40 days in France Itinerary

40 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 7 nights
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Tours
— 6 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 6 nights
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La Rochelle
— 6 nights
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 2 nights

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pegasus Bridge and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont), Maisons a Pans de Bois (in Caen) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux online trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Bayeux is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stockholm in March, expect Bayeux to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach ©
Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
La Roche d'Oetre ©
La Roche d'Oetre
Pegasus Bridge ©
Pegasus Bridge

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Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore hidden gems such as Chemin des Douaniers and Vieux Bassin. Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Vieux Rouen, &more), Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux) and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (in Etretat). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, bet on your favorite at Circuit Automobile EIA, test your problem-solving skills at Le Hangar a Enigmes, and enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honfleur trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Plage de Trouville ©
Plage de Trouville
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin

7
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Paris

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Arts Forains and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
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Tours

Tours ©

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of Notre Dame la Grande and Cathedrale Saint-Gatien. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to Bourges (Cathedrale De Bourges & Palais Jacques-Coeur), Presbytère (in Richelieu) and Musee des Blindes (in Saumur). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, admire the landmark architecture of Vinci - Centre International de Congres, examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage, and take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tours trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Church of Notre Dame la Grande ©
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes

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Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Explore hidden gems such as Plage du Sillon and Pointe du Grouin. Venture out of the city with trips to Mont-Saint-Michel (Mont Saint-Michel Bay, Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, &more), Manoir de l'Automobile (in Loheac) and Perros-Guirec (Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h & Sentier des douaniers). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc du Thabor, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique, steep yourself in history at Rochefort-en-terre, and get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo route maker app.

Getting from Tours to Saint-Malo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon

6
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle ©

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Explore hidden gems such as Echappe Toi Si Tu Peux and Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Rochelle: Le Remblai (in Les Sables-d'Olonne), Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves (in Yves) and Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois (in Rochefort). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, kick back and relax at Plage de Chatelaillon, and visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip app.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits ©
Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves ©
Reserve Naturelle du Marais d'Yves
Echappe Toi Si Tu Peux ©
Echappe Toi Si Tu Peux

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Le Gitan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and then take a memorable tour with Nature et Decouvertes de la Camargue en 4x4. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Safari Le Gitan ©
Safari Le Gitan
Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée ©

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