13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
6
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Nice

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Lérins Islands in Cannes--about 38 minutes away.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Nice at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Marineland, Lérins Islands
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Marineland ©
Marineland
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Sylvabelle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Lavandou: Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez), Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Melee Voiles (in Hyeres). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Le Lavandou trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Nice to Le Lavandou in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, Le Lavandou is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Melee Voiles, Plage des Canebiers
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

1
night
Avignon

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, then examine the collection at Avignon Musee Angladon, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and finally don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Avignon journey builder tool .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse

1
day
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle holiday builder .

Drive from Avignon to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Avignon in July, expect Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

3
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.
Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and then get outside with Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Pegasus Memorial, American Cemetery & Memorial, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

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