39 days in France Itinerary

39 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Senlis
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Senlis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 7 nights
Train
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Eguisheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaysersberg
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Riquewihr
— 3 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Cassis
— 5 nights
Drive
10
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
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Senlis

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Le Cachot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Senlis: Australian Corps Memorial (in Le Hamel), Guillemont Road Cemetery (in Guillemont) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Senlis trip maker tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Senlis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Senlis

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Giverny

— 3 nights
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. For shopping fun, head to L’Atelier de Leo or Charcuterie J.L PALLU. Change things up with these side-trips from Giverny: Collegiale Notre-Dame de Mantes-la-Jolie (in Mantes-la-Jolie), Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux (in Evreux) and Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada (in Tourouvre au Perche). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, and get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Giverny trip planner.

You can drive from Senlis to Giverny in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Giverny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris

— 7 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and visit Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

You can drive from Giverny to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eguisheim

— 2 nights
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger, do a tasting at Domaine Gruss & Fils, learn about winemaking at Domaine Humbrecht 1619, learn about winemaking at Domaine Bernard Humbrecht, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Roumain, and finally get engrossed in the history at Albert Schweitzer Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hartmannswillerkopf, learn more about the world around you at Musee du Bucheneck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Maurice Soultz Alsace, and finally do a tasting at Cave Materne Haegelin Et Filles.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eguisheim trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Eguisheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Eguisheim, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kaysersberg.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kaysersberg

— 3 nights
Musee Memorial Le Linge and Domaine Andre Blanck & ses Fils are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Les Confitures du Climont and Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaysersberg trip planner.

Kaysersberg is just a short distance from Eguisheim. In June, daily temperatures in Kaysersberg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riquewihr

— 3 nights
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Domaine Albert Seltz and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere Israelite (in Rosenwiller), Domaine Armand Gilg (in Mittelbergheim) and Fort de Mutzig (in Dangolsheim). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cave Bucher Jean Luc, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville, steep yourself in history at Porte Haute, and explore the historical opulence of Le Domaine De La Leonardsau.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riquewihr trip planner.

Riquewihr is just a short distance from Kaysersberg. In June, daily temperatures in Riquewihr can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Annecy

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Musee de Grenoble and Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Annecy: Chocolaterie Jacob (in Lescheraines), Musee du Tisserand Dauphinois (in La Batie-Montgascon) and Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere & Musee Dauphinois). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Claude Louis Berthollet.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Riquewihr to Annecy in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Annecy

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

— 4 nights
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrieres des Lumieres and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo. Shop till you drop at Poterie Point Fusion and Il Etait Une Flamme. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Vaugines (in Vaugines), Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Michel, admire the natural beauty at Jardin d'Alcinoos, and make a trip to Les Antiques.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence online itinerary planner.

Getting from Annecy to Saint-Remy-de-Provence by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Annecy in June: highs in Saint-Remy-de-Provence hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cassis

— 5 nights
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. For shopping fun, head to Savonnerie de Cassis or L'Avenue 83. Get some cultural insight at Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa des Flo (in Bandol) and Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, get interesting insight from Tours, and get outside with Cape Canaille.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cassis trip maker site.

Getting from Saint-Remy-de-Provence to Cassis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux), Janie Chocolaterie (in Le Sequestre) and Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin & Musee des Augustins). There's much more to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Alain.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

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.

Kaysersberg-Vignoble travel guide

4.4
Castles · Churches · Art Galleries