30 days in France Itinerary

30 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Biarritz
— 3 nights
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
4
Collioure
— 1 night
5
Nice
— 5 nights
6
Saint-Raphael
— 4 nights
7
Marseille
— 3 nights
8
Caen
— 3 nights
9
Bayeux
— 4 nights

4
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 to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Nottingham, UK to Paris is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nottingham to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Biarritz.

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

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Biarritz

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray), Plage d'Hendaye (in Hendaye) and Ferme d'Agerria (in Saint-Martin-d'Arberoue). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, tee off at Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie.

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Fly from Paris to Biarritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Biarritz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Plage d'Hendaye, Off-Road Tours, Parcours Sensations Golf D'ilbarritz, Ferme d'Agerria
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Off-Road Tours
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then explore the world behind art at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco, and finally wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Guery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Carcassonne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Collioure.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
Collioure

Collioure ©
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): put a fun spin on your tour with Tresors 66 Collioure, then contemplate the long history of Fort Saint-Elme, then stop by Quartier du Moure, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame des Anges.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Collioure online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Collioure takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Collioure

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tresors 66 Collioure ©
Tresors 66 Collioure
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges
Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nice online holiday planner.

Getting from Collioure to Nice by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Marineland
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
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Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier & Plage de Sylvabelle), Grimaud (Plage de Guerrevieille & Plage du Gros Pin) and Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens (in Hyeres). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, stop by Catalan Bougie, appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, and explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Raphael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Saint-Raphael, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

3
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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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, get your game on at Laser game Evolution, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Hyeres.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Hyeres, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Palais des Papes
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

3
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Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets) and Chemin des Douaniers (in Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, see the interesting displays at Calvados Experience, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Caen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, things will get little chillier in Caen: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Calvados Experience, Pegasus Memorial, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grottes de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Grottes de Jobourg, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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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

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