8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Romorantin-Lanthenay
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Limoges
— 1 night
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Tours
— 1 night
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Romorantin-Lanthenay

— 1 night
On the 1st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Selles-sur-Cher, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Sologne, then examine the collection at Musee automobile MATRA, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Etienne.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Romorantin-Lanthenay online journey planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Romorantin-Lanthenay is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Luxembourg City in November, expect nights in Romorantin-Lanthenay to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Limoges.

Things to do in Romorantin-Lanthenay

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Limoges

— 1 night

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix and then admire the striking features of Gare de Limoges.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Limoges online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Romorantin-Lanthenay to Limoges in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites

Biarritz

— 2 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de Biarritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): fly like a bird with Paramoteur 64, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally enjoy the sea views from Phare de Biarritz.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Biarritz journey website.

Getting from Limoges to Biarritz by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Limoges in November, expect Biarritz to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Cognac Only, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Vieux Port, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then browse the exhibits of Association Hermione-La Fayette, and finally examine the collection at Musee Hebre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read La Rochelle tour planning app.

You can drive from Biarritz to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. November in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Tours.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · 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 7th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville de Tours, wander the streets of Rue Nationale, and then examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Tours trip planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to Tours in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from La Rochelle in November; daily highs in Tours reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tours

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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.