50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

50 days in Paris & South of France Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France visit planner

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Paris
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 2 nights
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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne Center
— 8 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
Train to Gourdon, Taxi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 6 nights
Taxi to Gourdon, Train to Limoges
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Limoges
— 8 nights
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La Rochelle
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Paris

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Musee du Parfum - Fragonard. Get a sense of the local culture at Philippe-Chatrier Court and Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis) and Académie Équestre de Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache, make a trip to Cimetiere de Montmartre, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and wander the streets of Quartier Montparnasse.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 9:

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, admire the masterpieces at L'Argilla, then surround yourself with nature on Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Saint-Esprit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Pavillon M, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Grobet-Labadie.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille holiday site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Marseille takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Marseille reach 83°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Avignon

— 4 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Saint Pierre and Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire. Get some cultural insight at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet and Place Crillon. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Musee Automobile de Provence (in Orgon), Cavaillon (Synagogue & Hotel d'Agar) and Baptistere de Venasque (in Venasque). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, learn about winemaking at Vignobles Mayard, savor the flavors at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, and take an exotic tour of Wine Safari.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon road trip planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Carcassonne Center

— 8 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Chateaux de Lastours and Chateau de Puilaurens. Get some historical perspective at Carcassonne Cathedral and Place Carnot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne Center: Fort Liberia (in Villefranche-de-Conflent), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Village Medieval de Castelnou (in Castelnou).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne Center vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Carcassonne Center sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Albi

— 5 nights
Albi is a commune in southern France. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Mode and Musee-Mine Departemental. Les Chateaux de Bruniquel and Palais de la Berbie will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau de Coupiac (in Coupiac), Chateau de Brousse le Chateau (in Brousse-le-Chateau) and Chateau du Bosc (in Camjac). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cave de Labastide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Remy, walk around Park Rochegude, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Penne.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albi trip itinerary maker website.

Take a bus from Carcassonne Center to Albi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Albi can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

— 6 nights
Do your shopping at Issigeac Sunday Market and La Maison du Foie Gras. Get some historical perspective at Cloitre de Cadouin and Le Chateau de Fenelon. Change things up with these side-trips from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: Musee Zadkine (in Les Arques), Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac) and Eglise Saint Barthelemy (in Prayssac).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limoges.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Limoges

— 8 nights

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise des Saints Anges and Chateau de Coussac-Bonneval are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Cite des Metiers et des Arts and Pavillon de la porcelaine. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Collegiale Saint-Junien (in Saint Junien), Collegiale de Saint Leonard de noblat (in Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat) and Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park (in Chassenon). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee du Four des casseaux, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St. Michel des Lions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Pierre du Dorat, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix.

Plan my trip to Limoges with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Limoges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Limoges, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 12:

La Rochelle

— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Maillezais and Clocher Observatoire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Bunker de La Rochelle and Musee Maritime de La Rochelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Maison du Marais Poitevin (in Coulon), Embarcadere Port de Montfaucon (in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud) and Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Musee De L'ecole De Medecine Navale). The adventure continues: make a trip to Abbaye des Chateliers, walk around Parc Charruyer, pick up some local products at Marche du Centre Ville, and examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Rochelle online holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Limoges to La Rochelle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

Eglise du Dome and Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of Natural History and Musee de la Legion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie will appeal to museum buffs. Enjoy Paris some more: take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, stroll around Esplanade des Invalides, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes.

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You can take a train from La Rochelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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