8 days in France Itinerary

8 days in France Itinerary

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8 days in France Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Amiens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bourges
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Albi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Valencia

1
night
Amiens

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Adelaide Cemetery and then learn about all things military at Sir John Monash Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chapelle des Marins, then stroll the grounds of Pozieres Memorial, and then get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australien Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amiens trip planning website .

London, UK to Amiens is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Amiens are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villers-Bretonneux, Chapelle des Marins, Pozieres Memorial, Sir John Monash Centre
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Sir John Monash Centre ©
Sir John Monash Centre
Franco-Australian Museum ©
Franco-Australian Museum
Pozieres Memorial ©
Pozieres Memorial

1
night
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Vincennes.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder .

You can drive from Amiens to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bourges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vincennes, Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins, Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire
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Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire ©
Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire
Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes ©
Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes

2
nights
Bourges

Bourges ©
For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Henri Bourgeois and then learn about winemaking at Cave Eric Louis - Vins de Sancerre. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Meillant.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bourges online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bourges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Bourges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albi.

Things to do in Bourges

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sancerre, Chateau de Meillant, Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil
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Cave Eric Louis - Vins de Sancerre ©
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil ©
Chateau d'Ainay-le-Vieil
Chateau de Meillant ©
Chateau de Meillant

2
nights
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Chateau Foucaud et parc, then take a stroll through Le Quartier Du Castelviel, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Brousse le Chateau, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Maison des Vins de Gaillac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Corneille, and then get to know the fascinating history of Village Medieval de Lautrec.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bourges to Albi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Albi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gaillac, Eglise Notre Dame d'Alban, Village Medieval de Lautrec, Eglise Saint-Corneille, Chateau de Brousse le Chateau
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Chateau Foucaud et parc ©
Chateau Foucaud et parc
Eglise Saint-Corneille ©
Eglise Saint-Corneille
Maison des Vins de Gaillac ©
Maison des Vins de Gaillac

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