36 days in France Itinerary

36 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cannes
— 3 nights
2
Castellane
— 4 nights
3
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 4 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
7
La Rochelle
— 3 nights
8
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
9
Bayeux
— 5 nights
10
Paris
— 4 nights

3
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Rue d'Antibes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice (in Nice), St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Chapelle Saint Hospice & Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of La Croisette, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and sample the tasty concoctions at Colgan's Brewery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Cannes is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Cannes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Castellane.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, Scuba & Snorkeling, Colgan's Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Citadelle de Sisteron and Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux. La Citadelle d'Entrevaux and Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castellane: Mercantour National Park (in Roubion), Baou de Saint Jeannet (in Saint Jeannet) and Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux (in Entrevaux). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Castellane trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cannes to Castellane in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in July, expect nights in Castellane to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Entrevaux, Mercantour National Park, La Citadelle de Sisteron, Baou de Saint Jeannet, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
La Citadelle de Sisteron ©
La Citadelle de Sisteron
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at plage de Tamaricciu, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

You can fly from Castellane to Porto-Vecchio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Porto-Vecchio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Piscines Naturelles de Cavu
Highlights from your plan
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Scuba & Snorkeling
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu

4
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Take a break from the city and head to Le Sentier des Ocres and Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and Roman Theatre of Orange. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Forteresse de Mornas (in Mornas), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo (in Roussillon). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Grotte Forestiere.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Porto-Vecchio to Avignon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. July in Avignon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gordes, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Forteresse de Mornas, Aven Grotte Forestiere
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Forteresse de Mornas ©
Forteresse de Mornas

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 outdoors at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet and Mayronnes Sculpture Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Nazaire and Cathar Castles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Chateau Royale de Collioure (in Collioure) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Dolmen des Fades, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Chateau Royale de Collioure, Château de Salses, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Foret des Singes and Grotte du Pech-Merle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cite Religieuse and Chateau de Beynac. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Chateau de Cenevieres (in Cenevieres), Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie) and Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Roc de Cazelle, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and don't miss a visit to Chateau de Commarque.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne in August, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Chateau de Beynac
Highlights from your plan
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie ©
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

3
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phare des Baleines and Le Bunker de La Rochelle. Appreciate the collections at Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois and Musee Maritime de La Rochelle. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: Fort Boyard (in Fouras), Saint Martin de Re (Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re & Clocher Observatoire) and Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

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Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Fort Boyard, Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois, Phare des Baleines, Plage de Chatelaillon
Highlights from your plan
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois ©
Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, thenstroll through Sentier des douaniers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Beauport.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec trip planner.

You can drive from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Rochelle in August: highs in Perros-Guirec hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, Abbaye de Beauport
Highlights from your plan
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Abbaye de Beauport ©
Abbaye de Beauport

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Remains Mulberry Harbour are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, take an in-depth tour of D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), take in the history at Omaha Beach, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Musee D-Day Omaha, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Highlights from your plan
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

4
nights
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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