32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Fontainebleau
— 1 night
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Boulogne-Billancourt
— 2 nights
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Montigny-le-Bretonneux
— 2 nights
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Giverny
— 2 nights
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Pontoise
— 3 nights
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Argenteuil
— 1 night
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Chantilly City
— 3 nights
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Provins
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 3 nights
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Dijon
— 3 nights
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Orleans
— 3 nights
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Villandry
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Fontainebleau

— 1 night
Fontainebleau is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Fontainebleau, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Les Sables du Cul du Chien, and then take a stroll through Moret-sur-Loing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then take an in-depth tour of Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fontainebleau road trip app.

Paris to Fontainebleau is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Fontainebleau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Paris

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fontainebleau to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boulogne-Billancourt.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Boulogne-Billancourt

— 2 nights
Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. On the 6th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Malmaison, and finally walk around Parc de Bois-Preau. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee National de Ceramique de Sevres, take in the exciting artwork at words and things, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boulogne-Billancourt attractions site.

Boulogne-Billancourt is just a short distance from Paris. In June, daily temperatures in Boulogne-Billancourt can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Montigny-le-Bretonneux.

Things to do in Boulogne-Billancourt

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Montigny-le-Bretonneux

— 2 nights
Montigny-le-Bretonneux is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get in on the excitement at Velodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breteuil, don't miss a visit to France Miniature, and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Montigny-le-Bretonneux online road trip planner.

Montigny-le-Bretonneux is just a stone's throw from Boulogne-Billancourt. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Giverny.

Things to do in Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Giverny

— 2 nights
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then play a few rounds at Golf De Gaillon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Savior Church of Petit-Andely.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Giverny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montigny-le-Bretonneux to Giverny in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pontoise.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Pontoise

— 3 nights
Pontoise is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Cimetiere Auvers su Oise, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers, examine the collection at Maison de van Gogh, then examine the collection at Chateau d'Auvers, and finally head outdoors with Gopark. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Parc Xtrem Aventures Cergy, tee off at Golf de Seraincourt, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grouchy.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontoise trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Giverny to Pontoise by car takes about an hour. In June in Pontoise, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Argenteuil.

Things to do in Pontoise

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Argenteuil

— 1 night
Argenteuil is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): try your luck at Casino Barriere, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Renaissance, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Acceul d'Ecouen. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Dogs (Cimetiere des Chiens), play a few rounds at Golf de l'Île Fleurie, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte, and finally take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Argenteuil day trip planning website.

Argenteuil is very close to Pontoise. In June, daily temperatures in Argenteuil can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chantilly City.

Things to do in Argenteuil

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Chantilly City

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-dame De Chantilly, examine the collection at The Living Museum of the Horse, then admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Potager des Princes. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale notre-dame de Senlis, pause for some photo ops at Abbey of St. Vincent, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pierrefonds, and finally take a peaceful walk through Foret de Compiegne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chantilly City trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Argenteuil to Chantilly City in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Chantilly City can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Provins.

Things to do in Chantilly City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Provins

— 2 nights
Provins cultivates roses to make all sorts of foods from roses with specialties including rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey, and rose candy.
On the 18th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc des Felins, then take an in-depth tour of La Grange aux Dimes, then steep yourself in history at Les Souterrains de Provins, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Quiriace. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Champagne Domi Moreau, then learn about winemaking at Champagne DOMI, and then do a tasting at Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Provins trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chantilly City to Provins in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Provins can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Provins

Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Marseille

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marseille holiday planner.

You can fly from Provins to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Provins in June, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Dijon.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Dijon

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): shop like a local with Boursot Pere & Fils. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): trek along Owl's Trail, do a tasting at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, and finally head outdoors with Aqua-City.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dijon trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Dijon by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in June, things will get slightly colder in Dijon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Orleans

— 3 nights
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. On the 26th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Domaine du Croc du Merle. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal de Blois, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orleans trip app.

Drive from Dijon to Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Villandry.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Villandry

— 2 nights
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Etienne. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Langeais, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse, and then see the interesting displays at Maurice Dufresne Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Villandry trip planner.

You can drive from Orleans to Villandry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Villandry are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Villandry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.