50 days in France Itinerary

50 days in France Itinerary

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Start: Milan
+4
Fly + Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Rouen
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Caen
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Nice
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hyeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Aix-en-Provence
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Carcassonne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Paris
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Milan

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee Secq des Tournelles. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Dieppe), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen travel planner.

Milan, Italy to Rouen is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Rouen reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Fishing Charters & Tours, Le Bois des Aigles, Centre Abbe Pierre Emmaus, L'Arche Feline
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

6
nights
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.
Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Caen: Musee du debarquement (in Arromanches-les-Bains), Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux (in Bayeux) and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer (in Longues-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and examine the collection at World War 2 Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Caen trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux, Colleville-sur-Mer, Ranville, Falaise, Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll explore and learn at Musee du poire and Ecomusee du Moulin de la See. Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee Christian Dior), Le Parc-Musee du Granit (in Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie) and Musee de la ceramique (in Ger). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Quentin, explore the galleries of Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, and stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See, German War Cemetery Marigny, Musee du poire
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Plage de la Baumette (in Agay), Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael) and Galerie des Bains-Douches (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musee des Coquillages, shop like a local with La Croisette, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint-Raphael, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Utelle
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©

4
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Sainte-Maxime (Promenade Aymeric Simon Loriere, Pointe des Sardinaux, &more), Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres) and Chapelle Notre Dame de Miremer (in La Garde-Freinet). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Consolation.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hyeres, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez, Le Pradet, Le Lavandou, Six-Fours-les-Plages
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Musee Granet. Visit Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine for their historical value. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Artemisia Museum (in Forcalquier), Chateau de La Verdiere (in La Verdiere) and Chateau de Sauvan (in Mane). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Marseille, Avignon, Les Baux de Provence, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Winemaker Workshops. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau Comtal are in your itinerary. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Musee du Saut du Tarn (in Saint-Juery), Musee Departemental du Textile (in Labastide-Rouairoux) and Musee La Seduction Francaise (in Fontcouverte). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and make a trip to La Chapelle Saint-Roch.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Musee du Saut du Tarn, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, Tour chateau Castelnau de Levis, Musee Departemental du Textile, Musee La Seduction Francaise
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Papeterie de Vaux and Musee Andre Voulgre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne (in Campagne), Château de Montréal (in Issac) and Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, take an in-depth tour of Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, and do a tasting at Chateau Belingard.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Perigueux, Brantome en Perigord City, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Hautefort, Papeterie de Vaux
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Campagne

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October: highs in Paris hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 20:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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