60 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 7 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 3 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 4 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Paris
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Nice — 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Musée Marc Chagall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Monastere Fortifie, La Croisette, &more) and Vence (Azur Wine Tours & Domaine Saint-Joseph). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice journey planner.

Montgomery, USA to Nice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Nice is 7 hours. When traveling from Montgomery in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 4 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Citadelle de Calvi and Village abandonné d'Occi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corse Adrenaline and Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Calanques de Piana (in Piana), Vallée du Fango (in Galeria) and Eglise de l'Assomption (in Cateri). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorges de la Restonica, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Prive Guy Savelli.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Calvi online vacation planner.

Fly from Nice to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 3 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonifacio Citadel and Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iles Lavezzi and Grottes de Bonifacio. Get out of town with these interesting Bonifacio side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano) and Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, see Off-Road Tours, and don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Roman Theatre of Orange and St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime). Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 6 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and O'Vineyards. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Comtal and Cité de Carcassonne. Venture out of the city with trips to Paroisse Saint Nazaire (in Beziers), Aeroscopia (in Blagnac) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Collioure, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albi.
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Albi — 5 nights

Albi is a commune in southern France. Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Les Jardins de la Berbie. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Pont Valentre (in Cahors), Village de Conques (in Conques) and Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, and take in the views from Pont Vieux.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albi online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Castelnaud. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Chateau de Beynac. Explore Castelnaud-la-Chapelle's surroundings by going to Bastide du Perigord (in Monpazier), Chateau de Bonaguil (in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance) and Château de Biron (in Biron).

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip builder site.

You can drive from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Albi in October, things will get little chillier in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Azay-le-Rideau.
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Azay-le-Rideau — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Villandry and Chateau de Chenonceau. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Maurice Dufresne Museum. Explore Azay-le-Rideau's surroundings by going to Chateau de Valencay (in Valencay) and Chateau de Loches (in Loches). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Langeais and contemplate the long history of La Forteresse de Montbazon.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Azay-le-Rideau online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Azay-le-Rideau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Azay-le-Rideau, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 3 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centre Historique and Plage du Sillon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Cap Fréhel. Step out of Saint-Malo to go to Plevenon and see Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, and pick up some local products at Marche aux Huitres.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Azay-le-Rideau to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Airborne Museum. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 5 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Bassin and Notre Dame de Grace. Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Abbaye de Jumieges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Jardins d'Etretat, &more) and Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, do a tasting at Calvados Boulard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honfleur day trip tool.

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Honfleur sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 8 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 the less-touristy side of things at Avenue de Champagne and The Hall of Mirrors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Moet et Chandon (in Epernay), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Honfleur to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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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