60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 8 nights
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Bayeux
— 7 nights
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Carcassonne
— 8 nights
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Avignon
— 7 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Nice
— 9 nights
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Biarritz
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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Golf du Tremblay sur Mauldre (in Le Tremblay-sur-Mauldre), Golf des Yvelines (in La Queue-les-Yvelines) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, L'Orangerie, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 7 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do your shopping at Maison Lebrec and La Maison du Biscuit. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Chapelle Saint-Aubert & Mont Saint-Michel Bay). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bayeux online vacation planner.

Drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Attractions like Grotte de Niaux and Mount Perdu make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Cap-d'Agde (Plage de Rochelongue, Plage Naturiste, &more), Plage des Trois Digues (in Sete) and Toulouse (Hotel d'Assezat, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, take in the history at Bunker 638, take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bayeux to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Carrieres des Lumieres and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Musee Granet, &more), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). The adventure continues: trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Grand Travers, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hyeres.
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Hyeres — 7 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Notre Dame de Consolation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Sylvabelle. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Porquerolles Island (Plage d'Argent & Fondation Carmignac), Le Lavandou (Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette & Plage de Saint-Clair) and Saint-Tropez (Place des Lices Market, Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Heraclee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Vergeron, hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, and steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hyeres trip site.

You can drive from Avignon to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyeres are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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.
Family-friendly places like Plage Des Brouis and Plage de la Baumette will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire and Memorial des Guerres en Indochine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Raphael: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron), Seillans (Atelier de Jiel & The Orange Tree Galerie) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 9 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 some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Croisette and Musée Marc Chagall. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Musee Picasso, &more) and Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, and hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

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Drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Biarritz.
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Biarritz — 7 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Get outdoors at Plage d'Hendaye and Plage de la Milady. Popular historic sites such as Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Grotte de Massabielle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Centre d'interpretation de l'AOP Ossau Iraty (in Espelette), Lourdes (Musee Sainte-Bernadette, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, &more) and Le Bel Ordinaire (in Billere). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Villa Arnaga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Alcyons, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Biarritz online holiday planner.

You can fly from Nice to Biarritz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (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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