9 days in France Itinerary

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Sete
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Dijon
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La Bresse
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Colmar
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Strasbourg
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Mulhouse
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Avignon
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Port Leucate
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Sete

Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sete holiday planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Sete is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Sete, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Sarlat-la-Caneda on the 27th (Wed).
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 1 night

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): Head underground at Lascaux II, then pause for some photo ops at Le Badaud de Sarlat, and then make a trip to Vieux Sarlat.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planning website.

You can drive from Sete to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sete in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dijon.
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Dijon — 1 night

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Elus.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon tour site.

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Dijon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in March: highs in Dijon hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to La Bresse.
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Historic Sites
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La Bresse — 1 night

La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. On the 29th (Fri), stop by La Confiserie Geromoise, then see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de Merelle, then don't miss a visit to Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs, and finally experience rural life at La Chevrerie du Brabant.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Bresse online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dijon to La Bresse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in La Bresse can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar — 1 night

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, then make a trip to Old Town, then do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and finally identify plant and animal life at NaturoparC - Hunawihr. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, make a trip to Vieille Ville, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally do a tasting at Cave Bucher Jean Luc.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from La Bresse to Colmar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. March in Colmar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 1 night

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.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip maker site.

Getting from Colmar to Strasbourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll set off for Mulhouse on the 1st (Mon).
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Mulhouse — 1 night

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Leger, then find something for the whole family at Parc du Petit Prince, then see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, and finally examine the collection at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mulhouse planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Mulhouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Mulhouse sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Avignon.
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Avignon — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): do a tasting at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mulhouse to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Mulhouse in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Avignon, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Leucate.
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Port Leucate — 1 night

On the 3rd (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reserve Africaine de Sigean, then indulge your senses at Terra Vinea, and then do a tasting at Chateau Fabre Cordon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Porta dels Paisos Catalans and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Leucate visit planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Port Leucate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Port Leucate are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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Dordogne travel guide

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Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.
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Vosges travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Theme Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops