46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 6 nights
3
Biarritz
— 4 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
6
Avignon
— 5 nights
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 5 nights
8
Hyeres
— 5 nights
9
Nice
— 5 nights

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

6
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Hoc. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Deauville Beach (in Deauville City), Lieutenance d' Honfleur (in Honfleur) and Plage de Benerville sur Mer (in Benerville-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Honfleur, Ranville, Arromanches-les-Bains, Deauville Beach
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

4
nights
Biarritz

Biarritz ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Phare de Biarritz. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne and Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biarritz: Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Centre de Tourisme Equestre Larrun Alde (in Urrugne). Next up on the itinerary: stop by L'Atelier du Piment, get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, and stroll through Plage de la Milady.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Biarritz tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bayeux to Biarritz in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bayeux in July since evenings lows in Biarritz dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hendaye, Cambo les Bains, L'Atelier du Piment, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia
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Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Sarlat and Chateau de Castelnaud. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cite Religieuse and The Maison Forte de Reignac. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Rocamadour (La Foret des Singes & Rocher des Aigles) and Chateau de Campagne (in Campagne). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Grotte du Pech-Merle, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Genies, don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Biarritz in August since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rocamadour, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Grotte de Rouffignac, Chateau de Beynac
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La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte du Pech-Merle ©
Grotte du Pech-Merle

5
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Château de Salses. Venture out of the city with trips to Albi (Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy & Les Jardins de la Berbie) and Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne attractions site.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carcassonne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albi, Château de Salses, Chateau de Queribus, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

5
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
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 Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Sentier des Ocres and Caverne du Pont-d'Arc. Venture out of the city with trips to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Chateau de Grignan (in Grignan) and Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon (in Tarascon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Site Archeologique de Glanum, explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, do a tasting at Domaine Juliette Avril, and explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon attractions planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calanques and Cours Mirabeau. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieil Aix and La Citadelle de Sisteron. Venture out of the city with trips to Valensole (Plateau de Valensole & Lavande Angelvin), Cassis (Plage de l’Arene, Bestouan Beach, &more) and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planner.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cassis, Valensole, La Citadelle de Sisteron, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Calanques ©
Calanques
La Citadelle de Sisteron ©
La Citadelle de Sisteron
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

5
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
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. Get outdoors at Plage de Pampelonne and Plage de la Faviere. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de l'Estagnol and Plage du Pradeau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage du Debarquement, Heraclee Beach, &more), Eglise St Michel (in Grimaud) and Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage La Capte, kick back and relax at Plage des Oursinieres, do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie, and get outside with Plage du Pellegrin.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, Grimaud
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Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

5
nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La cité médiévale and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Florida Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Plage Robinson & Scuba & Snorkeling), La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence (in Vence) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes, stroll through Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, kick back and relax at Plage de la Lanterne, and wander the streets of Le Suquet.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyeres in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eze, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes, Eglise, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
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La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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