15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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15 days in France Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marseille
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Avignon
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Lyon
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  4​h
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Bring the kids along to Castel Plage and Palmes Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Change things up with a short trip to Rue d'Antibes in Cannes (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour planner.

Calgary, Canada to Nice is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in July: high temperatures in Nice hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Palmes Beach, Paloma Beach
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at Granet Museum and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud) and Aix-en-Provence (Foundation Vasarely & Cours Mirabeau). There's more to do: wander the streets of The Panier and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Marseille custom trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Plage de Piemanson
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

1
night
Avignon

Avignon ©
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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pont d'Avignon, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, then do a tasting at Les Caves Saint Charles SAS, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Avignon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Avignon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Les Caves Saint Charles
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Les Caves Saint Charles ©
Les Caves Saint Charles
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Avignon to Lyon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in July: highs in Lyon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Lyon

Zoos & Aquariums Trails Golf
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Lyon to Bayeux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lyon in July, with highs in Bayeux at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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.
Let the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Rodin Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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