60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 13 nights
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Andon
— 3 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
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Chamonix
— 7 nights
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Macot-la-Plagne
— 6 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Drive to Cauterets
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Cauterets
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 7 nights
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Paris
— 9 nights
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Nice

— 13 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes, Lérins Islands, &more), Antibes (Musee Napoleonien, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more) and Menton (Musee du Bastion, Jardin du Palais Carnoles, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ottawa in February, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Andon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Andon

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Andon: Village de Bargeme (in Bargeme), Presbytère (in Puget Theniers) and Canyon Cote d'Azur (in Puy-Saint-Pierre). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Andon online road trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Andon in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Andon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Andon

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Raphael

— 5 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Tanneron (Massif du Tanneron & Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois), Riviera golf de Barbossi (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Domaine du Rayol (in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, browse the exhibits of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and look for gifts at Catalan Bougie.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael planning site.

You can drive from Andon to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chamonix

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Via Ferrata de la Curalla (in Plateau d'Assy), Les Carroz-d'Araches (Speed Dragoz, ESI Grand Massif, &more) and La Clusaz (Chevrerie Des Confins & Esf la Clusaz). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, hit the slopes at Loisirs Assis Evasion, take some stellar pictures from Brevent Cable Car, and head outdoors with Megeve Raquettes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Macot-la-Plagne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Macot-la-Plagne

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macot-la-Plagne: Val Thorens (Prosneige & Ski Cool), Ecole de Ski Prosneige (in Les Menuires) and Lanslebourg Mont Cenis (Lac du Mont-Cenis & Les Massages de Laurent - Bien Etre et Soins).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Macot-la-Plagne road trip planning app.

You can drive from Chamonix to Macot-la-Plagne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Macot-la-Plagne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Macot-la-Plagne

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Var Lamas (in Six-Fours-les-Plages). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, head outdoors with Cape Canaille, hike along Sentier Littoral, and admire the natural beauty at Pavillon de Vendome.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille visit planner.

You can drive from Macot-la-Plagne to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Macot-la-Plagne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marseille, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cauterets

— 2 nights
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Caminando. Keep things going the next day: hike along Pont d'Espagne and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise des Templiers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cauterets attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Marseille to Cauterets in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 7th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then relax and rejuvenate at 1 Air de Zen.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat planning website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. April in Etretat sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Rouen

— 7 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin), Promenade Marcel Proust (in Cabourg) and Bayeux ( Bayeux War Cemetery, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to La maison sublime, and steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rouen road trip planning app.

Drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris

— 9 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 (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.