54 days in France Itinerary

54 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Collonges-la-Rouge
— 2 nights
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Beynac-et-Cazenac
— 2 nights
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La Roque-Gageac
— 2 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Les Baux de Provence
— 2 nights
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Gordes
— 2 nights
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Menerbes
— 1 night
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Fontaine de Vaucluse
— 2 nights
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Yvoire
— 2 nights
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain
— 2 nights
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Vezelay
— 2 nights
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Eguisheim
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Coaraze
— 1 night
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St-Paul-de-Vence
— 2 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 1 night
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Paris

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Saint John, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Saint John in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bayeux vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Collonges-la-Rouge.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Collonges-la-Rouge

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Turenne, then make a trip to Le Moutardier du Pape, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Le couteau de Correze, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptiland, get to know the fascinating history of Ville de Martel, then Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac, and finally explore the world behind art at Chateau des Doyens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Collonges-la-Rouge holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Collonges-la-Rouge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Beynac-et-Cazenac.

Things to do in Collonges-la-Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac

— 2 nights
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange, ponder the world of politics at Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium du Perigord Noir. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Parc Le Bournat, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beynac-et-Cazenac trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Collonges-la-Rouge to Beynac-et-Cazenac by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Collonges-la-Rouge in August: highs in Beynac-et-Cazenac hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Roque-Gageac.

Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

La Roque-Gageac

— 2 nights
La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France.Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, then head outdoors with Canoe Dordogne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, stop by La Maison du Foie Gras, then explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme, then take an in-depth tour of L'Oustal du Perigord, and finally relax in the rural setting at La Ferme de Turnac.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read La Roque-Gageac vacation planner.

La Roque-Gageac is just a stone's throw from Beynac-et-Cazenac. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in La Roque-Gageac

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 4 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, make a trip to Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Commarque, and explore the galleries of Lascaux Caves 4.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda planner.

Sarlat-la-Caneda is very close to La Roque-Gageac. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

— 2 nights
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Cirq Lapopie, then get outside with Chemin des Brigands, then make a trip to Chapelle des Penitents Noirs, and finally explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Grotte du Pech-Merle, trek along Chemin de Halage, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cenevieres, and finally look for gifts at Le Musee Du Vin.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint-Cirq-Lapopie trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and Cite de l'espace (in Toulouse). There's lots more to do: visit Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, and explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence

— 2 nights
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, then don't miss a visit to Fontaine Moussue, and finally don't miss a visit to Miramas-le-Vieux. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, get in on the family fun at Le Vieux Mas, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, then relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Les Baux de Provence day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Les Baux de Provence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Les Baux de Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gordes.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gordes

— 2 nights
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Colorado Provencal, then go deep underground at Mines de Bruoux, then trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Vieille Ville de Gordes, examine the collection at Musee de la Lavande Luberon, and then explore the ancient world of Village des Bories.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gordes trip itinerary app.

Getting from Les Baux de Provence to Gordes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Menerbes.

Things to do in Gordes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Menerbes

— 1 night
Ménerbes is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, a walled village on a hilltop in the Luberon mountains, foothills of the French Alps.Rural Vaucluse was described by author Marcel Pagnol in such novels as Manon des Sources, a hardscrabble peasant life in a declining economy. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Musee du Tire-Bouchon, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Domaine de la Citadelle, then get outside with Foret de Cedres, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lacoste.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Menerbes itinerary planner.

Menerbes is very close to Gordes. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Things to do in Menerbes

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Fontaine de Vaucluse

— 2 nights
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.HeraldryThe coat of arms of the village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is:"Blue, with a Trout and a Grayling, poised horizontally." (Malte-Brun, in France Illustrated, book V, 1884)GeographyFontaine-de-Vaucluse is built around a spring in a valley at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains, between Saumane and Lagnes, not far from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistere de Venasque, see the interesting displays at Musee d’Histoire Jean Garcin: 1939–1945, then explore the activities along La Source de La Sorgue, then take in the dramatic scenery at La Fontaine de Vaucluse, and finally see the interesting displays at Moulin a Papier Vallis Clausa. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Basilic & Calisson, see the interesting displays at Musee du Santon, then head outdoors with Canoe Evasion, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre-Dame Et Saint-Veran, and finally don't miss a visit to Cristallerie de la fontaine.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fontaine de Vaucluse trip planner.

Fontaine de Vaucluse is very close to Menerbes. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yvoire.

Things to do in Fontaine de Vaucluse

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yvoire

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Cinq Sens, stroll around La Chataigniere - Domaine de Rovoree, then enjoy the sand and surf at Excenevex Plage, and finally get outside with Parcours Aventure de Sciez. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Pisse-Vache, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Avully, and then don't miss a visit to Abbaye d'Aulps.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yvoire trip builder.

Drive from Fontaine de Vaucluse to Yvoire in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Fontaine de Vaucluse in August, things will get slightly colder in Yvoire: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Yvoire

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of Chamonix to go to Annecy and see Lake Annecy, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, and identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chamonix online journey planner.

You can drive from Yvoire to Chamonix in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

— 2 nights
Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is a commune in the French department of Côte-d'Or, in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.The village was awarded membership in Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("France's most beautiful villages").GeographyThe medieval village of Flavigny is situated on a rocky spur, surrounded by three streams: the Ozerain, the Recluse and the Verpant.HistoryThe first written mention of the village of Flavigny was in the Latin form of its name, Flaviniacum, which appears in the cartulary of the Benedictine abbey founded on the site by a certain Widerard in 719. On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Genest, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Fontenay, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de l'Auxois. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of MuseoParc Alesia, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, and then admire the landmark architecture of Crypte Carolingienne.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Flavigny-sur-Ozerain travel route builder app.

You can drive from Chamonix to Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Vezelay.

Things to do in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Vezelay

— 2 nights
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to musee du costume Avallon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bazoches, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Saint-Pere, then don't miss a visit to La Goulotte - Association "Fondation Christian et Yvonne Zervos", and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Zervos. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte Madeleine, then examine the collection at la maison Jules-Roy, then learn about winemaking at Chablis Vititours, and finally Head underground at Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vezelay trip maker.

Getting from Flavigny-sur-Ozerain to Vezelay by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Vezelay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Vezelay

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Vieille Ville, make a trip to Les Trois-Chateaux du Haut-Eguisheim, learn about winemaking at Domaine Gruss & Fils, then do a tasting at Domaine Christian et Veronique Hebinger, then learn about winemaking at Maison Wolfberger, and finally contemplate the long history of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX. On your second day here, make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and finally examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eguisheim using our trip planner.

You can drive from Vezelay to Eguisheim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Eguisheim

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eguisheim to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eguisheim in September: high temperatures in Nice hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coaraze.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Coaraze

— 1 night
Coaraze is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.GeographyCoaraze is a small village in the Nice hinterland, in the valley of the River Paillon. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sospel Cathedral, then snap pictures at Le Pont Vieux , then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coaraze trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Coaraze takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Coaraze

Historic Sites

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence

— 2 nights
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. On the 12th (Sun), indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, and then stop by Choisy La Galerie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and then examine the collection at Fondation Maeght.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St-Paul-de-Vence day trip planner.

You can drive from Coaraze to St-Paul-de-Vence in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 1 night
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip tool.

Drive from St-Paul-de-Vence to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

France travel guide

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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.

Vaucluse travel guide

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Castles · Bridges · Landmarks
Vaucluse is a department named after the famous spring, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, close to the Mediterranean Sea, with a breezy, warm climate. The name means "Closed Valley," because the valley ends with a cliff face from which emanates a spring whose origin is so deep that its source has yet to be determined. Bordered by the Rhône to the west and the River Durance to the south, the mountains occupy a significant proportion of the eastern half of the department, with Mont Ventoux towering at 1,912 m (6,272 ft), also known as "the Giant of Provence," dominating the landscape. This department has interesting attractions in the form of medieval ramparts in its main town of Avignon, and Gordes is often considered to be one of the most beautiful villages and popular vacation spots in the country.