Jardins du Clos de Villeneuve
Highlights from your plan
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
L'Imbut ©
L'Imbut
Ferme de La Celestine ©
Ferme de La Celestine

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, look for gifts at Meyer le Chocolatier, take in the awesome beauty at La Tournette, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Annecy online visit planner.

Drive from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Annecy, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Alligny en Morvan.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
La Tournette ©
La Tournette

1
night
Alligny en Morvan, France

Alligny en Morvan ©
Alligny-en-Morvan is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu, and then examine the collection at Musee Pompon.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alligny en Morvan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Alligny en Morvan takes 3.5 hours. May in Alligny en Morvan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) 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
Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan ©
Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan
Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu ©
Basilique Saint Andoche de Saulieu

2
nights
Wateringen, The Netherlands

Wateringen ©
Wateringen is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll around Prinsenbos, head outdoors with Wato Events, then examine the collection at Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Maassluis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Groote Kerk.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Wateringen trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alligny en Morvan to Wateringen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Wateringen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wateringen

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Maassluis, Wato Events, Prinsenbos, Landtong Rozenburg
Highlights from your plan
Prinsenbos ©
Prinsenbos
Wato Events ©
Wato Events
Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum ©
Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum

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