38 days in France, Andorra & Spain Itinerary

38 days in France, Andorra & Spain Itinerary

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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
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Rodez, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France
— 2 nights
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
— 2 nights
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Cambo les Bains, France
— 2 nights
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Pau, France
— 2 nights
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Cauterets, France
— 2 nights
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Benasque, Spain
— 1 night
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Torla, Spain
— 1 night
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Jaca, Spain
— 1 night
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Riglos, Spain
— 1 night
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Albarracin, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tossa de Mar, Spain
— 2 nights
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Roses, Spain
— 1 night
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Cadaques, Spain
— 2 nights
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L'Escala, Spain
— 2 nights
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Canillo, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Ordino, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 3 nights
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Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere De La Conte. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Bastide Saint Louis, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne day trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Carcassonne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rodez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rodez, France

— 2 nights
Rodez is a small city and commune in the South of France, about 150 km northeast of Toulouse. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Musee Fenaille, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez, and then examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee du Couteau de Laguiole, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Hilarian-Sainte-Foy de Perse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Fleuret, and finally examine the collection at Musee Denys-Puech.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rodez tour planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Rodez by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, expect Rodez to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things to do in Rodez

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France

— 2 nights
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotte du Pech-Merle, then head outdoors with Chemin des Brigands, then see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de Cuzals, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maison de la Photo, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Sauveur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Pierre-Toirac Church, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cenevieres, and finally examine the collection at Le Musee Rignault.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Cirq-Lapopie journey planner.

You can drive from Rodez to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

— 2 nights

Prehistoric Capital

Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange, contemplate the long history of Habitations Troglodytiques, see the interesting displays at Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, then get a new perspective on nature at Pole d'interpretation de la Prehistoire, then Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, and finally see the interesting displays at Abri Pataud. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacques Church, examine the collection at Moulin de la Rouzique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'Abbaye de Saint-Avit-Senieur, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux II.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambo les Bains.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cambo les Bains, France

— 2 nights
Cambo-les-Bains is a town in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France on the south-western bank of the river Nive.PeopleIn 1900, Edmond Rostand, writer of the play Cyrano de Bergerac, came to Cambo-les-Bains because of his pulmonary disease. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise d'Ainhoa, get outside with Arteka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption., then don't miss a visit to Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Laurent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Les Grottes de Sare, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Fructueux, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally examine the collection at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cambo les Bains holiday app.

You can drive from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Cambo les Bains in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in August: highs in Cambo les Bains hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pau.

Things to do in Cambo les Bains

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Pau, France

— 2 nights

Royal City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard des Pyrenees, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Martin, browse the collection at Mediatheque Andre Labarrere, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux Arts, and finally step into the grandiose world of Château de Pau. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastere de saint Norbert., pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Girons de Monein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Jacques, and finally learn about winemaking at Cru Lamouroux.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pau trip planner.

You can drive from Cambo les Bains to Pau in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pau can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cauterets.

Things to do in Pau

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Cauterets, France

— 2 nights
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise des Templiers, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Lutour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pont d'Espagne, and finally explore the striking landscape of Maison du Parc national des Pyrenees de Cauterets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, then explore the striking landscape of Office de Tourisme du Val d'Azun, and finally stroll through Chemin des Cascades.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cauterets itinerary app.

You can drive from Pau to Cauterets in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Benasque.

Things to do in Cauterets

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Benasque, Spain

— 1 night
Benasque, in Benasquese dialect: Benás is a town in the comarca of Ribagorza, province of Huesca, (Spain). Your day by day itinerary now includes Gorgas de Alba. On the 30th (Sun), trek along Ibon del Coll de Toro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorgas de Alba, and then trek along Ruta de Las Tres Cascadas.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Benasque route builder app.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Benasque takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torla.

Things to do in Benasque

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Torla, Spain

— 1 night
Torla-Ordesa is a municipality in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Torla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Benasque to Torla in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaca.

Things to do in Torla

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Jaca, Spain

— 1 night
Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Dibujo Julio Gavin-Castillo de Larres, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ciudadela De Jaca.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jaca online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Torla to Jaca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Riglos.

Things to do in Jaca

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Riglos, Spain

— 1 night
Mallos de Riglos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get your bearings at Centro de Interpretacion Santiago Ramon y Cajal, identify plant and animal life at Centro de Interpretacion de Aves Arcaz, and then head outdoors with Mallos de Riglos.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Riglos trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Jaca to Riglos in 1.5 hours. In September in Riglos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Riglos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Zaragoza, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Emoz, steep yourself in history at La Lonja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then snap pictures at Puente de Piedra, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra and then contemplate the long history of Daroca.

Find out how to plan Zaragoza trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Riglos to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. September in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albarracin.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Museums

Albarracin, Spain

— 3 nights
Albarracín is a Spanish town, in the province of Teruel, part of the autonomous community of Aragon. You've now added Pinturas Rupestres Albarracin to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Diocesan Museum and Museo del juguete. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Peracense and Castillo de Zafra. Take a break from Albarracin with a short trip to Santuario/Ermita de la Virgen de la Hoz in Corduente, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinares del Rodeno, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Albarracin, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Julianeta.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albarracin trip maker site.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Albarracin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Albarracin

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Spain

— 2 nights
You've now added Vila Vella (Old Town) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya, kick back and relax at Great Beach, then explore the world behind art at Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, and finally contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Cala Sa Conca, and then kick back and relax at Cala del Senyor Ramon.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tossa de Mar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albarracin to Tossa de Mar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Roses.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Roses, Spain

— 1 night
Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ciutadella de Roses as well as Parc Megalitic de Roses. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): shop like a local with Mercat Cobert Municipal, delve into the distant past at Ciutadella de Roses, then walk around Parc Megalitic de Roses, then see the interesting displays at Coll de Roses, Wine Family Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Rostella.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Roses tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tossa de Mar to Roses by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in Roses

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Cadaques, Spain

— 2 nights
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. You've now added Cap de Creus National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Salvador Dali House, then explore the striking landscape of Cap de Creus National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Bramant, kick back and relax at Platja de Grifeu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes, and finally appreciate the history behind Estatua de Salvador Dali.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cadaques trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Roses to Cadaques by taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cadaques are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to L'Escala.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

L'Escala, Spain

— 2 nights
You've now added Ruins of Empuries to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ruins of Empuries, head outdoors with Funtastic Emporda, and then kick back and relax at Cala Montgo. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit San Marti d'Empuries, then don't miss a visit to Peratallada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sa Riera, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your L'Escala itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Cadaques to L'Escala in an hour. In September in L'Escala, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canillo.

Things to do in L'Escala

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canillo, Andorra

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Museu Nacional de l'Automobil, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Jaume de Ransol, then trek along El Siscaro - Biax Lake Trail, and finally get outside with Les Abelletes Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): hike along Cami del Circ de Pessons, contemplate the long history of Church Of Sant Roma De Les Bons, then hike along Cabana Sorda Lake Trail, then head outdoors with Coma de Ransol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Santa Creu de Canillo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canillo day trip planner.

You can drive from L'Escala to Canillo in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ordino.

Things to do in Canillo

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ordino, Andorra

— 2 nights
Ordino is the most northerly parish in the Principality of Andorra. On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Esglesia de Sant Serni de Llorts, then hike along Turer Route Trail, then hike along Tristaina Lake Trail, and finally trek along Canya de la Rabassa-Pla de Sorteny Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Cal Pal Mill And Saw Works, hike along Estanys de l'Angonella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Andreu d'Arinsal, then hike along Percanela-Les Fonts-Pla de l'Estany Trail, then hike along Roc de la Coma d'Erts, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Antoni de la Grella.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ordino visit planner.

Ordino is just a short distance from Canillo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Ordino

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 3 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 19th (Sat), trek along Prat Primer via La Palomera Forest Path Trail, trek along Circ de Pessons, then head outdoors with Rec del Sola, then contemplate the long history of Barri Antic, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa de la Vall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Circuit de les Fonts, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Serni de Nagol Church, trek along Estany de la Nou, then admire the verdant scenery at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, and finally trek along Circuito De Les Fonts.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Andorra la Vella day trip planning site.

Andorra la Vella is just a stone's throw from Ordino. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Catalonia travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
Proud of its distinct culture and heritage, Catalonia is an autonomous region within Spain. The fierce spirit of this region and its inhabitants has shaped the history of Spain and, often, the rest of Europe. Its diverse land is home to the metropolis of Barcelona and numerous smaller urban centers, villages, and resorts, many of which are packed with sightseeing possibilities and tourists all year long. Despite seemingly unstoppable commercialization and urbanization, much of Catalonia has managed to retain the wild, unblemished beauty that drew visitors to Spain in the first place. Its main geographical feature is the mighty Pyrenees range, dominating a landscape of green valleys dotted with sleepy rural communities, ancient monasteries, and working vineyards ideal for day trips.

Andorra travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.