15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laval
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Mans City
— 1 night
Train
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Paris
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bournemouth

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Bayeux

— 2 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 Omaha Beach and Bayeux War Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Bournemouth to Bayeux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Mont Saint-Michel Bay, get outside with Avel Char, and then ride a horse along Poney Club de Combourg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Laval.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Laval

— 1 night
Laval is a town in western France, about 300km west-southwest of Paris, and the capital of the Mayenne department. On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Jardin de la Perrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnieres, and then stroll through Musee Robert Tatin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Laval road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Laval takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Laval can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Laval

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Mans City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, then stroll through Arche de la Nature, and then take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Le Mans City day trip planning app.

Getting from Laval to Le Mans City by car takes about an hour. In March in Le Mans City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Paris

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Le Trocadero et son esplanade. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, stop by Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

Take a train from Le Mans City to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore hidden gems such as Lérins Islands and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip site.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

Mayenne travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Castles · Gardens

Sarthe travel guide

4.2
Zoos · Historic Walking Areas · Water Parks