20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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20 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
2
Lille
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h
3
Nancy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Dijon
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Rennes
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Paris
— 6 nights
End: Paris

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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.
To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Lille on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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4
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Let the collections at La Coupole and LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Vieux-Lille and musee le Louvre lens. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Arras (Carriere Wellington & Place des Heros). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Le Touquet Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, and get lost in a book at Librairie Furet du Nord.

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Take a train from Paris to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Lille are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will leave for Nancy on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Lille

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lens, Arras, Le Touquet Beach, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, La Coupole
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Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
La Coupole ©
La Coupole

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Nancy

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and Centre Pompidou-Metz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Tranchee de Chattancourt and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Change things up with these side-trips from Nancy: Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz), Confiserie des Hautes Vosges (in Plainfaing) and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun (in Verdun). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, and appreciate the history behind Place de la Carriere.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lille to Nancy by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Dijon.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Metz, La Tranchee de Chattancourt, Confiserie des Hautes Vosges, Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
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La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy

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nights
Dijon

Dijon ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Magnin and Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbaye de Fontenay and Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon. Change things up with a short trip to Domaine Sylvain Bouhelier in Chaumont-le-Bois (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Rue Des Forges, see the interesting displays at Musee Rude, and explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes.

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Traveling by car from Nancy to Dijon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dijon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rennes.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Abbaye de Fontenay, Boursot Pere & Fils, Domaine Sylvain Bouhelier, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
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Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon

3
nights
Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Let the collections at Les Machines de L'ile and Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Cidre Sorre. Change things up with these side-trips from Rennes: Andouillerie de la Baleine (in Gavray), L'Ecume des Falaises (in Jullouville) and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal). There's more to do: tee off at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Bosco.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rennes travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Dijon to Rennes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Brasserie Bosco, Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, Cidre Sorre, Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon

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Paris

Paris ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). See even more of Paris: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Rennes to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Chateau de Chambord
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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