60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Nice
— 7 nights
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Saint-Raphael
— 6 nights
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Hyeres
— 7 nights
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Marseille
— 6 nights
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Avignon
— 6 nights
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Carcassonne
— 7 nights
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Lyon
— 6 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
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Paris
— 8 nights
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Nice

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and stop by Vieille Ville.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip itinerary builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Nice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in November: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Saint-Raphael

— 6 nights
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Tanneron (Forcerie Vial & Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois), Centre Thetys Pegomas (in Pegomas) and Eco Gliss (in Les Issambres). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, head outdoors with Cap du Dramont, admire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and pause for some photo ops at Notre Dame d‘Afrique.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in November, plan for little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:

Hyeres

— 7 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. Venture out of the city with trips to La Certosa di La Verne (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Ile du Gaou, Ile des Embiez, &more) and Sentier du Littoral (in Saint-Tropez). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Francois-de-Paule, take in the exciting artwork at A L'en Verre, and hike along Foret de Roustagnon.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:

Marseille

— 6 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.
Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Cassis (Cape Canaille & Port de Cassis), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval, La Calanque de Figuerolles, &more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille road trip site.

You can drive from Hyeres to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:

Avignon

— 6 nights

City of Popes

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, pause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon visit planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

Carcassonne

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Spas (in Perpignan), Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi) and Paulilles Recreational Park (in Port-Vendres). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne online route builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:

Lyon

— 6 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Grenoble (Musee de Grenoble & Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere), Beaune (La Cave de l'Ange Gardien & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu) and Lake Annecy (in Annecy). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Carcassonne to Lyon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Carcassonne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Mont-Saint-Michel. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Bayeux

— 5 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur), Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience (in Pont-L'Eveque) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, and see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Paris

— 8 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 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.