21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne
— 2 nights
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Marseille
— 4 nights
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Nice

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, and wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online driving holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Nice. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get much colder in Nice: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Hyeres

— 2 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Parc Olbius-Riquier and then surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Pause Serenite and then see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip builder website.

Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel planning tool.

You can fly from Hyeres to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, train, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hyeres in November: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

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 lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Carcassonne

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and then do a tasting at O'Vineyards. On the next day, make a trip to La Porte D'aude, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne route maker site.

Getting from Paris to Carcassonne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Marseille

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon), Trolib (in Cassis) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Marseille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

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.