17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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Train
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Versailles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris
— Few hours
Train
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Beaune
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chambord
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cheverny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Martin de Re
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Versailles

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Trianons & The Hamlet and Académie Équestre de Versailles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hall of Mirrors and The Royal Chapel. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Louis, don't miss a visit to Place du Marche Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie.

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London, UK to Versailles is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Versailles are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Paris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

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Beaune

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at Musee du Vin de Bourgogne, stop by Athenaeum, see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, and finally do a tasting at Maison Joseph Drouhin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beaune day trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Beaune in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

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Chambord

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, then learn about winemaking at Domaine du Croc du Merle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint-Liphard, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbatiale Notre-Dame, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clocher Saint Firmin, and finally contemplate the long history of Tour Cesar Donjon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chambord attractions tool.

You can drive from Beaune to Chambord in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Chambord, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cheverny.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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Cheverny

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Le Portail, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, and finally do a tasting at Maison des Vins de Cheverny. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mairie and then play a few rounds at Golf du Chateau de Cheverny.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cheverny online itinerary planner.

Cheverny is very close to Chambord. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

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Azay-le-Rideau

As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Eglise Saint-Symphorien. Chateau de Langeais and Eglise St-Etienne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Château de l'Islette, steep yourself in history at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, do a tasting at Chateau de l'Aulee, and browse the exhibits of Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Azay-le-Rideau trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cheverny to Azay-le-Rideau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Azay-le-Rideau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Martin de Re.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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Saint Martin de Re

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a commune in the western French department of Charente-Maritime.It is one of the ten communes located on the Île de Ré.HistoryFortificationsSaint-Martin-de-Ré has extensive fortifications, reflecting the strategic importance of the Île de Ré. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, then kick back and relax at Plage de l'Arnerault, then see the interesting displays at Musee Ernest Cognacq, and finally look for gifts at Les Papas Confituriers.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Martin de Re online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Saint Martin de Re takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Saint Martin de Re sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint Martin de Re

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Reporters Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. On the next day, take in the history at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Martin de Re to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Saint Martin de Re in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bayeux, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Ile de Re travel guide

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Lighthouses · Landmarks · Lookouts