55 days in France Itinerary

55 days in France Itinerary

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55 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 12 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Raphael
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Cannes
— 2 nights
Train:  15​min
5
Antibes
— 2 nights
Train:  15​min
6
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Villefranche-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
— 19 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cassis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Grasse
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Paris

12
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and finally take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Le Tour de l'Horloge, then examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

Plan my day in Aix-en-Provence using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Aix-en-Provence is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Le Vieux Port
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, kick back and relax at Plage de la Baumette, and then stroll through Calanque de Maubois.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions
Highlights from your plan
Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire ©

2
nights
Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head off the coast to Lérins Islands and then take a stroll through Le Suquet. On your second day here, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then wander the streets of La Croisette, and then don't miss a visit to Le Monastere Fortifie.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannes day trip planning tool .

Cannes is just a short distance from Saint-Raphael. In October, daytime highs in Cannes are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Antibes

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Port Vauban, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antibes holiday maker .

Antibes is very close to Cannes. In October in Antibes, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and finally stop by La Cure Gourmande Saint Paul de Vence.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder .

Nice is just a short distance from Antibes. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St-Paul-de-Vence
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs and then stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mariniere, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Obscure.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Villefranche-sur-Mer trip planner .

Villefranche-sur-Mer is just a stone's throw from Nice. In October, daily temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Old Harbor (La Darse) ©
Old Harbor (La Darse)

19
nights
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat ©
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is known for historic sites, beaches, trails, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Mala Beach Coastal Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat trip itinerary tool .

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is very close to Villefranche-sur-Mer. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Cassis on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cap d'Ail, La Turbie, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Eze, Riviera Palace
Highlights from your plan
Paloma Beach ©
Paloma Beach
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike

4
nights
Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cassis: Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Gaou & Ile des Embiez), Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer) and Ile de Bendor (in Bandol). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Route des Cretes, stroll around Parc du Mugel, take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cassis online travel planner .

Getting from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Cassis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Ile de Bendor
Highlights from your plan
Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, then get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Château de Salses, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grasse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canal du Midi, Château de Salses
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
nights
Grasse

Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasse: River Rafting & Tubing (in Castellane), Centre Ville (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie) and Presbytère (in Puget Theniers). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, and steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grasse driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Grasse takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Grasse can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grasse

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Les Gorges du Verdon, Centre Ville, Presbytère, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux

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