35 days in France Itinerary

35 days in France Itinerary

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Toulouse
— 2 nights
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Montpellier
— 3 nights
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Marseille
— 1 night
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Valence
— 3 nights
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Dijon
— 3 nights
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Nancy
— 3 nights
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Rennes
— 3 nights
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Nantes
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights

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Toulouse

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte Marie and Basilique Saint-Sernin are in your itinerary. Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, Les Jardins de la Berbie, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, see the interesting displays at Museum of natural History, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toulouse trip itinerary website.

Santiago, Chile to Toulouse is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy

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Montpellier

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.
Porte du Peyrou and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Espace Georges Brassens and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Venture out of the city with trips to Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Eglise St-Trophime, &more), Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Dominicains, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montpellier online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Montpellier sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©

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Marseille

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille visit planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Valence.

Things to do in Marseille

Highlights from your plan
Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille ©
Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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Valence

Valence ©
Get some cultural insight at Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran and Chateau de Grignan. Chateau Musee de Desaignes and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Valence: Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors), Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle (in Montjoyer) and Le Chaudron d'Or (in Montelimar).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Valence vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Valence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Valence sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Valence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran ©
Musee du Nougat Fabrique Arnaud Soubeyran
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

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Lyon

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Fourviere Hill and Cite medievale de Perouges will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Miniature et Cinema and Fresque des Lyonnais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Monastere Royal de Brou (in Bourg-en-Bresse) and Musee de la mine (in Saint-Etienne). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Valence to Lyon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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Dijon

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon and La Cave de l'Ange Gardien. Let the collections at Le Cassissium and La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dijon: Chateau du Clos de Vougeot (in Vougeot), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Beaune) and Abbaye de Saint-Vivant (in Curtil-Vergy). There's still lots to do: trek along Owl's Trail, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Elus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dijon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lyon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dijon, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nancy.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel ©
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel
Le Cassissium ©
Le Cassissium

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Nancy

Nancy ©

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy. Get some historical perspective at Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg and Fort de Vaux. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nancy: Metz (Œuvre de la cathédrale & Room Escape Games). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, contemplate the long history of Batterie de l'Eperon, and make a trip to Porte de la Citadelle.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nancy planning tool.

You can drive from Dijon to Nancy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Nancy, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg ©
Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg
Fort de Vaux ©
Fort de Vaux
Œuvre de la cathédrale
Œuvre de la cathédrale

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Paris

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take in the views from Pont-Neuf, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nancy to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rennes.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee Nissim de Camondo ©
Musee Nissim de Camondo
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plage du Sillon and Promenade du Clair de Lune. Get some cultural insight at Pointe du Grouin and Eglise Saint-Meen. Get out of town with these interesting Rennes side-trips: Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel) and Cap Fréhel (in Plevenon). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc du Thabor and ponder the world of politics at Parlement de Bretagne.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rennes itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Paris to Rennes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rennes sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parlement de Bretagne ©
Parlement de Bretagne
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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Nantes

Nantes ©

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges, then take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Nantes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Nantes, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at Clocher Observatoire, then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, and finally learn about all things military at Le Bunker de La Rochelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, see the interesting displays at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Rochelle online trip maker.

Getting from Nantes to La Rochelle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

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.
Get some cultural insight at Musee du Vin et du Negoce and Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Andre Cathedral and La ville d'Hiver. Take a break from Bordeaux with a short trip to Chateau Cantenac in Saint-Emilion, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Porte Cailhau, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine, and ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins.

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You can drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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