59 days in France Itinerary

59 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 1 night
Fly
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Lyon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chamonix
— 5 nights
Drive
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Val Thorens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 4 nights
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Grenoble
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Andon
— 2 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Paris

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Dnipro, Ukraine to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dnipro to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dnipro in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 8th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of train and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In February in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, then make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec, then don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rouen online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rouen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites

Lyon

— 5 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Espace d'O (in Villefranche-sur-Saone), Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure (in Saint-Antheme) and Musee Engrangeons la Memoire (in Anse). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, examine the collection at Musee Magnin, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Rouen to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lyon are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 5 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Explore Chamonix's surroundings by going to Les Contamines-Montjoie Ski Resort (in Les Contamines-Montjoie), Megeve (Skiprosmegeve & Mont d'Arbois Ski Area) and Ferme de l'Aberieux (in Cordon). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, explore and take pictures at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Val Thorens.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Val Thorens

— 4 nights
Val Thorens, located in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe, at 2300 m altitude. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade de la Pisse (in Reallon) and Meribel (Piste des Inuits, La Piste des Animaux, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Ski Cool, get outside with 6km Toboggan Run Val Thorens, fly down the slopes at La Grave, and look for gifts at La Belle en Cuisse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Val Thorens itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Chamonix to Val Thorens in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Val Thorens, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Val Thorens

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne

— 4 nights
Explore Macot-la-Plagne's surroundings by going to Station de Ski Reallon (in Reallon), Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins (in Lanslebourg Mont Cenis) and Val d'Isere (British Alpine Ski School & Oxygene Ski School Val d'Isere).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Macot-la-Plagne online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Val Thorens to Macot-la-Plagne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In February in Macot-la-Plagne, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grenoble.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Grenoble

— 6 nights

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get out of town with these interesting Grenoble side-trips: SnowPark (in La Salle les Alpes), Raquettes et Yourte (in Saint-Chaffrey) and Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School (in Les Deux-Alpes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble, fly down the slopes at Stations Village du Pays de la Meije, tour the pleasant surroundings at Office de Tourisme de Valloire Galibier, and examine the collection at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere.

Discover how to plan a Grenoble trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Macot-la-Plagne to Grenoble takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Avignon

— 5 nights

City of Popes

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Craft Espace (in Dieulefit), Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, and do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Grenoble to Avignon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Grenoble, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne

— 6 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi), S Room Agency (in Montauban) and Toulouse (Le Capitole, Le Riad du Bien etre, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, head outdoors with Bureau des Guides des Pyrénées ariégeoises, do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Marseille

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

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: Cassis (Trolib & Cape Canaille), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and Aix-en-Provence (Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, examine the collection at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and head outdoors with Ile du Gaou.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning app.

Fly from Carcassonne to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Andon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, don't miss a visit to Porte Royale, then contemplate the long history of Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Andon attractions tool.

Drive from Marseille to Andon in 2.5 hours. March in Andon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Andon

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice

— 8 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Parc de Vaugrenier (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Antibes (Musee Picasso, Chapelle de la Garoupe, &more) and Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, gain insight at Institut de Francais, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Drive from Andon to Nice in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.