60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Amiens
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Amiens
— 5 nights
Bus to Caen, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Le Mans City
— 5 nights
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Saumur
— 4 nights
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La Rochelle
— 5 nights
Train to St-Cyprien Dordogne, Taxi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 5 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 5 nights
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Bus to Avignon - Gare TGV, Train to Aix En Provence Tgv, Bus to Aéroport Marseille Provence, Foot to Marseille, Fly to Calvi
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Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coti-Chiavari, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Zonza, Corsica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 5 nights
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Amiens

— 5 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques and Historial de la Grande Guerre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maison de Jules Verne and Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Thiepval Memorial (in Authuille) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). There's still lots to do: stroll through Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Mers les Bains, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mareis, and look for gifts at Carnet de Voyages.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amiens journey planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Amiens is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique and Pegasus Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pegasus Bridge and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. Venture out of the city with trips to D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, witness the site of a historic battle at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, and get to know the resident critters at Cerza.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Amiens to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Mans City

— 5 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Take a break from the city and head to Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais and Jardin de la Perrine. Explore hidden gems such as 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Mans City: Chateau de Sainte-Suzanne (in Sainte-Suzanne), Musee Cafetieres et compagnie (in Chateau du Loir) and Eglise Saint-Julien (in Ponce-sur-le-Loir). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee Robert Tatin, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Spaycific'Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Velo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Mans City trip app.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Le Mans City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saumur

— 4 nights

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Pierre et Lumiere. Maurice Dufresne Museum and Galerie David d'Angers will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saumur side-trips: Manoir de Clairefontaine (in Bauge), Musee Lurcat (in Angers) and Moulin Hydronef (in Longue-Jumelles). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Caves Louis de Grenelle, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Cavalerie, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Serrant, and get to know the resident critters at Le Jardin des Kangourous.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saumur online vacation planner.

Getting from Le Mans City to Saumur by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Saumur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 5 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee National de la Marine and Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise. Musee De l' ancienne ecole De Medecine Navale and Maison du Marais Poitevin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: La Cote Sauvage (in La Tremblade), Phare de Grave (in Le Verdon Sur Mer) and Grottes de Matata (in Meschers-sur-Gironde). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Porte de la Grosse-Horloge, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Angouleme, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and get outside with Embarcadere Prada.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle road trip planner.

Take a train from Saumur to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Bastide du Perigord. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe and Musee Zadkine. Venture out of the city with trips to Château de Biron (in Biron), Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac) and Eglise Notre-Dame de Villereal (in Villereal).

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from La Rochelle to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez and Musee de la Mode. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses and Academie des Miniatures et des petits gouters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albi: Viaduc de Millau (in Millau), Maison de la Chataigne (in Ayssenes) and Musee Soulages Rodez (in Rodez). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee-Mine Departemental, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Albi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Albi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand

— 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lac Pavin and Maison de la Faune. Let the collections at Les Burons de Salers and L'Aventure Michelin capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clermont-Ferrand: Cascade du Gour des Chevaux (in La Tour-d'Auvergne), Chambon-sur-Lac (Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau & Vallee de Chaudefour) and Chateau de Murol (in Murol). Spend the 4th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascade de la Barthe and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le PAL.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand travel route planner.

You can drive from Albi to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

— 5 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Step out of the city life by going to Grotte de la Salamandre and Le Moulin de Cenaret. Let the collections at Le Museum de l’Ardeche and L'Artisan Nougatier capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: Meteosite du Mont Aigoual (in Valleraugue), Cimes et Canyons (in Aubenas) and Aven Armand (in Hures-la-Parade). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Le Musee du Scribe, stop by L'Atelier de Maud, Head underground at Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades du Sautadet.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Vallon-Pont-d'Arc day trip planning site.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in August, expect Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 4 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aregno Beach and Plage de l'Ostriconi. Get some cultural insight at Dans les Yeux de Lucie and Citadelle de Calvi. Explore Calvi's surroundings by going to Plage de Ghignu (in Santo-Pietro-di-Tenda), Location Bateau Entre Particuliers CLBS (in Galeria) and Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Aregno). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nature Reserve of Scandola, kick back and relax at Punta Spano, make a trip to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and explore and take pictures at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Calvi travel planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Calvi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Calvi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coti-Chiavari.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Coti-Chiavari, Corsica

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage Cupabia and Plage de Ruppione. Visit Plage de Portigliolo and Plage Mare e Sole for some beach relaxation. Step out of Coti-Chiavari to go to Propriano and see Locanautic, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tour Genoise De Capanella.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coti-Chiavari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Coti-Chiavari takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coti-Chiavari are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zonza.

Things to do in Coti-Chiavari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Zonza, Corsica

— 3 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea and Anse De Favone. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piscines Naturelles de Cavu and Pisca di Ghjaddu. Change things up with a short trip to Musee Departemental de l'Alta-Rocca in Levie (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) and admire the sheer force of Cascades de Polischellu.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zonza vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coti-Chiavari to Zonza takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zonza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 5 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Canetto and Plage de Stagnolu. Step out of the city life by going to Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bonifacio: U Porcu RANGER (in Figari), A Casa di Roccapina (in Sartene) and Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Phare de Pertusato, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure, trek along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio online route maker.

Getting from Zonza to Bonifacio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Zonza in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.