8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Blois
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Manchester

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nights
Paris

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey maker.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Paris is 1 hour. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blois.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

2
nights
Blois

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 11th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Blois.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blois itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Paris to Blois by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Blois, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee du debarquement. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Blois to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.2
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.