60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 5 nights
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Grimaud
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 8 nights
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Porto, Corsica
— 4 nights
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Paris
— 8 nights
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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 25th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, get great views at Cabane Vauban, then admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame du Cap Lihou. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, make a trip to Tour Gabriel, then make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Grand Degre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip builder app.

Denver, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in September: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer), Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) (in Azeville). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard, and steep yourself in history at Pegasus Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly 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 Fondation Bemberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Chapelle des Carmelites (in Toulouse), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Musee d'art Hyacinthe Rigaud (in Perpignan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Lastours, contemplate the long history of Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, and brush up on your military savvy at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bayeux in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Carcassonne, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 7 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 some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Visit Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Maison Rouge (in Saint-Jean-du-Gard), Abbaye de Montmajour (in Arles) and Musee 1900 (in Arpaillargues). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari, take an in-depth tour of Musee Lapidaire, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip maker app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to EVTT Provence and Le Sentier Du Lezard. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille and Cathédrale La Major. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol), Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer (in Sanary-sur-Mer) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille online holiday planner.

Drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grimaud.
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Grimaud — 7 nights

Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and Chateau de Grimaud are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at La Mene and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grimaud: Chateau Sainte Croix (in Carces), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grimaud trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Grimaud are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael — 6 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Massif de l'Esterel and Calanque du Petit Caneiret. Let the collections at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions capture your imagination. Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Jardin de Sculptures (in Fayence) and San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de L'Artillerie, wander the streets of Village de Bargeme, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cite Episcopale.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grimaud to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice — 8 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée Marc Chagall and Palais Lascaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins), Gorges du Loup (in Grasse) and Cannes (Centre d'art La Malmaison at Cannes & La Croisette). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 4 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Calanche Cliffs and Speed Boats Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Torra d'Omigna and Couvent Saint Francois. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Cargese (Eglise de l'Assomption dite Latine & Roman Catholic Church) and Sentier du Facteur (in Girolata).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Nice to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and car. In November, daytime highs in Porto are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Atelier des Lumieres. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Evasion Canine. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Fontainebleau to see Chateau de Fontainebleau about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Porto to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Porto in November, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 51°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time 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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