55 days in France Itinerary

55 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 5 nights
2
Bayeux
— 7 nights
3
Paris
— 6 nights
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
5
Briancon
— 5 nights
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
7
Hyeres
— 6 nights
8
Frejus
— 6 nights
9
Menton
— 6 nights

5
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul) and Abbaye de Montivilliers (in Montivilliers). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Harcourt.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip planning tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in Rouen reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Chateau d'Etelan, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Falaises d'Etretat, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. Visiting Omaha Beach and Plage de Vauville will get you outdoors. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial), Place Saint-Sauveur (in Caen) and Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Parc des Forges de Varenne.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux road trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caen, Colleville-sur-Mer, Ranville, Plage de Vauville, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
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 explore and learn at Musee du Chai de Lardimalie and Abri Pataud. Visit Chateau de Castelnaud and The Maison Forte de Reignac for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte Préhistorique du Sorcier (in Saint-Cirq), Habitations Troglodytiques (in Belves) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Maquis de Durestal, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne, and see the interesting displays at Moulin de la Rouzique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder website.

Getting from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Sarlat-la-Caneda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Briancon.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Campagne, The Maison Forte de Reignac, Cloitre de Cadouin
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

5
nights
Briancon

Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Muséoscope Lake and Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Serre Chevalier Sensation and Montagne & Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade de la Pisse (in Reallon), ESI Puy St Vincent (in Puy-Saint-Vincent) and L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure (in Chorges). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Monte Chaberton, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Briancon itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Briancon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Briancon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Chaffrey, Eygliers, Col d'Izoard, Visite guidee de la Mine d'Argent du Fournel, Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cascade de la Pisse ©
Cascade de la Pisse
Col d'Izoard ©
Col d'Izoard

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Granet and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Caves du Palais Saint Firmin (in Gordes), Foret de Cedres (in Bonnieux) and Lourmarin (Chateau de Lourmarin & Albert Camus Grave). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, stroll through Plage de l’Arene, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and take in the views from Pont d'Avignon.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

You can drive from Briancon to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cassis, Marseille, Avignon, St-Paul-de-Vence, Lourmarin
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

6
nights
Hyeres

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll get in some beach time at Plage La Capte and Beach La Bergerie. Escape the urban bustle at Plage du Pradeau and Plage des Salins. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Le Lavandou (Plage de Saint-Clair, Grande Plage du Lavandou, &more), Port Grimaud Beach (in Port Grimaud) and La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Plage de Sylvabelle). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage noire du Langoustier, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame De Constance, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol, and explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres holiday app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Hyeres, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Frejus.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Londe Les Maures, La Croix-Valmer, Plage des Oursinieres
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:
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Plage du Pradeau ©
Plage du Pradeau
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Frejus

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. We've included these beaches for you: Frejus Beach and Abel Baliff Beach. Visiting Plage du Chateau and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Frejus: Sainte-Maxime (Domaine des Beaucas, Le Paddock Plage Privee Sainte Maxime, &more), Cascade de L'Aille (in Vidauban) and Eglise St Michel (in Grimaud). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, stroll through Plage du Pecheur Pointe de l'Aiguille, get engrossed in the history at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, and get outside with Sublim Sky.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frejus route planning app.

You can drive from Hyeres to Frejus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Frejus, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Menton.

Things to do in Frejus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Raphael, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Theoule sur Mer, Plage de la Galiote
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

6
nights
Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and 5 Sens Rando. You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Maison du Portal. Venture out of the city with trips to Aet Nature (in Breil-sur-Roya), Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Villa Kerylos & Eglise du Sacre Coeur) and Monastere de Saorge (in Saorge). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Prehistoire Regionale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Peace Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Veran.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Menton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Frejus to Menton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cap d'Ail, Breil-sur-Roya, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Utelle, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:
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La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran

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