41 days in France Itinerary

41 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 5 nights
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Honfleur
— 5 nights
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 4 nights
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Biarritz
— 2 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 5 nights
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 5 nights
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Bonifacio, Corsica
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Paris — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Moet et Chandon (in Epernay), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Champagne Taittinger (in Reims). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Honfleur — 5 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieux Bassin and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Get outdoors at Deauville Beach and Plage de Trouville. Venture out of the city with trips to Thalazur Cabourg (in Cabourg), Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard, and sample the fine beverages at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Honfleur online tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Honfleur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Omaha Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg) and La Maison du Biscuit (in Sortosville-en-Beaumont). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Perros-Guirec — 3 nights

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Explore hidden gems such as Sentier des Douaniers and Jardin Exotique et Botanique de Roscoff. Visiting Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Ile de Batz will get you outdoors. Take a break from Perros-Guirec with a short trip to Abbaye de Beauport in Paimpol, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, get outside with Ile Renote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Guirec.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perros-Guirec online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Perros-Guirec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo — 4 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 out of the city life by going to Plage du Sillon and Avel Char. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centre Historique and Pointe du Grouin. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Malo: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Parc du Thabor (in Rennes) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Les Remparts de Dinan, browse the fresh offerings at Marche aux Huitres, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint-Malo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Biarritz.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Biarritz — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Sentier du Littoral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Hendaye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biarritz tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint-Malo to Biarritz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint-Malo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Biarritz, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Sarlat-la-Caneda — 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieux Sarlat and Grotte de Font de Gaume. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte du Pech-Merle and La Foret des Singes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac), Bergerac Wine Tours (in Eymet) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and hunt for treasures at Sarlat Market.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Biarritz in June: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 3 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Grotte de la Salamandre. When in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, make a side trip to see Base Canyon de la Besorgues in Labastide-sur-Besorgues, approximately Labastide-sur-Besorgues away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Pont d'Arc and Head underground at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

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You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Le Suquet and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Head to La Croisette and Avenue Jean Medecinfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Azur Wine Tours (in Vence), Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Marche Forville). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

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

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Plage De Roccapina, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel and then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bonifacio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Bonifacio are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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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