57 days in France Itinerary

57 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 9 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Nice
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Le Lavandou
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Marseille
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bristol

9
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary website.

Bristol, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

8
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Etretat (Falaises d'Etretat & Chemin des Douaniers), Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer) and Fecamp (Palais Benedictine, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, cast your line with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Vieux Rouen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rouen tour itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fecamp, Amiens, Honfleur, Pont-L'Eveque, Etretat
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

8
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Ranville (Pegasus Bridge, Pegasus Memorial, &more), Studio Ca me Chante ! (in Caen) and Chateau of Carrouges (in Carrouges). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, go for a stroll along the water at Port Racine, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Chateau de Sassy, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

5
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Parc Regional Basse Normandie (in Domfront), Genets (Beach of Genets & Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel) and Juvigny-sous-Andaine (La Ferme du Cheval de Trait & La Michaudiere). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, step off the mainland to explore Les iles Chausey, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and take in the dramatic scenery at Petite Cascade de Mortain.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In September in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granville, Genets, Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Parc Regional Basse Normandie, Petite Cascade de Mortain
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

8
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Academie de L'Air & La Croisette), Antibes (Plage de la Garoupe, Villa Eilenroc, &more) and Galerie Elegance (in Mougins). And it doesn't end there: stop by Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Menton, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Vieux-Village
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

6
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Cap Taillat (in Ramatuelle), Grimaud (Chapelle des Penitents, Eglise St Michel, &more) and Church St Francis of Assisi (in Port Grimaud). The adventure continues: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael online journey planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Theoule sur Mer, Frejus, Plage du Chateau, Waterworld lake of gaudrade
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Gigaro, &more) and Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud). There's much more to do: stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Plage de Saint-Clair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Lavandou road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, Chartreuse de la Verne, Chateau de Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

7
nights
Marseille

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma & Horseback Riding Tours) and Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Musee Granet, get outside with Ile du Gaou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Marseille online visit planner.

Drive from Le Lavandou to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hyeres, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, La Ciotat, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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