12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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12 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Rouen
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Le Lavandou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 3 nights
End: Paris

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen tour itinerary planner .

Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence visit planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rouen to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rouen in June: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Get a sense of the local culture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Rade de Toulon. Confiserie Azureenne and Villa Noailles will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Le Lavandou's surroundings by going to Plage de Gigaro (in La Croix-Valmer) and Hyeres (Scuba & Snorkeling & Old Town). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip maker .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Le Lavandou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Le Lavandou, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Collobrieres, Plage de l'Estagnol, Plage de Gigaro, Rade de Toulon
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice road trip app .

You can drive from Le Lavandou to Nice in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route tool .

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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