57 days in France & Canton of Aargau Itinerary

57 days in France & Canton of Aargau Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aarau, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
3
Carcassonne, France
— 7 nights
4
Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
5
Nantes, France
— 5 nights
6
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
— 4 nights
7
Angers, France
— 4 nights
8
Paris, France
— 23 nights

3
nights
Aarau, Switzerland

Aarau ©
Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. You'll explore and learn at Wildegg Castle and Hallwyl Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Muri Abbey and Kloster Konigsfelden. Step out of Aarau to go to Klingnau and see Klingnauer Stausee, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Heiternplatz, examine the collection at Legionaerspfad Vindonissa, delve into the lush surroundings at Linner Linde, and admire the striking features of Obertorturm.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Aarau is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aarau

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Windisch, Heiternplatz, Muri Abbey, Wildegg Castle, Stapferhaus Lenzburg
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Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle
Muri Abbey ©
Muri Abbey
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Fabre and Cathedrale St-Pierre. Popular historic sites such as La Maison Carree and Eglise Saint Etienne de Cantobre are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to La Pointe du Cap-d'Agde (in Cap-d'Agde), G.a.e.c Les Fontaines (in Allegre-les-Fumades) and Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap). There's lots more to do: walk around Maison de la Nature, look for all kinds of wild species at La Maison des Vautours, admire the natural beauty at Domaine Departemental de Restinclieres, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Saltadou- Panorama de St Chely du Tarn.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aarau to Montpellier. Traveling from Aarau in September, expect Montpellier to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Maison Carree, Source du Frejo, Un Siecle de Roulottes, Domaine Departemental de Restinclieres, La Pointe du Cap-d'Agde
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Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature
Un Siecle de Roulottes ©
Un Siecle de Roulottes
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree

7
nights
Carcassonne, France

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 Cathar Castles. Popular historic sites such as Chateau Comtal and La Cite Medievale are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Port-Vendres), Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan) and Eglise abbatiale Saint Michel , son cloitre et le linteau (in Saint Genis des Fontaines). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, delve into the distant past at La Chapelle Saint-Roch, and steep yourself in history at Memorial House (Maison des Memoires).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Carcassonne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Les Essarts, Espaces Arts et Cultures, Scuba & Snorkeling, Lac de la Raho, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Cathedrale St-Jean
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 16:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

5
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Saint-Sernin and Musee des Augustins. Popular historic sites such as Cite Religieuse and Grotte de Massabielle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Gouffre de la Saoule (in Mauleon Barousse), Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas) and Lourdes (Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La Foret des Singes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and get engrossed in the history at Domaine des Oiseaux.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lourdes, Rocamadour, Gouffre de la Saoule, Domaine des Oiseaux, Pays de l'Ours - ADET
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Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

5
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Visit Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul for their historical value. Les Machines de L'ile and Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Chateaubriant (La Carriere des Fusilles & Chateau de Chateaubriant), La Maison de la Riviere (in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu) and Chateau de Tiffauges (in Tiffauges). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at La Cite des Oiseaux, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Anse Du Sud, admire the natural beauty at Tropicarium Bonsai, and identify plant and animal life at The Settlers.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Nantes, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateaubriant, La Cite des Oiseaux, Plage Anse Du Sud, Tropicarium Bonsai, Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens ©
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens

4
nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Feerie des Santons and Abbaye de Maillezais. You'll explore and learn at Musee Charles Milcendeau and Prehisto'site du CAIRN. Explore Les Sables-d'Olonne's surroundings by going to Marais Communal (in Lairoux), Reserve Naturelle Regionale du Marais de la Vacherie (in Champagne-les-Marais) and La Chapelle Sainte-Ursule (in Lucon). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Biologique Departementale de Nalliers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and find something for the whole family at Le Grand Defi.

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You can drive from Nantes to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Les Sables-d'Olonne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maillezais, Marais Communal, Reserve Naturelle Regionale du Marais de la Vacherie, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, La Chapelle Sainte-Ursule
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Musee Charles Milcendeau ©
Musee Charles Milcendeau
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye ©
Embarcadere de l'Abbaye
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise ©
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

4
nights
Angers, France

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and Chapelle de la Visitation. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Breze and Musee Robert Tatin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Laval (Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avesnieres & Jardin de la Perrine), Fontevraud-l'Abbaye (Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale & Eglise Saint Michel) and Arche de la Nature (in Le Mans City). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux, see the interesting displays at Musee du Genie Militaire, take in the exciting artwork at Art Chapel Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Musee des Blindes.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Angers route planning website.

Drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Angers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Angers can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Laval, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Le Mans City, Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux, Chateau de Mortiercrolles
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Chateau de Breze ©
Chateau de Breze
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay ©
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

23
nights
Paris, France

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 Louvre Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe (in Carrieres-sous-Poissy), Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and Versailles (Académie Équestre de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris route planner.

You can take a train from Angers to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 27:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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