48 days in France Itinerary

48 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Orleans
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Orleans
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Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Marseille Provence Airport, Drive to Forcalquier
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Forcalquier
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Montpellier
— 5 nights
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Toulouse
— 5 nights
Fly
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Blois
— 12 nights
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Strasbourg
— 6 nights
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Paris
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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Orleans trip planner.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Orleans is an approximately 56-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Noumea to Orleans due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Forcalquier.
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Forcalquier — 7 nights

Forcalquier is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.Forcalquier is located between the Lure and Luberon mountain ranges, about 30km south of Sisteron and 10km west of the Durance river. Venture out of the city with trips to Moustiers Sainte-Marie (Lallier- Moustiers, faience d'art, produits locaux, Musee de la Faience, &more), Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon) and Cascade de Sillans (in Sillans-la-Cascade). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne de Lure, steep yourself in history at Les Penitents des Mees, stroll through Lac de Sainte-Croix, and relax and rejuvenate at Body Sense Massage Manosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Forcalquier trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orleans to Forcalquier. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orleans in November: highs in Forcalquier hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier — 5 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Arles (Musee Departemental Arles Antique & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Nimes (Place du Marche, La Maison Carree, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Maison de la Nature, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montpellier trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Forcalquier to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 5 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Cave de Labastide (in Labastide-de-Levis), Carcassonne Center (La Porte D'aude, Eglise Saint-Nazaire, &more) and Albi (Place Savene & Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, and take a leisurely stroll along Port Viguerie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Blois.
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Blois — 12 nights

Town of Art and History

Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux), Le Moulin des Aigremonts (in Blere) and Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou). Spend the 28th (Mon) in the animal kingdom at ZooParc de Beauval. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Blois online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Blois takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Toulouse in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Blois, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 6 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Maison des Sorcieres. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Nancy (Fontaine d'Amphitrite & Place Stanislas), Colmar (Old Town & Little Venice) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, learn about winemaking at Domaine Schneider, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and wander the streets of La Petite France.

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Take a train from Blois to Strasbourg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train 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 find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, visit Le Marais, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough 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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