55 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

55 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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Wattwiller, France
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Verdun, France
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Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France
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Lille, France
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Roubaix, France
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Tournai, Belgium
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Armentieres, France
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Mesen, Belgium
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Passendale, Belgium
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Rumbeke, Belgium
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Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Zedelgem, Belgium
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Longueval, France
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Ghent, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Torhout, Belgium
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Ostend, Belgium
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Diksmuide, Belgium
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Lo-Reninge, Belgium
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Veurne, Belgium
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Leffrinckoucke, France
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Dunkirk, France
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Calais, France
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Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
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Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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Arques, France
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Fromelles, France
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Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France
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Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France
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Arras, France
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Beaumont-Hamel, France
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Mers-les-Bains, France
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Thiepval, France
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Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France
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Naours, France
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Amiens, France
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Reims, France
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Epernay, France
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Arromanches-les-Bains, France
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Ver-sur-Mer, France
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Bayeux, France
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Wattwiller, France

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee du Val d'Orbey as well as Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Musee du Val d'Orbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Thiebaud, contemplate the long history of Les Fortifications de Neuf-Brisach, then don't miss a visit to Musee Memorial du Vieil Armand, and finally take in the history at Hartmannswillerkopf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wattwiller trip itinerary planner.

Muttenz, Switzerland to Wattwiller is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Wattwiller are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Verdun on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Wattwiller

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Verdun, France

— 2 nights
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, contemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont, take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, and finally take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, then stroll through Lac de Madine, and then steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Verdun itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Wattwiller to Verdun takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Verdun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Romagne-sous-Montfaucon.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

— 1 night
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, don't miss a visit to Montfaucon Monument, then learn about all things military at Meuse-Argonne 1918, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centre Culturel Ipousteguy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Romagne-sous-Montfaucon travel planning app.

Drive from Verdun to Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in an hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Verdun in June: highs in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lille.

Things to do in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, then steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de la Treille. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Merignies Golf Country Club, stroll through Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles, and then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lille trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Romagne-sous-Montfaucon to Lille by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Lille sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Roubaix.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roubaix, France

— 2 nights
Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St Martin, don't miss a visit to Villa Cavrois, then explore the activities along Parc Barbieux, then see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, and finally look for gifts at Le Grand Bassin. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Christophe, explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Vert-Bois, then don't miss a visit to Roubaix Grand-Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Martin.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Roubaix travel route planner.

Roubaix is just a short distance from Lille. In June in Roubaix, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tournai.

Things to do in Roubaix

Historic Sites · Spas · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tournai, Belgium

— 1 night
Tournai, known in Dutch as Doornik and historically as Dornick in English, is a Walloon municipality of Belgium, 85km southwest of Brussels on the river Scheldt. To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tournai online trip builder.

Getting from Roubaix to Tournai by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Tournai can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Armentieres.

Things to do in Tournai

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Armentieres, France

— 1 night
Armentières is a commune in the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Abbaye Sainte Marie du Mont des Cats.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Armentieres trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tournai to Armentieres takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mesen.
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Mesen, Belgium

— 1 night
Mesen is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): do a tasting at Wijngoed Monteberg, steep yourself in history at Commandobunker Kemmel, see the interesting displays at Plugstreet 14-18 Experience, stroll the grounds of The Ploegsteert Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Messine Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Messines Ridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mesen trip itinerary planning site.

Mesen is just a stone's throw from Armentieres. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Mesen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

— 2 nights

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Menin Road Museum, Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres Memorial, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Menin Road Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ypres Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George's Memorial Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Martin's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at New Irish Farm Cemetary. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Essex Farm Cemetery, do a tasting at Zilver Cruys Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Hill 60, then contemplate the long history of Sanctuary Wood, and finally appreciate the history behind Last Post.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ieper (Ypres) trip planning website.

Ieper (Ypres) is just a short distance from Mesen. In June, daytime highs in Ieper (Ypres) are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Passendale.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Passendale, Belgium

— 2 nights
Passendale or Passchendaele is a rural Belgian village in the Zonnebeke municipality of West Flanders province. Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen 1914 - 1918 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen 1914 - 1918, explore the engaging exhibits at The Old Cheese Factory, then stroll the grounds of Poelcapelle British Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Tank Memorial Ypres Salient - Poelkapelle, and finally head outdoors with Het Vrijbos.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Passendale trip itinerary builder.

Passendale is just a short distance from Ieper (Ypres). In June, daily temperatures in Passendale can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rumbeke.

Things to do in Passendale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Rumbeke, Belgium

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll around Provincial Domain Bergelen.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rumbeke online day trip planner.

Rumbeke is just a short distance from Passendale. In June in Rumbeke, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zonnebeke.

Things to do in Rumbeke

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zonnebeke, Belgium

Composed of five small villages, Zonnebeke has seen more than its fair share of dramatic events over the centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tyne Cot Cemetery as well as Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. On the 1st (Mon), stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then see the interesting displays at Fransmansmuseum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Wijnendale.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zonnebeke trip planner.

Zonnebeke is very close to Rumbeke. In July, daytime highs in Zonnebeke are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Zedelgem.

Things to do in Zonnebeke

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zedelgem, Belgium

— 2 nights
Zedelgem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kasteel van Loppem.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zedelgem journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Zonnebeke to Zedelgem takes an hour. July in Zedelgem sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Longueval.

Things to do in Zedelgem

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longueval, France

— 1 night
You've now added Caterpillar Valley Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Caterpillar Valley Memorial, steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, don't miss a visit to Pozieres Memorial, then take in the history at Tank Corps Memorial, then learn about all things military at Delville Wood War Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Vaucelles.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Longueval online attractions planner.

Getting from Zedelgem to Longueval by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Longueval, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Longueval

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 3 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ghent driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Longueval to Ghent in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and then look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Torhout.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Torhout, Belgium

— 1 night
Torhout is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Mosterdmuseum (Mustard Museum).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torhout trip itinerary planning app.

Torhout is very close to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ostend.

Things to do in Torhout

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Ostend, Belgium

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Maria Hendrikapark. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Ostende, then learn about all things military at Atlantikwall Raversyde, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Duinenkerk.

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

Ostend is just a stone's throw from Torhout. In July, daytime highs in Ostend are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Diksmuide.

Things to do in Ostend

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Diksmuide, Belgium

— 2 nights
Diksmuide is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders. On the 12th (Fri), explore the galleries of Museum Aan de IJzer, then take in the history at Dodengang (Trench of Death), then identify plant and animal life at Blankaart Nature Reserve, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at City Hall and Belfry, then grab your bike and head to Boterlandfietsroute, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Frontzate Bicycle Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Diksmuide vacation planner.

Diksmuide is just a stone's throw from Ostend. In July, daytime highs in Diksmuide are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lo-Reninge.

Things to do in Diksmuide

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Lo-Reninge, Belgium

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Dozinghem Military Cemetery and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery-Malthouse De Snoek.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lo-Reninge trip site.

Lo-Reninge is just a stone's throw from Diksmuide. In July in Lo-Reninge, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Veurne.

Things to do in Lo-Reninge

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Veurne, Belgium

— 1 night
Veurne is a city and municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On the 15th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Belgische Militaire Begraafplaats Ramskapelle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Landhuis Saint Walburga Church.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Veurne trip planner.

Veurne is just a short distance from Lo-Reninge. In July in Veurne, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leffrinckoucke.

Things to do in Veurne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Leffrinckoucke, France

— 1 night
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Blockhaus de Leffrinckoucke Reflechir.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leffrinckoucke trip planner.

Leffrinckoucke is just a short distance from Veurne. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Leffrinckoucke

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Dunkirk, France

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Wormhoudt Massacre Site and then learn about all things military at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunkirk trip itinerary planner.

Dunkirk is very close to Leffrinckoucke. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at La Cite De La Dentelle Et De La Mode De Calais, make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, and then wander the streets of Place d'Armes.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calais route maker.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Calais takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Ovillers-la-Boisselle.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

— 1 night
Ovillers-la-Boisselle is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune of Ovillers-la-Boisselle is situated 22km northeast of Amiens and extends to the north and south of the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road.The constituent village of Ovillers-la-Boisselle (commonly shortened to "Ovillers") lies on the north of the D 929 road, north-east of Aveluy and south-west of Pozières.The constituent village of La Boisselle, which had in 1914, lies across the D 929, to the south-west of Ovillers at the junction of the D 104 to Contalmaison.HistoryThe village of La Boisselle is a settlement dating back to pre-Roman times, and the D 929 Albert–Bapaume road follows the course of a Roman road. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Le Tommy and then steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ovillers-la-Boisselle day trip app.

Getting from Calais to Ovillers-la-Boisselle by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ovillers-la-Boisselle are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Ovillers-la-Boisselle

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Boulogne-sur-Mer tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ovillers-la-Boisselle to Boulogne-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ovillers-la-Boisselle in July: highs in Boulogne-sur-Mer hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arques.

Things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Museums

Side Trip

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Arques, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedrale, see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, and then brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arques road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Arques takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fromelles.

Things to do in Arques

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fromelles, France

— 1 night
Fromelles is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Bataille de Fromelles and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fromelles journey website.

Drive from Arques to Fromelles in an hour. In July in Fromelles, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen.

Things to do in Fromelles

Museums · Historic Sites

Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France

— 1 night
Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.GeographyFresnicourt-le-Dolmen is a farming village situated some 10mi south of Béthune and 20mi southwest of Lille, on the D57 road.Places of interest The church of Notre-Dame, rebuilt on old foundations during the 19th century. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau d'Olhain. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ruines de l'Eglise d'Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, then find something for the whole family at Parc de Loisirs d'Olhain, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Olhain, and finally stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Fromelles to Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen in an hour. In July in Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ablain-Saint-Nazaire.

Things to do in Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France

— 1 night
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.GeographyA farming village located 8 miles north of Arras, on the D57 road. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Aqua Terra and then examine the collection at Musee Vivant 14/18. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of St Patrick's Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Loos British Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, stroll the grounds of Philosophe British Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Maison Blanche, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimetiere du Cabaret Rouge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ablain-Saint-Nazaire visit website.

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire is just a short distance from Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen. In July in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arras.

Things to do in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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Arras, France

— 1 night
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Heroes Square, then learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington, then stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial.

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Arras is very close to Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Beaumont-Hamel.

Things to do in Arras

Historic Sites · Museums

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Beaumont-Hamel, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery.

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You can drive from Arras to Beaumont-Hamel in an hour. July in Beaumont-Hamel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mers-les-Bains.

Things to do in Beaumont-Hamel

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mers-les-Bains, France

— 1 night
Mers-les-Bains is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyThe commune is situated on the D1015 road, some 25mi west of Abbeville, Mers-les-Bains faces the English Channel near the mouth of the river Bresle, on the border between Picardy and Normandy. You've now added Chateau Fort de Rambures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Rambures and then stroll through Plage de Mers les Bains.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mers-les-Bains online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Beaumont-Hamel to Mers-les-Bains by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mers-les-Bains can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiepval.

Things to do in Mers-les-Bains

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Thiepval, France

— 1 night
Thiepval is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.Thiepval is located 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and approximately 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.First World WarThe original village was totally destroyed during the First World War. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Thiepval Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiepval trip itinerary app.

Getting from Mers-les-Bains to Thiepval by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Thiepval, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ovillers-la-Boisselle.

Things to do in Thiepval

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ovillers-la-Boisselle, France

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Ovillers-la-Boisselle is very close to Thiepval. You'll set off for Naours on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Ovillers-la-Boisselle

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Naours, France

— 1 night
Naours is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.GeographyNaours is situated on the D117 and D60 crossroads, some 13mi north of Amiens. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Long Folie de Buissy and then Head underground at La Cite souterraine de Naours.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naours trip maker website.

Drive from Ovillers-la-Boisselle to Naours in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Naours are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Naours

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Amiens, France

— 2 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide Cemetery.

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Amiens is very close to Naours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee Automobile Reims-Champagne, Museum of the Surrender and Palais du Tau. On the 1st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Surrender, see the interesting displays at Musee Automobile Reims-Champagne, examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, then do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, and finally learn about winemaking at Champagne DAGONET et Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at Budding, then learn about winemaking at Wafflart Briet Champagne, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

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Drive from Amiens to Reims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Reims are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Epernay.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Epernay, France

— 1 night

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine, Office de Tourisme Epernay Pays de Champagne and Avenue de Champagne. On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Avenue de Champagne, get answers to all your questions at Office de Tourisme Epernay Pays de Champagne, and then contemplate the long history of Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine.

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You can drive from Reims to Epernay in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Arromanches-les-Bains.

Things to do in Epernay

Historic Sites

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Arromanches-les-Bains, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Liberators Museum - Normandy 1944, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, then contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and finally explore and take pictures at Les Falaises d'Arromanches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville, learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arromanches-les-Bains travel planner.

Drive from Epernay to Arromanches-les-Bains in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Arromanches-les-Bains are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Ver-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Arromanches-les-Bains

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ver-sur-Mer, France

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by H2O Parapluies and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ver-sur-Mer trip itinerary planner.

Ver-sur-Mer is very close to Arromanches-les-Bains. In August in Ver-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bayeux.

Things to do in Ver-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Bayeux, France

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, take an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Bayeux is very close to Ver-sur-Mer. In August in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Hauts-de-France travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Somme travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens · Nature & Parks