48 days in France Itinerary

48 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris
— 7 nights
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
3
Perros-Guirec
— 5 nights
4
Bordeaux
— 6 nights
5
Carcassonne
— 6 nights
6
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
— 7 nights
7
Aix-en-Provence
— 7 nights
8
Nice
— 7 nights

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Army Museum and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), The Hall of Mirrors (in Versailles) and Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Cambodia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi, Saint-Maurice Church, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Maintenon
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee Secq des Tournelles. Get some cultural insight at Rue du Gros-Horloge and St. Maclou's Church. Take a break from Rouen with a short trip to Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen, explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Godard.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre ©
Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre

5
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sentier des douaniers and Plage de Trestrignel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Chapelle Sainte-Marie-du-Menez-Hom. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perros-Guirec: Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau (in Guimiliau), Paroisse de Pleyben Paroisse (in Pleyben) and Ilot Sainte-Anne (in Saint-Pol-de-Leon). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, make a trip to Oratoire de Saint-Guirec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle St Guirec, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perros-Guirec trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Perros-Guirec takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chapelle Sainte-Marie-du-Menez-Hom, Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau, Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec, Plage de la Comtesse, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

6
nights
Bordeaux

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tour Pey-Berland and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Cantenac and Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Plage de Chatelaillon (in Chatelaillon-Plage), Fort Vauban (in Fouras) and Chateau Beaurang (in Saint-Emilion). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine, contemplate the long history of Port of the Moon, view the masterpieces at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux online holiday planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Bordeaux by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Perros-Guirec in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Plage de Chatelaillon, Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Fort Vauban, Chateau Paloumey
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Comtal and Cité de Carcassonne. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathar Castles and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. When in Carcassonne, make a side trip to see Abbaye de Soreze in Soreze, approximately Soreze away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale, and don't miss a visit to Eglise des Carmes.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Carcassonne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Abbaye de Soreze
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Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau Comtal ©
Chateau Comtal

7
nights
Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape ©
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orange Cathedral and Chateau Bizard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle (in Montjoyer), Colophon - Maison de l'Imprimeur (in Grignan) and Le ron des fades village miniature (in Dompnac). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Saou, see the interesting displays at Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pape Jean XXII.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chateauneuf-du-Pape trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Chateauneuf-du-Pape by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grignan, Vacqueyras, Orange, Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales, Le ron des fades village miniature
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle
Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales ©
Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales

7
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau La Coste en Provence and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Cours Mirabeau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Collobrieres (Confiserie Azureenne & Chartreuse de la Verne), Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille) and Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Granet, get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle des Bourras ou Penitents Gris, and admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Collobrieres, Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Get in touch with nature at Promenade du Paillon and Parc du Mont Boron. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in May: highs in Nice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise de Biot, Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, Promenade Le Corbusier, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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