27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 4 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Nice
— 7 nights
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Paris — 5 nights

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 out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of train and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 4 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more) and Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bayeux in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Carcassonne, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence), Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more) and Cassis (Saint Michel Church & Trolib). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through The Panier, stop by Poussiere de Lune, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip tool.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Marseille sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice — 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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