41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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41 days in France Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Antibes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Saint-Tropez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Cannes
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cassis
— 3 nights
Bus:  15​min
8
La Ciotat
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
La Palud sur Verdon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Eze
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
La Turbie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Le Luc
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Saint-Jean-en-Royans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Montreal to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Nice

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Place du General de Gaulle.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

St-Paul-de-Vence
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Antibes is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche provencal, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Antibes journey builder tool .

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eglise de Biot
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

1
night
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 7th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Antibes to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antibes in August: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Parc Zoologique de Frejus (in Frejus), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip maker.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Frejus, Lac de Saint-Cassien, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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.
Cannes is known for nature, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier, wander the streets of La Croisette, and shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes trip tool .

Cannes is just a stone's throw from Saint-Raphael. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in August, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grasse, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Cassis

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. Calanque de Port-Miou has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, admire the masterpieces at Centre d'Art des Penitents Noirs, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cassis trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Cassis in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Cassis sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to La Ciotat.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montagne Sainte Victoire, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Centre d'Art des Penitents Noirs
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

8
nights
La Ciotat

La Ciotat ©
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Route des Cretes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Ciotat: Toulon (La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron, Zoo Fauverie du Faron, &more), Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat (in Le Pradet) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Gaou, Ile des Embiez, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at La Calanque de Figuerolles, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Lumiere, and head outdoors with Ile Verte.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Ciotat trip itinerary builder tool .

La Ciotat is just a stone's throw from Cassis. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in La Ciotat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Bandol, Toulon, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Parc du Mugel ©
Parc du Mugel
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
La Palud sur Verdon

La Palud sur Verdon ©
You've now added Route des Cretes La Palud to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Route des Cretes La Palud, get outside with Verdon Escalade, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Palud sur Verdon online driving holiday planner .

Getting from La Ciotat to La Palud sur Verdon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eze.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel ©

2
nights
Eze

Eze ©
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
You've now added Moyenne Corniche to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Èze, then stroll through Paloma Beach, then take a memorable drive along Moyenne Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

For where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Eze online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from La Palud sur Verdon to Eze takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from La Palud sur Verdon in August, expect nights in Eze to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to La Turbie.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Moyenne Corniche
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze

2
nights
La Turbie

La Turbie ©
La Turbie is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.HistoryLa Turbie was famous in Roman times for the large monument, the Trophy of Augustus, that Augustus made to celebrate his victory over the Ligurian tribes of the area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tete de Chien. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Vieux La Turbie, admire the striking features of Trophee d'Auguste, then take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, then don't miss a visit to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa les Camelias. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort de la Ligne Maginot, tee off at Monte-Carlo Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, and finally walk around Parc Sacha Guitry.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Turbie holiday builder website .

La Turbie is just a stone's throw from Eze. In August, daytime highs in La Turbie are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Le Luc.

Things to do in La Turbie

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cap d'Ail, Fort de la Ligne Maginot
Highlights from your plan
Tete de Chien ©
Tete de Chien
Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail ©
Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail
Villa les Camelias ©
Villa les Camelias

1
night
Le Luc

Le Luc
Le Luc is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Le Luc is the capital of its own canton Canton of Le Luc.Residents of Luc are called the Lucois-es.With 119.3 days per year, Le Luc is one of the municipality with the most "summer day" in France, that is to say, days for which the maximum temperature is greater than or equal to 25 °C. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Var. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Village des Tortues, then do a tasting at Chateau de Berne, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet, and finally head outdoors with The Var.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Le Luc day trip tool .

Drive from La Turbie to Le Luc in 1.5 hours. Traveling from La Turbie in August, expect nights in Le Luc to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint-Jean-en-Royans.

Things to do in Le Luc

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Berne, Le Village des Tortues, Abbaye du Thoronet, The Var
Highlights from your plan
The Var
The Var
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet
Chateau de Berne ©
Chateau de Berne

1
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Saint-Jean-en-Royans

Saint-Jean-en-Royans ©
Combe Laval has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get outside with Combe Laval, snap pictures at Aqueduc Saint Nazaire en Royans, see the interesting displays at Espace Royans Vercors, then don't miss a visit to Les Maisons Suspendues, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Eau.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Jean-en-Royans trip planner.

Drive from Le Luc to Saint-Jean-en-Royans in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Le Luc in September, expect Saint-Jean-en-Royans to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-en-Royans

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pont en Royans, Saint-Nazaire-en-Royans
Highlights from your plan
Combe Laval ©
Combe Laval
Les Maisons Suspendues ©
Les Maisons Suspendues
Musee de l'Eau ©
Musee de l'Eau

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nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair, then stroll around Domaine du Rayol, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Fort de Bregancon, stroll through Plage de Cabasson, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Le Lavandou sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saint-Jean-en-Royans to Le Lavandou by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint-Jean-en-Royans in September, with highs in Le Lavandou at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Domaine du Rayol, Daskalides Chocolatier, Chartreuse de la Verne
Highlights from your plan
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Saint-Clair ©
Plage de Saint-Clair

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