50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
Bus
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Carcassonne Center
— 8 nights
Bus
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Albi
— 5 nights
Train to Gourdon, Taxi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 6 nights
Taxi to Gourdon, Train to Limoges
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Limoges
— 8 nights
Bus
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La Rochelle
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Paris

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature. Get a sense of the local culture at Philippe-Chatrier Court and Fontaine Saint-Sulpice. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Académie Équestre de Versailles (in Versailles) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paris holiday website.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Marseille

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, admire the masterpieces at L'Argilla, then surround yourself with nature on Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Esprit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Pavillon M, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 83°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Avignon

City of Popes

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Saint Pierre and Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire. Get some cultural insight at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet and Musee Calvet. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Cavaillon (Synagogue & Hotel d'Agar), Baptistere de Venasque (in Venasque) and Musee Automobile de Provence (in Orgon). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pape Jean XXII, explore the world behind art at Fondation Villa Datris, and get a new perspective on nature at Musee Requien.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avignon journey site.

Drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

8
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Carcassonne Center

Step off the beaten path and head to Chateaux de Lastours and Notre-Dame-des-Auzils. Get some historical perspective at Carcassonne Cathedral and Mirepoix Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret), Fort Liberia (in Villefranche-de-Conflent) and Village Medieval de Castelnou (in Castelnou).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

5
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Albi

Albi is a commune in southern France. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Mode and Musee-Mine Departemental. Les Chateaux de Bruniquel and Palais de la Berbie will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau), Chateau de Coupiac (in Coupiac) and Chateau du Bosc (in Camjac). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Remy, walk around Park Rochegude, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Penne.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

6
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Do your shopping at Issigeac Sunday Market and La Maison du Foie Gras. Get some historical perspective at Cloitre de Cadouin and Eglise Saint Barthelemy. Change things up with these side-trips from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques), Bastide du Perigord (in Monpazier) and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac).

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

You can drive from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Limoges.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

8
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Limoges

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise des Saints Anges and Collegiale Saint-Pierre du Dorat are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Cite des Metiers et des Arts and Musee du Chateau de Rochechouart. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Coussac-Bonneval (in Coussac Bonneval), Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park (in Chassenon) and Collegiale de Saint Leonard de noblat (in Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee du Four des casseaux, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de St Germain de Confolens, explore the world behind art at Limoges Fine Arts Museum Musée des Beaux-Arts de Limoges, Palais de l'Evêché, and steep yourself in history at Abbaye Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Limoges road trip website.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Limoges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July, expect nights in Limoges to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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La Rochelle

White City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Maillezais and Citadelle Vauban. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Bunker de La Rochelle and Abbaye des Chateliers. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Musee De L'ecole De Medecine Navale), Maison du Marais Poitevin (in Coulon) and Clocher Observatoire (in Saint Martin de Re). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, walk around Parc Charruyer, examine the collection at Fort Vauban, and take in the waterfront activity at Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle trip tool.

Getting from Limoges to La Rochelle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in La Rochelle are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Paris

City of Light

Eglise du Dome and Esplanade des Invalides will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of Natural History and Musee de la Legion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie will appeal to museum buffs. Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes.

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You can fly from La Rochelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping