8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Villandry
— 1 night
Train
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Hoc. Do some cultural sightseeing at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial de Caen. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Ranville to see Pegasus Memorial about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker website.

Boston, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Bayeux is 6 hours. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Villandry.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Villandry

— 1 night
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Villandry.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Villandry online trip maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Villandry in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Paris

— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

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Take a train from Villandry to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.