32 days in France Itinerary

32 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 7 nights
2
Marseille
— 4 nights
3
Avignon
— 5 nights
4
Carcassonne Center
— 3 nights
5
Bayeux
— 5 nights
6
Paris
— 6 nights

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Saint-Paul de Vence. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Eglise de Biot (in Biot), Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes) and La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs (in Menton). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder site.

Tampa, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Nice. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eze, Menton, St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Haut de Cagnes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Granet and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Fondation Vasarely, &more), Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville) and Clos Sainte Magdeleine (in Cassis). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, wander the streets of The Panier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille tour website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Marseille, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Clos Sainte Magdeleine
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Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palais des Papes and Chateau de la Gardine. Musee Calvet and Musee Angladon will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Mazan (Auberge du Vin & Chateau la Croix des Pins), Nuances du Sud (in Beaumes-de-Venise) and Domaine de Mourchon (in Seguret). Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon and do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Avignon holiday maker site.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in January, plan for little chillier nights in Avignon, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Mazan, Nuances du Sud, Domaine de Mourchon
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

3
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and finally look for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gimer Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center trip tool.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite). Get some historical perspective at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye and Eglise Saint-Pierre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat), Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri (in Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei) and Domaine Dupont (in Victot-Pontfol). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Carrouges.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Pierre, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Falaises d'Etretat, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Chateau of Carrouges
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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