9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chambord
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chartres
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Avranches
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Etretat
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Roanoke


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2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

Roanoke, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Roanoke in May, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Chambord

Chambord ©
On the 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chambord, and then step into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chambord travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Chambord in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Chambord sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

1
night
Chartres

Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Ecole de Chartres et d'Eure-et-Loir, and then admire the masterpieces at Chapelle Saint Eman.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chartres route maker website .

Getting from Chambord to Chartres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chartres can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Avranches.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chapelle Saint Eman ©
Chapelle Saint Eman

1
night
Avranches

Avranches ©
Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On the 16th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Avranches road trip website .

Traveling by car from Chartres to Avranches takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avranches

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

Make your Bayeux itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Avranches to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

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Getting from Bayeux to Etretat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Etretat are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature Parks
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat

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