15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
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Boulogne-sur-Mer
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Etretat
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Caen
— 1 night
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Bayeux
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Saint-Malo
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Dinan
— 1 night
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Pontrieux
— 1 night
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Brest
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Lorient
— 1 night
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La Roche-Bernard
— 1 night
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Saint-Nazaire
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Nantes
— 1 night
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux
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Paris — 2 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Athens, Greece to Paris is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boulogne-sur-Mer.
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Boulogne-sur-Mer — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa and then stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boulogne-sur-Mer online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paris to Boulogne-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boulogne-sur-Mer, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rouen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Etretat on the 21st (Thu).
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Etretat journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Etretat, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 1 night

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Caen trip maker site.

Getting from Etretat to Caen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Bayeux.
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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 22nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour builder.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. In July in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel visit app.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Malo.
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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Dinan on the 23rd (Sat).
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Dinan — 1 night

Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France.GeographyIts geographical setting is exceptional. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at La Ferme de Kemo and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Petits Diables.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dinan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dinan is very close to Saint-Malo. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pontrieux.
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Pontrieux — 1 night

Pontrieux is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.PopulationInhabitants of Pontrieux are called pontriviens in French. To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pontrieux sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dinan to Pontrieux in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pontrieux are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Brest on the 25th (Mon).
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Brest

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. On the 25th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanopolis.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brest trip planner.

You can drive from Pontrieux to Brest in 1.5 hours. July in Brest sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lorient.
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Lorient — 1 night

Lorient is on the south coast of Brittany where the river Scorff and the river Blavet join to form an estuary before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lorient sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brest to Lorient takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to La Roche-Bernard.
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La Roche-Bernard — 1 night

La Roche-Bernard is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France. For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the La Roche-Bernard online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lorient to La Roche-Bernard takes 1.5 hours. July in La Roche-Bernard sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Saint-Nazaire.
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Saint-Nazaire

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Nazaire tour planner.

Getting from La Roche-Bernard to Saint-Nazaire by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Nazaire are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Nantes on the 27th (Wed).
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Nantes — 1 night

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nantes tour planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Nazaire to Nantes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle — 2 nights

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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our La Rochelle travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Nantes to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in La Rochelle, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip website.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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