60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Roanne City
— 2 nights
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Grenoble
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 15 nights
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Montpellier
— 7 nights
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Toulouse
— 8 nights
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Bordeaux
— 8 nights
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Paris
— 12 nights

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Roanne City

— 2 nights
Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. Roanne City is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to La Tour Saint Maurice, admire the masterpieces at Musee de Beaux Arts et d'Archeologie Joseph Dechelette, examine the collection at Le Jardin du Moyen Age, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Roanne City day trip site.

Paris to Roanne City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. April in Roanne City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grenoble.

Things to do in Roanne City

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Grenoble

— 7 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: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors) and Val Thorens (Prosneige & Ski Cool). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, steep yourself in history at Horloge Solaire, stroll through Oxygene Ski School La Plagne, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Grenoble.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grenoble trip app.

Traveling by car from Roanne City to Grenoble takes 2.5 hours. In April in Grenoble, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Grenoble

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille

— 15 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 Marseille's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Le Suquet, &more), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and La Tour de l’Horloge (in Salon-de-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee des Troupes de Marine, and admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Marseille itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Grenoble to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grenoble in April: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montpellier

— 7 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, &more), Aven Grotte Forestiere (in Orgnac-l'Aven) and Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc, tee off at R-Golf International, appreciate the history behind La Maison Carree, and wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

Plan my day in Montpellier using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Toulouse

— 8 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Lourdes (Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, Grotte de Massabielle, &more), Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour) and Carcassonne Center (La Maison Hantee, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, get curious at Cite de l'espace, and slough off your stress at Le Riad du Bien etre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montpellier to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Toulouse sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bordeaux

— 8 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet, Chateau Cantenac, &more), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Rocher de la Vierge (in Biarritz). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to Pont de Pierre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris

— 12 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: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Le Marais, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip website.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Bordeaux, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.