9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France travel planner

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Train
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Le Mans City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saumur
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboise
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dijon
— 1 night
Drive
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Ottrott
— 2 nights
Fly

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Le Mans City

— 2 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans and Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Mans City: Chateau of Carrouges (in Carrouges), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees (in Sees) and Alencon (Maison Natale de Sainte Therese, Musee des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, step into the grandiose world of Donjon de Ballon, get engrossed in the history at Auberge des Soeurs Moisy, and see the interesting displays at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

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Paris to Le Mans City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Le Mans City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saumur.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Saumur

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Saumur trip planner.

Drive from Le Mans City to Saumur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Saumur sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Amboise.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Amboise

— 1 night
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau and then step into the grandiose world of Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise online trip planner.

Getting from Saumur to Amboise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Amboise are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dijon

— 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, walk along Owl's Trail, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dijon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Dijon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. May in Dijon sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ottrott.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Tours · Trails · Historic Sites

Ottrott

— 2 nights
Ottrott is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, learn about winemaking at Jean-Marie Straub, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Parcours Historique d'Obernai, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, then stroll through La Volerie des Aigles, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Hubert Meyer.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ottrott route site.

Getting from Dijon to Ottrott by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Ottrott, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ottrott

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.