22 days in France Itinerary

22 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 3 nights
2
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 2 nights
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 3 nights
4
La Rochelle
— 2 nights
5
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
6
Bayeux
— 4 nights
7
Paris
— 4 nights

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice tour planner.

Seattle, USA to Nice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Nice, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Massif de l'Esterel
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

2
nights
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer ©
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get a taste of life in the country at Ranch de la Brouzetiere.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nice to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Aigues-Mortes
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée ©

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vieux Sarlat and Pont Valentre. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Grotte du Pech-Merle (in Cabrerets) and Rocamadour (Cite Religieuse & La Foret des Singes). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud, and make a trip to Chateau des Milandes.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda online trip builder.

You can drive from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in April, plan for little chillier nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Rocamadour, Pont Valentre, Grotte du Pech-Merle, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

2
nights
La Rochelle

La Rochelle
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines, then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in April, you will find days in La Rochelle are slightly colder (61°F), and nights are a bit warmer (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Phare des Baleines, Association Hermione-La Fayette
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re ©
Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head off the coast to Ile de Batz, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and then stroll through Sentier des douaniers. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Beauport.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec attractions planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to Perros-Guirec in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from La Rochelle in April, plan for slightly colder days in Perros-Guirec, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ile de Batz, Abbaye de Beauport
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Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Grouin. Venture out of the city with trips to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Vieux Bassin). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

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

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Honfleur, Pointe du Grouin, Airborne Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route planning app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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