42 days in France Itinerary

42 days in France Itinerary

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42 days in France Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Rouen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Aix-en-Provence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint-Tropez
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nice
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Carcassonne Center
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h
8
Paris
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

4
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll get in some beach time at La Plage and Spiaggia Baignade Yport. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Fondation Claude Monet. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp), Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, get to know the fascinating history of Rue du Gros-Horloge, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Harcourt, and head outdoors with L'Eure de l'Ulm.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary app .

Lucknow, India to Rouen is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Lucknow in November, you will find days in Rouen are much colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plage-Baignade Yport, Chateau d'Harcourt, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut
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La Plage ©
La Plage
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Get a sense of the local culture at American Cemetery & Memorial and Domaine Dupont. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Juno Beach (in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer), Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne) and Baie d'Ecalgrain (in Auderville). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, get engrossed in the history at Juno Beach Centre, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cap Levi.

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

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Deauville Beach, Juno Beach, Juno Beach Centre, Dunes d'Hattainville, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
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. Escape the urban bustle at Pointe D'Agon and Plage, Agon-Coutainville. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal), Brittany American Cemetery (in Saint James) and Abbaye de Hambye (in Hambye). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Beach of Genets, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Coutances, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by train takes about 3.5 hours. November in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coutances, Agon-Coutainville, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Abbaye de Hambye
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Visit La Calanque de Figuerolles and Plage de la Grande Mer for some beach relaxation. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille), Calanques (in Cassis) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Mercantour National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Camargue Nature Park, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and examine the collection at Granet Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence vacation planner .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Aix-en-Provence by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cassis, Mercantour National Park, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

5
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de Pampelonne. Visiting Plage de Cavaliere and Sentier Jean Francois Jube will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Domaine CROIX ROUSSE (in Puget-Ville), Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, and tour the water at your own pace with La Pouncho Saint-Tropez.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip site .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in December since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage de Sylvabelle, Pointe des Sardinaux, Port Grimaud Beach
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Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lérins Islands and La Croisette. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker app .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in December, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Paloma Beach, Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, Eglise, Haut de Cagnes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

4
nights
Carcassonne Center

Carcassonne Center ©
Carcassonne Medieval City and Chateau Comtal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Perdu and Grotte de Niaux. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent's Church, steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de la Cavayere.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip itinerary site .

Drive from Nice to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in December, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Grotte de Niaux, Mount Perdu
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

7
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 Le Marais and Palace of Versailles. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Paris by combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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