7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
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Nantes
Drive
2
Les Epesses
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tours
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
5
Poitiers
— 1 night
Drive to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nantes online trip itinerary builder.

Dublin, Ireland to Nantes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Nantes due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nantes, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Historic Sites

Les Epesses

— 3 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along L’Etang Aujardiere, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur'zoo de Mervent, and then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Terre Neuve.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Les Epesses trip planner.

Getting from Nantes to Les Epesses by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Les Epesses sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Tours

— 1 night

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Villandry, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, and then admire the landmark architecture of Place Plumereau.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tours online trip maker.

Getting from Les Epesses to Tours by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Tours, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then make a splash at Alligator Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tours to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Tours in August, you will find days in Mont-Saint-Michel are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Poitiers.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Poitiers

— 1 night
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at La Vallee des Singes. On your second day here, walk around Parc de Blossac, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Notre Dame la Grande, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Radegonde.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Poitiers takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. August in Poitiers sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poitiers

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
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.