18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
3
Mandelieu-la-Napoule
— 3 nights
4
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
5
Cassis
— 3 nights

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Norman'Air (in Carpiquet), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, head outdoors with Omaha Beach, and take in the history at Typhon Pilots Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Falaise, Ranville, Mont-Saint-Michel, Norman'Air, Typhon Pilots Memorial
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Chateau and Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille. Visiting Plage Robinson and Jets'Cool will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mandelieu-la-Napoule: Frejus (Base Nature Francois Leotard & Scuba & Snorkeling), Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mandelieu-la-Napoule road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Mandelieu-la-Napoule takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mandelieu-la-Napoule: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Frejus, Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de la Faviere. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de l'Anglade. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Lavandou: Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Plage de Cabasson.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Le Lavandou trip planner.

Drive from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Le Lavandou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cassis

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. You'll get in some beach time at Plage La Capte and Bestouan Beach. Get outdoors at Plage du Pradeau and Calanques. Change things up with a short trip to Plage De Peno in Carqueiranne (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Lumiere.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cassis day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Cassis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cassis can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Hyeres, Plage De Peno
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Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Calanques ©
Calanques
Scuba & Snorkeling

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