One Week in France: Our Recommendations

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Spending one week in France might seem just plain inadequate given the number of bucket-list destinations in the country. But there is a lot you can experience in that time if you make some smart choices. Combine a city or two with a region during your short trip. Give Paris a skip if you have already done it and go on a ski vacation in the French Alps, in Courchevel or Chamonix. Spend a few days exploring the vineyards of Loire Valley, or mingle with the jet set in Monaco and Cannes. Figure out for yourself all you can do during 7 days in France with our tours below.

7 days in France: Through Medieval Hill Tops

Castelnau de Montmiralone has stood between many conflicts.
Explore Castelnau de Montmiralone, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Day 1 Arrive at Cordes
Day 2 Travel to Vaour
Day 3 Climb up and explore lovely old Bruniquel village
Day 4 Visit one of France’s most beautiful villages, Bastide of Puycelci
Day 5 Enjoy views of Castelnau de Montmiral as you approach it via ridge
Day 6 Hike through the vineyards of Gaillac to the little town of Cahuzac-sur-Vere
Day 7 Depart Cordes after breakfast

Starting and ending in the medieval town of Cordes, this one-week itinerary in France has everything that hiking enthusiasts look forward to. After having explored Cordes’ market and ancient streets, you are off to Vaour. Enjoy splendid views across the Aveyron Gorge and see the hulking Bruniquel Chateau as you continue your journey to the lovely old Bruniquel village. Follow the marks of prehistoric man through the ancient forest of Gresigne and hike among the scenic vinyards of Gaillac to the final destination of this trip. See tour.

France in 7 days: The Way of St James

Valentre Bridge is one of the most recognized bridge in France.
Explore the majestic medieval Valentré Bridge upon your arrival to Cahors, France
Day 1 Arrive in Cahors, see the famous Valentré Bridge
Day 2 Hike through the sloping hill of Quercy Blanc to Lascabanes
Day 3 Continue to one of France’s most beautiful villages, Lauzerte
Day 4 Wander among lush forests and orchards on your way to Moissac
Day 5 Enjoy Lomagne’s surreal natural beauty, spend the night in Auvillar
Day 6 Discover the rich history of Miradoux
Day 7 End your journey above the hills of Lomagne in Lectoure

The quaint medieval villages, rolling hills and pastoral setting of southern France give a fairy tale vibe and act as your playground during this seven-day hiking trip. Take in the sweeping vistas of the Lot River and see the famous Valentré Bridge while in Cahors. Hike through the limestone plateaus of Quercy Blanc and visit the medieval village of Lauzerte. Spend a night in Moissac, formerly a major stop along the trail to Santiago de Compostela, and stand high above the hills of Lomagne in Lectoure, once the bastion of the Counts of Armagnac. See tour.

As you can see, one week in France comes with all the possibilities of a unique holiday. Inspired? Check out all our 7-day trips in France. But if you’d like to create your own France trip, connect with our Travel Experts in France. For more ideas on possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in France.

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