15 days in France Itinerary

15 days in France Itinerary

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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 3 nights
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Toulouse, Fly to Bayeux
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London


Bonifacio, Corsica — 3 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio and Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Escalier du Roi d'Aragon and Grottes de Bonifacio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bonifacio: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Propriano) and Menhirs Paddaghhu (in Sartene). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage De Roccapina, look for gifts at KOCOTTE, steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, and stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone.

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London, UK to Bonifacio is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bonifacio. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bonifacio: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 3 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Step off the beaten path and head to Citadelle de Calvi and Les Calanche Cliffs. Get some historical perspective at Village abandonné d'Occi and Catedral St. Jean Baptiste. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calvi: Ile Rousse (Marche Couvert & Phare de la Pietra). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Catholique Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then explore the striking landscape at Les Grottes de Maxange. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then make a trip to Les Mysterieux Graffiti.

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Traveling by flight from Calvi to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. Traveling from Calvi in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pointe du Hoc and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omaha Beach and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Maisy Battery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Bayeux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September, you will find days in Bayeux are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 3 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palais Benedictine and Deauville Beach. Popular historic sites such as Notre Dame de Grace and Eglise St-Joseph are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat & Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.