55 days in France & Escalona Itinerary

55 days in France & Escalona Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Avignon, France
— 6 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Kaysersberg, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Padirac, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, France
— 2 nights
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Foix, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France
— 2 nights
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Escalona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
— 2 nights
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Perigueux, France
— 2 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Orgnac-l'Aven, France
— 2 nights
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Meyras, France
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Nice, France

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.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Promenade des Anglais. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Lérins Islands in Cannes--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and add some adventure to your tour with Terra Incognita Rafting.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Nice. In August in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antibes, Lérins Islands, Terra Incognita Rafting
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

6
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Avignon, France

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.
Kids will enjoy Palais des Papes and Musee Angladon. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf de Servanes (in Mouries), Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence) and Nimes (Place du Marche, La Maison Carree, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee 1900, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Avignon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Avignon, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Nimes, Les Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard, Golf de Servanes
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo ©
Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Kids will enjoy Promenade a Cheval La Marisma and Ranch de la Brouzetiere. Get out of town with these interesting Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer side-trips: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud) and Visite des Calanques (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer day trip app.

Getting from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Piemanson, Visite des Calanques
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Visite des Calanques ©
Visite des Calanques

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Attractions like Calanques and Chateau d'If make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Cassis (Calanque de Port-Miou & Trolib), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau) and Sentier Littoral (in Bandol). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt, cast your line with Peche. Calanques. Com, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, The Escape Hunt, Sentier Littoral, Route des Cretes
Highlights from your plan
Trolib ©
Trolib
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 20th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at La montagne des singes, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, then don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colmar tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Marseille to Colmar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in September, things will get a bit cooler in Colmar: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaysersberg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eguisheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Kaysersberg, France

Kaysersberg
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ponder the design of Fontaine Constantin, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg, snap pictures at Pont Fortifie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, then take in the exciting artwork at Verrerie d'Art de Kaysersberg, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr. On the next day, get outside with Le Hohneck, head outdoors with Route des Cretes, then identify plant and animal life at La Montagnes des Lamas, and finally look and learn at Observatoire de Merelle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaysersberg trip planner.

Kaysersberg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In September in Kaysersberg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Bresse, Observatoire de Merelle, NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes
Route des Cretes
La Montagnes des Lamas ©
La Montagnes des Lamas
Le Hohneck ©
Le Hohneck

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Porte du Bas -Porte de Strasbourg. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, take a stroll through La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Kaysersberg to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porte du Bas -Porte de Strasbourg, Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile ©
Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Paris, France

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Padirac.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Padirac, France

Padirac ©
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, admire the sheer force of La Cascade d'Autoire, then see the interesting displays at Insectopia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gouffre de Padirac. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Man Neanderthal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville de Martel, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptiland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Padirac trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Padirac in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Padirac are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet.

Things to do in Padirac

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Martel, Museum of Man Neanderthal, Eglise Saint Pierre, Chateau of Castelnau-Bretenoux, La Cascade d'Autoire
Highlights from your plan
Gouffre de Padirac ©
Gouffre de Padirac
Reptiland ©
Reptiland
La Cascade d'Autoire ©
La Cascade d'Autoire

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Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, France

Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet ©
Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographySaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is located in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.Government and politicsMayorsInternational relationsSaint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is twinned with the town of Ennis in the Republic of Ireland.Sites of interest The church of the chapter of Saint-Paul, built between the 14th and 17th centuries and protected as a monument historique since 1989. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get interesting insight from Oxygen Aventure, then take in breathtaking views at Gorges de Galamus, and then make a trip to Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Galamus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chateau de Peyrepertuse, then see Buggy Balade 66, then explore the striking landscape at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and finally explore the ancient world of Dolmen du Moli del Vent.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet travel planner.

Getting from Padirac to Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Padirac in October, Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Foix.

Things to do in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Ille-sur-Tet, Chateau de Peyrepertuse, Dolmen du Moli del Vent
Highlights from your plan
Oxygen Aventure ©
Oxygen Aventure
Gorges de Galamus ©
Gorges de Galamus
Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet

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Foix, France

Foix ©
Foix is a commune, the former capital of the County of Foix. On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Grotte de Lombrives, then Head underground at Grotte de Niaux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saint Volusien, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Foix. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Les Forges de Pyrène.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Foix trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet to Foix in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Foix are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Lary-Soulan.

Things to do in Foix

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Lombrives, Grotte de Niaux
Highlights from your plan
Les Forges de Pyrène ©
Les Forges de Pyrène
Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Grotte de Lombrives ©
Grotte de Lombrives

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Saint-Lary-Soulan, France

Saint-Lary-Soulan ©
Saint-Lary-Soulan is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.GeographySaint-Lary is located in Hautes-Pyrénées 80 km south of the département's capital Tarbes, next to the Le Néouvielle Nature Reserve and the Pyrenees National Park and is a 20-minute drive to Spain.SportsSkiingSaint-Lary-Soulan is one of the largest ski resorts in the French Pyrenees with over 100 km of downhill slopes. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maison du Parc national des Pyrenees de Saint-Lary Soulan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Neouvielle, and finally explore the activities along Lac D'Oredon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Vallee du Rioumajou, get interesting insight from Canyoning Saint-Lary, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Lary-Soulan holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Foix to Saint-Lary-Soulan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Escalona.

Things to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle, Lac D'Oredon
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning Saint-Lary ©
Canyoning Saint-Lary
Vallee du Rioumajou ©
Vallee du Rioumajou
Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle ©
Lac de Genos-Loudenvielle

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Escalona, Spain

Escalona ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax and float downstream with Nomadas del Pirineo, then take in breathtaking views at Cañón de Añisclo, and then head outdoors with Solo Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

Before you visit Escalona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Saint-Lary-Soulan to Escalona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Oloron-Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Escalona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nomadas del Pirineo ©
Nomadas del Pirineo
Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park ©
Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Cañón de Añisclo ©
Cañón de Añisclo

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France

Oloron-Sainte-Marie ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Zoo d'asson, skim along the rocks with Gaia Aventure, and then look for gifts at Boutique LINDT. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Sainte Engrace and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de La Verna.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oloron-Sainte-Marie online travel planner.

Drive from Escalona to Oloron-Sainte-Marie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Oloron-Sainte-Marie are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perigueux.

Things to do in Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Sainte-Engrace, Zoo d'asson
Highlights from your plan
Gaia Aventure ©
Gaia Aventure
Zoo d'asson ©
Zoo d'asson
Eglise de Sainte Engrace ©
Eglise de Sainte Engrace

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Perigueux, France

Perigueux ©
Périgueux is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.Périgueux is the prefecture of the départment. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Vesunna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Front, then get engrossed in the history at Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord, and finally whizz through the canopy at VergtAventures. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, experience rural life at Ferme Andrevias, then Head underground at Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Perigueux vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oloron-Sainte-Marie to Perigueux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Perigueux sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Perigueux

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ferme Andrevias, VergtAventures, Grotte de Rouffignac, Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome
Highlights from your plan
VergtAventures ©
VergtAventures
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle ©
Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Perigord Dordogne Montgolfieres, then make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, then take a tour by water with Gabarres De Beynac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Les Grottes de Maxange.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

You can drive from Perigueux to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Annecy.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Beynac-et-Cazenac, La Roque-Gageac, Les Grottes de Maxange, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by LAITERIE DE CHAMBERY, then get in on the family fun at Walibi Rhone-Alpes, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally test your team's savvy at L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Annecy road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Annecy in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, expect nights in Annecy to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orgnac-l'Aven.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Walibi Rhone-Alpes, LAITERIE DE CHAMBERY
Highlights from your plan
L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy ©
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

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Orgnac-l'Aven, France

Orgnac-l'Aven ©
Orgnac-l'Aven is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.The Aven d'Orgnac cave is located near the village. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Accroche-Aventure, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at poterie elemenTerre, then Head underground at Grotte de la Salamandre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de la Cocalière, and finally Head underground at Aven Grotte Forestiere.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orgnac-l'Aven day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Orgnac-l'Aven takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Annecy in October, expect nights in Orgnac-l'Aven to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Meyras.

Things to do in Orgnac-l'Aven

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cascades du Sautadet, Grotte de la Salamandre, Accroche-Aventure, Grotte de la Cocalière, poterie elemenTerre
Highlights from your plan
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Aven Grotte Forestiere ©
Aven Grotte Forestiere
Accroche-Aventure ©
Accroche-Aventure

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Meyras, France

Meyras ©
Meyras is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.GeographyThe river Lignon forms part of the commune's southeastern border, then joins the Ardèche, which flows east through the commune. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head outdoors with Cascade du Ray Pic, head outdoors with GEO Ardeche Canyon, and then push the limits with Cimes et Canyons.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Meyras tour builder.

You can drive from Orgnac-l'Aven to Meyras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Meyras sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Meyras

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Aubenas, Cascade du Ray Pic, Maison Jean Ferrat
Highlights from your plan
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