60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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60 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 7 nights
2
Rouen
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bayeux
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
5
Azay-le-Rideau
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cheverny
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Nice
— 7 nights
8
Avignon
— 7 nights
9
Carcassonne Center
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musée d'Orsay and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Venture out of the city with trips to Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Temple de l'Amour). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Le Marais, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Haiti, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fondation Claude Monet and Abbaye de Jumieges. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon), Honfleur (Notre Dame de Grace, Le Vieux Bassin, & more) and Amiens (Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens & St-Leu). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), steep yourself in history at Palais Bénédictine, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Bourgtheroulde.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rouen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Fecamp, Amiens, Abbaye de Jumieges, Fondation Claude Monet
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©

7
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some cultural insight at American Cemetery & Memorial and Bayeux War Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum & Sainte Mere Eglise), Maisy Battery (in Grandcamp-Maisy) and Utah Beach D-Day Museum (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Juno Beach Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Dives-sur-Mer, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Juno Beach Centre
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 21st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Coutances. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Musee Christian Dior, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Azay-le-Rideau.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Musee Christian Dior, Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Plage de l'Ecluse, Pointe du Grouin
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Musee Christian Dior ©
Musee Christian Dior
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Cathedrale de Coutances ©
Cathedrale de Coutances

6
nights
Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau ©
As the center of the Touraine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for the Loire Valley, Azay-le-Rideau produces dry, white wines and red wines rich in tannins.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château de Villandry and Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Langeais and Château de l'Islette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Azay-le-Rideau: Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres (in Doue-la-Fontaine), Pierre et Bertrand Couly (in Chinon) and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil (Frédéric Mabileau, Domaine de La Chopinière du Roy, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Loches, steep yourself in history at La Vallee Troglodytique des Goupillieres, admire the natural beauty at Chateau du Rivau, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Godefroy.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Azay-le-Rideau trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Azay-le-Rideau takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Azay-le-Rideau, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cheverny.

Things to do in Azay-le-Rideau

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chateau d'Usse, Chateau du Rivau, Chateau de Loches, Chateau de Langeais
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Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau de Breze ©
Chateau de Breze

4
nights
Cheverny

Cheverny ©
Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny. Popular historic sites such as Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare and Chateau de Meung sur Loire are in your itinerary. Explore Cheverny's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Etienne (in Briare), Château de Valençay (in Valencay) and Château de Sully-sur-Loire (in Sully-sur-Loire). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Château de la Ferté Saint-Aubin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mairie, steep yourself in history at Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, and do a tasting at Troglo Degusto.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cheverny travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Cheverny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Cheverny

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Briare, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Chambord, Château de Sully-sur-Loire
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Rue d'Antibes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & Le Suquet) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). Spend the 11th (Wed) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, steep yourself in history at Vieux Eze, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Cheverny to Nice in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cheverny in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Eze, Antibes, Eglise, Haut de Cagnes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

7
nights
Avignon

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.
Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cours Mirabeau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Marseille (The Panier & Cathédrale La Major) and Nimes (Arenes de Nimes & La Maison Carree). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Forteresse de Mornas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Avignon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Avignon to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Nimes, Roman Theatre of Orange, Forteresse de Mornas, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Get some historical perspective at Carcassonne Medieval City and Cité de Carcassonne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at O'Vineyards and Château Comtal. Venture out of the city with trips to Narbonne (Abbaye de Fontfroide & Cathedrale St-Just), Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau) and Albi (Musee Toulouse-Lautrec & Sainte-Cecile Cathedral of Albi). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Peyrepertuse, and stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip generator.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Avignon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Narbonne, Albi, Château de Salses, Chateau de Queribus, Chateau de Peyrepertuse
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

7
nights
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil ©
Best known for its discovery of the first five skeletons of Cro-Magnons, the earliest known examples of Homo sapiens sapiens, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil is home to the rock shelter that held skeletons included a fetus, and remarkably modern looking skulls with a much rounder shape than the earlier Neanderthal.
Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau des Milandes and Le Regourdou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil: Chateau Belingard (in Pomport), Perigueux (Cathedrale St-Front & Grotte de Tourtoirac) and Chateau de Bridoire (in Ribagnac). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bourdeilles, steep yourself in history at Cite Religieuse, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil trip generator.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carcassonne in July since evenings lows in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Perigueux, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Bourdeilles, Eglise Abbbatiale Saint Sour, Cave Dwellings
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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