32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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32 days in France Itinerary

Start: Nice
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Arles
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
3
Les Baux de Provence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Vers-Pont-du-Gard
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Beynac-et-Cazenac
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Cenac-et-Saint-Julien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Oradour-sur-Glane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Chinon
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
11
Villandry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Amboise
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Chartres
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
14
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Col de la Bonette and Climbing Tours. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lac d'Allos (in Allos), Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc (in Castellane) and Room Escape Games (in Cannes). It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Arles.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Castellane, Lac d'Allos, Col de la Bonette, Room Escape Games
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Climbing Tours
Lac d'Allos ©
Lac d'Allos
Col de la Bonette ©
Col de la Bonette

2
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
On the 27th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Les Alyscamps. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then try for a hole-in-one at L'Aventure Mini Golf, and then pause for some photo ops at Place Saint Louis.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Arles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, L'Aventure Mini Golf
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal ©
Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal
L'Aventure Mini Golf ©
L'Aventure Mini Golf

1
night
Les Baux de Provence

Les Baux de Provence ©
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, examine the collection at Musee Yves Brayer, see the interesting displays at Musee des Santons, then savor the flavors at Mas de la Dame, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Sixte, and finally look for gifts at Le Caviste de Maussane.

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Les Baux de Provence is very close to Arles. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chapelle Saint-Sixte, Le Caviste de Maussane
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Mas de la Dame ©
Mas de la Dame
Chapelle des Penitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
Musee Yves Brayer ©
Musee Yves Brayer

3
nights
Vers-Pont-du-Gard

Vers-Pont-du-Gard ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like GEO Ardeche Canyon and L'Arche de Noe. Explore Vers-Pont-du-Gard's surroundings by going to Les Barons Perches (in Nyons), Acro'Force (in Largentiere) and Natural History Museum of The Ardeche (in Balazuc).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vers-Pont-du-Gard trip planner .

Drive from Les Baux de Provence to Vers-Pont-du-Gard in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Vers-Pont-du-Gard

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Natural History Museum of The Ardeche, Musee 1900, Acro'Force, L'Arche de Noe, Les Barons Perches
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GEO Ardeche Canyon ©
GEO Ardeche Canyon
Les Barons Perches ©
Les Barons Perches
Natural History Museum of The Ardeche ©

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gorges de Caranca and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Hautpoul (in Mazamet), Le Jardin de L'eveche (in Castres) and Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Galamus (in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, have fun at O2 Aventure, and examine the collection at Musée-mine départemental.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vers-Pont-du-Gard to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Gorges de Caranca, Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Galamus, Hautpoul, Musee-Mine Departemental, Winemaker Workshops
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Gorges de Caranca ©
Gorges de Caranca
Eglise St. Vincent ©
Eglise St. Vincent
Musee-Mine Departemental ©
Musee-Mine Departemental

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Le Bon Gout du Perigord.

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Drive from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Carcassonne in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beynac-et-Cazenac.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Montignac, Abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour
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chateau de Sauveboeuf ©
chateau de Sauveboeuf
Ferme du Brusquand ©
Ferme du Brusquand
Abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly ©
Abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Coly

2
nights
Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac-et-Cazenac ©
Beynac-et-Cazenac is a village located in the Dordogne department in southwestern France.The medieval Château de Beynac is located in the commune.The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages of France).GeographyThe commune lies on the banks of the Dordogne River 10km southwest of Sarlat-la-Canéda.HistoryHistorically the first mention of Beynac dates to 1115 when Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abbey. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of cave dwellings of Belvès, steep yourself in history at Château de Biron, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gavaudun, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Combarelles, then Head underground at Grotte du Grand Roc, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Beynac-et-Cazenac trip maker website .

Beynac-et-Cazenac is just a stone's throw from Sarlat-la-Caneda. In July in Beynac-et-Cazenac, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cenac-et-Saint-Julien.

Things to do in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, La Roque-Gageac, Habitations Troglodytiques, Chateau de Gavaudun, Château de Biron
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Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac ©
Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac
Kayaking & Canoeing
Les Combarelles ©
Les Combarelles

2
nights
Cenac-et-Saint-Julien

Cenac-et-Saint-Julien ©
Cénac-et-Saint-Julien is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.GeographyThe river Céou, a tributary of the Dordogne, forms part of the commune's south-western border; the Dordogne forms most of its northern border.The Commune has one main high street. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ferme Terroir de Lol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame de l'Assomption, take an in-depth tour of L'Oustal du Périgord, then contemplate the long history of Les Graffiti Templiers, and finally look for gifts at La Maison du Foie Gras.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cenac-et-Saint-Julien trip maker app .

Cenac-et-Saint-Julien is just a short distance from Beynac-et-Cazenac. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Oradour-sur-Glane.

Things to do in Cenac-et-Saint-Julien

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Domme, Ferme Terroir de Lol
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Les Graffiti de la Porte des Tours ©
Cenac Perigord Loisirs ©
Cenac Perigord Loisirs
Eglise de Notre Dame de l'Assomption ©

2
nights
Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Lac des Bariousses and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montbrun. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale de Saint Leonard de noblat, explore the world behind art at Espace Rebeyrolle, and then see the interesting displays at La Cite des Insectes.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oradour-sur-Glane journey maker site .

Getting from Cenac-et-Saint-Julien to Oradour-sur-Glane by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Cenac-et-Saint-Julien in July, plan for little chillier days in Oradour-sur-Glane, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chinon.

Things to do in Oradour-sur-Glane

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lac des Bariousses, Espace Rebeyrolle, Memorial of Resistance, La Cite des Insectes, Collegiale de Saint Leonard de noblat
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La Cite des Insectes ©
La Cite des Insectes
Lac des Bariousses ©
Lac des Bariousses
Espace Rebeyrolle ©
Espace Rebeyrolle

2
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Place Jeanne d'Arc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): savor the flavors at Cave Monplaisir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel, then do a tasting at Langlois-Chateau, and finally do a tasting at Caves Louis de Grenelle.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chinon vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Oradour-sur-Glane to Chinon takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villandry.

Things to do in Chinon

Wineries Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Saumur, Poitiers, Eglise Saint Michel
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Langlois-Chateau ©
Langlois-Chateau
Cave Monplaisir ©
Cave Monplaisir
Caves Louis de Grenelle ©
Caves Louis de Grenelle

1
night
Villandry

Villandry ©
Villandry is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Aqueduc gallo-romain, then explore the activities along Lac des Bretonnieres, then stop by La Savonnerie Du Zebre, and finally take in the views from Pont de Langeais.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Villandry online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chinon to Villandry takes an hour. In July in Villandry, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Villandry

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

La Savonnerie du Zebre, Aqueduc Gallo-romain, Lac des Bretonnieres, Pont de Langeais
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Lac des Bretonnieres ©
Lac des Bretonnieres
Pont de Langeais ©
Pont de Langeais
Aqueduc Gallo-romain ©
Aqueduc Gallo-romain

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Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Explore hidden gems such as Troglo Degusto and Closerie de Chanteloup. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Cheverny (Château de Troussay & Chateau de Cheverny), Aux Caprices de Cellettes (in Cellettes) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Collegiale St. Ours, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montpoupon, stop by La Balade Des Fromages, and see the interesting displays at La Magnanerie.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amboise trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Villandry to Amboise takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chartres.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Cheverny, Bourre, Chateau Royal de Blois, Aux Caprices de Cellettes, La Balade des Fromages
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
La Magnanerie ©
La Magnanerie
chateau Montpoupon ©
chateau Montpoupon

1
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Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Parc des Bords de l'Eure, don't miss a visit to Les Fresques de Bel Air, see the interesting displays at Le Compa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Danses Macabres d’Europe, and finally look for gifts at La Cave du Marché.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chartres visit planning site .

You can drive from Amboise to Chartres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Chartres are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chartres

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Danses Macabres d’Europe
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Parc des Bords de l'Eure ©
Parc des Bords de l'Eure
Le Compa ©
Le Compa
Les Fresques de Bel Air ©
Les Fresques de Bel Air

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fontainebleau. On the next day, wander the streets of Trocadero, then see the interesting displays at Musée Rodin, and then take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can drive from Chartres to Paris in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Food Tours
Jardin des Tuileries ©
Jardin des Tuileries

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