Take a new excursion every day of this 18-day Eastern France itinerary. You'll stroll the streets of Paris and sample your way down the Avenue of Champagne before riding in a VW Kombi through the vineyards. Follow it with Alsatian villages, cycling and cheese tasting in Lake Annecy, and three nights in the fabulous French Riviera.
France 18-Day Tours & Itineraries
If you have two and a half weeks to travel in France, your best bet is a road trip or tour that takes in many of the country’s top attractions. There’s no need to rush through Paris, either: with 18 days, you can spend several nights in the City of Light before moving on to the champagne houses and alpine lakes of eastern France. You could rent a car and road-trip through Bordeaux, Normandy, and the Loire Valley, or you could focus on the south of France, traveling independently along the Mediterranean coast after spending a few days in Spain. Find out more with the list of options below.
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Road Trip Through Western France: Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, & More - 18 Days
If spending eighteen days driving from France's capital down the western Atlantic Coast sounds like the perfect getaway, this itinerary is for you. Start in Paris for flaky croissants and strong espresso, then hit the road for the coast. Vacation like the French on the Normandy seaside as you explore medieval and WWII history, then continue to the Loire Valley to see resplendent châteaus. End in Bordeaux, where the wine and oysters are unparalleled.
There are countless reasons to head to western France with the family, but this itinerary gives 18 great ones. Spend the trip exploring museums in Paris, enjoying the beaches of southern Brittany, and browsing small farmers' markets along the coast. End your trip in Bordeaux and Basque, where you'll learn to make caneles and eat your weight in fresh fruit and olives.
This eighteen-day itinerary to the Mediterranean Coast and south of France covers it all: food, wine, history, and so much more. Feast on tapas in Barcelona and explore Dali's legacy in Catalan, then hop the border to visit hilltop castles and go wine tasting. Hiking in Europe's biggest gorge and a road trip along Napoleon's route to Grenoble round out this trip.
With eighteen full days in the country, you'll get to experience the full variety of French cultures on this honeymoon trip. Learn about Parisian history in the heart of the city, search through the Louvre for hidden treasures, and explore the storybook towns of the Loire Valley. Stroll through historic Lyon, France’s third-most populous city, before stopping by Aix en Provence for coffee and people watching on the plaza.