46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 6 nights
3
Biarritz
— 4 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
6
Avignon
— 5 nights
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
8
Hyeres
— 5 nights
9
Nice
— 5 nights

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip builder app.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Paris is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer), Deauville Beach (in Deauville City) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Lieutenance d' Honfleur). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, witness the site of a historic battle at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux day trip website.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Honfleur, Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum)
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

4
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Villa Arnaga. Your inner history buff will appreciate Phare de Biarritz and Eglise Saint-Vincent-Diacre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Centre de Tourisme Equestre Larrun Alde (in Urrugne). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle aux Icones., look for gifts at L'Atelier du Piment, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Alcyons.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Biarritz travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Biarritz in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Biarritz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Cambo les Bains, Plage des Alcyons, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Sarlat and La Foret des Singes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cite Religieuse and Chateau des Milandes. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Rocher des Aigles (in Rocamadour) and Chateau de Campagne (in Campagne). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bonaguil, contemplate the long history of Grotte du Pech-Merle, Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, and make a trip to Chateau de Beynac.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Biarritz in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Grotte de Rouffignac, Chateau de Beynac
Highlights from your plan
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Château de Salses. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau de Queribus. Venture out of the city with trips to Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy & Les Jardins de la Berbie) and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Memorial House (Maison des Memoires), learn about winemaking at Winemaker Workshops, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne attractions site.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi, Chateau de Queribus, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Château de Salses
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Sentier des Ocres and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Venture out of the city with trips to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Caverne du Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc) and Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), do a tasting at Domaine Juliette Avril, and explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon attractions planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Roman Theatre of Orange, Caverne du Pont-d'Arc
Highlights from your plan
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calanques and Vieil Aix. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Venture out of the city with trips to Cassis (Plage de l’Arene, Bestouan Beach, &more), La Citadelle de Sisteron (in Sisteron) and Valensole (Plateau de Valensole & Lavande Angelvin). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, Valensole, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, La Citadelle de Sisteron
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
La Citadelle de Sisteron ©
La Citadelle de Sisteron
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

5
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get outdoors at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de la Faviere. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de l'Estagnol and Heraclee Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage du Debarquement & Plage de Vergeron), Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more) and Eglise St Michel (in Grimaud). There's lots more to do: stroll through Plage du Pradeau, kick back and relax at Plage de L'Argentiere, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, and get outside with Plage du Pellegrin.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Hyeres sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

5
nights
Nice

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La cité médiévale and Juan les Pins Main Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Plage de la Lanterne. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Plage Robinson & Scuba & Snorkeling), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet). The adventure continues: stop by Vieille Ville, cool off at Plage Le Sporting, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and take a peaceful walk through Pitchoun Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice route planning site.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyeres in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes, Eze, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, Pitchoun Forest
Highlights from your plan
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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