11 days in France Itinerary

11 days in France Itinerary

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11 days in France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Albi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Carcassonne Center
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Nice
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pointe du Hoc and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Memorial of Caen, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Albi.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Memorial de Caen, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery & Memorial, Pointe du Hoc
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
day
Albi

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy, admire the masterpieces at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Albi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Albi is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Albi

Museums Historic Sites
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

1
night
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church, take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Albi to Carcassonne Center in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Carcassonne Center in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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