25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Metz
— 1 night
2
Lille
— 4 nights
3
Paris
— 7 nights
4
Lyon
— 4 nights
5
Marseille
— 8 nights

1
night
Metz

Metz ©
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Corps de Garde de Metz, make a trip to Place Stanislas, thenget outside with Plan d'Eau de Metz, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale, get to know the fascinating history of Quartier Imperial, thenadmire the striking features of Maison des Corporations, thenadmire the striking features of Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Sainte-Segolene.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Metz road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Metz. In March, daytime highs in Metz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites Outdoors Baths

Side Trip

Place Stanislas
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Turkish Baths

4
nights
Lille

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy), Calais Wine Superstore (in Calais) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and make a trip to Vieux-Lille.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lille trip planning tool.

You can drive from Metz to Lille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Australian National Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Calais Wine Superstore, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
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Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip app.

You can take a train from Lille to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Lake Annecy (in Annecy) and Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, stop by Les Bonbons de Julien, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Lyon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Annecy, Musee de Grenoble
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Calanque de Port-Miou (in Cassis) and Grimaud (La Mene, Eglise St Michel, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, and look for gifts at Les Caprices de Marilyn.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Frejus, Grimaud, Cannes, Cassis
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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