60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Saint-Raphael
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grimaud
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 5 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 5 nights
Fly
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Porto, Corsica
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 13 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 8 nights
Fly
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Cairo

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Saint-Raphael — 6 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon) and Plage le Magellan (in Theoule sur Mer). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael holiday planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get slightly colder in Saint-Raphael: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grimaud.
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Grimaud — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Plage Des Brouis (in La Croix-Valmer), Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures) and Hyeres (Vieille Ville & Eglise Saint Louis).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grimaud vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Grimaud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Grimaud, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille — 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Vieil Aix, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval & Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, wander the streets of The Panier, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker app.

Getting from Grimaud to Marseille by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon — 5 nights

City of Popes

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Roussillon (Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo & Le Sentier des Ocres) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon road trip website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Avignon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Avignon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Corsica — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Cargese (Eglise de l'Assomption dite Latine, Roman Catholic Church, &more) and Piana (Capo Rosso, Camping d'Arone, &more).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip builder website.

You can fly from Avignon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cabane Vauban.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel route planner.

You can fly from Porto to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Porto in October; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 13 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Etretat (Porte d’Aval & Falaises d'Etretat), Pont-L'Eveque (Eglise Saint-Michel & Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience) and Honfleur (Carrousel a Honfleur, Eglise Saint-Leonard, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, and pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux day trip planning tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris — 8 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Meshi Mushki (in Evreux), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne — 6 nights

Medieval Heart of France

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Perpignan (Room Escape Games & Cathedrale St-Jean), Domaine Preignes le Vieux (in Vias) and Toulouse (Basilique Saint-Sernin, Church of Les Jacobins, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne attractions planner.

Fly from Paris to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Step out of Chamonix with an excursion to Lake Annecy in Annecy--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the world behind art at Musee Alpin, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chamonix trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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