29 days in France Itinerary

29 days in France Itinerary

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29 days in France Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Paris
— 4 nights
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Le Pradet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
La Croix-Valmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Menton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cannes
— 4 nights
8
Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Montmartre. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner .

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Vauville and Omaha Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage Du Tilleul and Urville Nacqueville Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville), Cabourg (Promenade Marcel Proust & Plage de Cabourg) and Plage-Baignade Yport (in Yport). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Cabourg, Plage-Baignade Yport, Urville Nacqueville Beach, Baie d'Ecalgrain
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre. Get outdoors at Pointe D'Agon and Plage du Plat Gousset. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye), Plage, Agon-Coutainville (in Agon-Coutainville) and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and raise your glass at Golf de Vire la Dathee.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In March in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Le Pradet.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Agon-Coutainville, Beach of Genets, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Golf de Vire la Dathee
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon

2
nights
Le Pradet

Le Pradet ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat. Get in touch with nature at Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Domaine CROIX ROUSSE in Puget-Ville (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: work some fitness into your day at Le Sentier du Littoral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Oursinieres, stop by Le Moulin de l'Esquirol, and get outside with Plage du Pin de Galle.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Le Pradet online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Le Pradet takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in March, expect nights in Le Pradet to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Le Pradet

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE
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Le Sentier du Littoral ©
Le Sentier du Littoral
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

3
nights
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Visit Plage de Gigaro and Port Grimaud Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Cavaliere and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Croix-Valmer: Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Domaine Sainte Marie & Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou, head outdoors with Jet 007, stroll through La Mene, and hike along Sentier Botanique.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer sightseeing planner.

Getting from Le Pradet to La Croix-Valmer by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in La Croix-Valmer are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Menton.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Grimaud, Sentier Botanique
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Scuba & Snorkeling
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

4
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Menton

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera. La Madone d'Utelle and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs will appeal to history buffs. Explore Menton's surroundings by going to Saint Dalmas Le Selvage (in Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage), Nice Rafting (in Breil-sur-Roya) and La Recreation Champetre (in Drap). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palmes Beach, trek along Mala Beach Coastal Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Menton route builder .

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Menton takes 2 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in March, you will find days in Menton are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Menton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coaraze, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, La Madone d'Utelle, Nice Rafting, Mala Beach Coastal Path
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Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

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Cannes

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Step out of the city life by going to Lérins Islands and Massif du Tanneron. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Vieille Ville, Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), get outside with Academie de L'Air, and get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip maker site .

Drive from Menton to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Massif du Tanneron, Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 29th (Sun), stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gimer Church, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and finally wander the streets of Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally stroll through Mayronnes Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Cannes to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

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