7 days in France Itinerary

7 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Bordeaux
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Emilion
— 2 nights
Drive
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Figeac
— 2 nights
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Paris

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Bordeaux

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux journey maker website.

Paris to Bordeaux is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for La Rochelle on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife

La Rochelle

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Rue Sur-les-Murs and then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, stop by Le Comptoir Charentais, then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. October in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Emilion.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion

— 2 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Emilion trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Saint-Emilion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Figeac.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Figeac

— 2 nights
Figeac is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Explore Figeac's surroundings by going to Grottes de Lacave (in Lacave), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Pont Valentre, fly like a bird with Air Sol Images, get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and see the interesting displays at Musee Champollion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Figeac holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Emilion to Figeac takes 3 hours. When traveling from Saint-Emilion in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Figeac: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Figeac

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.