60 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 7 nights
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Calvi, Corsica
— 4 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 6 nights
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Albi
— 5 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 3 nights
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Azay-le-Rideau
— 4 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Paris
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Nice — 7 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Musée Marc Chagall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Suquet. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Monastere Fortifie & La Croisette) and Vence (Azur Wine Tours & Domaine Saint-Joseph). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Montgomery, USA to Nice is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Montgomery to Nice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montgomery in September, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 4 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Citadelle de Calvi and Musee Prive Guy Savelli. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corse Adrenaline and Village abandonné d'Occi. Get out of town with these interesting Calvi side-trips: Eglise de l'Assomption (in Cateri), Calanques de Piana (in Piana) and Vallée du Fango (in Galeria). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Les Calanche Cliffs, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gorges de la Restonica.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Calvi online vacation planner.

Fly from Nice to Calvi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 3 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonifacio Citadel and Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iles Lavezzi and Grottes de Bonifacio. Get out of town with these interesting Bonifacio side-trips: Plage de San Giovanni (in Pianottoli-Caldarello) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Petit Sperone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage De Roccapina, see Off-Road Tours, and don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Calvi to Bonifacio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bonifacio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Avignon.
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Avignon — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Roman Theatre of Orange and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Eglise St-Trophime. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Chateau de la Gardine, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and O'Vineyards. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Comtal and Cité de Carcassonne. Venture out of the city with trips to Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more), Paroisse Saint Nazaire (in Beziers) and Aeroscopia (in Blagnac). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Collioure, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Parc de la Prehistoire.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albi.
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Albi — 5 nights

Albi is a commune in southern France. Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Village de Conques are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Pont Vieux. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Pont Valentre (in Cahors), Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie (in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie) and Eglise Abbatiale Sainte-Foy (in Conques). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, examine the collection at Musee Soulages Rodez, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Najac, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de la Berbie.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albi online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Bonaguil. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac and Bastide du Perigord. Step out of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to go to Biron and see Château de Biron, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle road trip site.

Traveling by car from Albi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albi in October; daily highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Azay-le-Rideau.
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Azay-le-Rideau — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Villandry and Chateau de Valencay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and Chateau de Loches. Step out of Azay-le-Rideau to go to Chenonceaux and see Chateau de Chenonceau, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Langeais, contemplate the long history of La Forteresse de Montbazon, and examine the collection at Maurice Dufresne Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Azay-le-Rideau journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Azay-le-Rideau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in October, you will find days in Azay-le-Rideau are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 3 nights

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centre Historique and Plage du Sillon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Promenade du Clair de Lune. Explore Saint-Malo's surroundings by going to Plevenon (Fort La Latte - Chateau de la Roche Goyon & Cap Fréhel). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin, browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres, and take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan.

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Traveling by car from Azay-le-Rideau to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Airborne Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 5 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Bassin and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Abbaye de Jumieges and Palais Benedictine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre), Etretat (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, Jardins d'Etretat, &more) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, and do a tasting at Calvados Boulard.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Avenue de Champagne and Moet et Chandon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle), Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles) and Hotel Le Vergeur Museum (in Reims). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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