43 days in France Itinerary

43 days in France Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 6 nights
2
Rouen
— 5 nights
3
Bayeux
— 5 nights
4
Carcassonne
— 3 nights
5
Avignon
— 5 nights
6
Marseille
— 5 nights
7
Saint-Raphael
— 5 nights
8
Nice
— 7 nights

6
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris due to the time zone difference. In May, Paris is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle & Fondation Claude Monet), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Fecamp (Eglise Saint-Etienne & Palais Benedictine). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, look for gifts at Tabernula, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Giverny, Le Havre, Fecamp, Falaises d'Etretat
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Mont-Saint-Michel (Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel & Mont Saint-Michel), Cite de La Mare (in Cherbourg-Octeville) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Memorial de Caen
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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

3
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Step out of Carcassonne to go to Sigean and see Reserve Africaine de Sigean, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, do a tasting at Chateau Guery, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reserve Africaine de Sigean
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

5
nights
Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Palais des Papes, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, trek along Le Sentier des Ocres, and explore the world behind art at Musee Angladon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, Pont du Gard, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cours Mirabeau, Route des Cretes, Laser game Evolution, Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sainte-Maxime (Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere & Domaine de La Pierre Plantee), Port Grimaud (in Grimaud) and Saint-Tropez (St. Tropez Harbor & Chapelle Sainte-Anne). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, and look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael vacation maker website.

Drive from Marseille to Saint-Raphael in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Domaine du Rayol, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Le Cap Lardier
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Cap du Dramont ©
Cap du Dramont

7
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 Cannes (La Croisette & Marche Forville), Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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