6 days in France Itinerary

6 days in France Itinerary

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Train
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Paris
— 1 night
Fly
2
Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
Drive
3
Belleau
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bayeux
— 1 night
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London

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Paris

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): visit Île de la Cité and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Clermont-Ferrand

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Puy-de-Dome Volcano.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Belleau.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature
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Belleau

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Memoire de Belleau 1914-1918.

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Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Belleau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in June, Belleau is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Belleau

Historic Sites · Museums

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 18th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belleau to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Belleau in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 19th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.