32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Nice
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Castellane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Bayeux
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Paris

4
nights
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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Croisette (in Cannes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Eglise de Biot (in Biot). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice online day trip planner .

Paris to Nice is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marineland, La Croisette, Eglise de Biot, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

4
nights
Castellane

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac d'Allos (in Allos), Entrevaux (La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Porte Royale, & more) and Col de la Bonette (in Jausiers). There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a splash at Waterworld, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud, and stroll through Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Castellane trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Castellane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Castellane, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Entrevaux, Col de la Bonette, Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel, Waterworld, Lac d'Allos
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos

4
nights
Saint-Raphael

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Raphael: Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Chateau de Grimaud (in Grimaud).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Raphael sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Castellane to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Castellane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Frejus, Plage Notre Dame, Plage des Marines, Plage de Gigaro
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Plage noire du Langoustier (in Hyeres), Cassis (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Calanques) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Scuba & Snorkeling). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Aix-en-Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cassis, La Ciotat, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Plage noire du Langoustier
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac), Villars (Chateau de Puyguilhem & Grotte de Villars) and Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Front, make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, Sarlat-la-Caneda is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Villars, Kayaking & Canoeing, Jardin Exotique, Brantome Police Horses & Friends
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Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Airborne Museum, Memorial de Caen, Cite de La Mare, Pointe du Hoc
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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