France Itinerary 2013

Let the adventure begin!

Adventures in France: From Castles to Crepes” is a documentary travel film that takes the viewer on a whirlwind adventure around France as we scour the countryside for history, culture, food, & art. During this four week expedition, we guide the viewer around numerous monuments, castles, cathedrals, places of historic and cultural significance affording the widest possible vision of France.

The following is a list of the current day to day itinerary – there may be some changes along the way – but it should be pretty accurate with things timed and dated very carefully.


All places were previously visited during the 2009 expedition except:
* indicates new destination
** indicates visited (photographed but not filmed) in either 2000, 2002, 2004, or 2010.

The itinerary is coded as follows:
Castle-icon Castle church-iconCathedral roman-iconAncient prehistPrehistoriccultureArt-History-Culture-Food

Part I: Northern France

Day 1 Castle-icon Chateau de Chantilly
Day 2 Castle-icon Gross Tour Du Roi
Castle-icon Chateau du Compiegne
Day 3 Castle-icon Chateau de Pierrefonds
Day 4 church-icon Amiens Cathedral
Castle-icon Château de Gisors
Castle-icon Chateau Gaillard
Day 5 culture Monet’s Home & Garden
Castle-icon Château de La Roche-Guyon
Day 6 Castle-icon Château de Caen
culture Normandy Cemetery & Memorial*
culture Omaha Beach*
Day 7 Castle-iconchurch-icon Mont Saint Michel
Day 8 Castle-icon Château de Fougères**
Castle-icon Château de Comper*
prehist Forêt de Paimpont*

Part II: The Loire & Western Central France

Day 9
Castle-icon Chateau d’Angers
church-icon Fontevraud Abbey**
prehist Dolmen de Bagneux
Day 10
Castle-icon Château de Saumur
Castle-icon Château de Rochecotte
Day 11
Castle-icon Château de Langeais
Castle-icon Chateau de Azay-le-Rideau
Castle-icon Château de Villandry
Castle-icon Château de Pray
Day 12
Castle-icon Château d’Amboise*
Castle-icon Clos Lucé**
Castle-icon Château de Chenonceau
Day 13
church-icon Collegiale St-Pierre**
Castle-icon Château Baronnial**
Castle-icon Château d’Harcourt**
Castle-icon Château de Gouzon**
Day 14
prehist Gouffre de Padirac**
church-icon Notre-Dame de Rocamadour
Castle-icon Remparts de Rocamadour
Day 15
culture Roquefort-sur-Soulzon**
Castle-icon Château de Calmont d’Olt**

Part III: Southern France

Day 16
Castle-iconchurch-icon Cité de Carcassonne
Castle-icon Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
church-icon Church of Saint Mary Magdalene*
Castle-icon Rennes-le-Chateau Castle*
Castle-icon Magdala Tower*
Castle-icon Chateau de Peyrepertuse
Castle-icon Chateau de Queribus
Day 17
Castle-icon Palace of the Kings of Majorca
Castle-icon Fort de Salses
roman-icon Les Arenes
roman-icon Maison Carré
roman-icon The Tour Magne*
roman-icon Pont du Gard
Day 18
Castle-icon The Palace of the Popes
culture Saint Bénezet Bridge
roman-icon Arles Roman Theater
roman-icon Arles Amphitheater
roman-icon Thermae of Constantine*
roman-icon Arles Cryptoportico*
Day 19
Castle-icon Chateau d’If
culture Swimming in the Mediterranean*

Part IV: Eastern Central France

Day 20
church-icon Cathédrale St-Lazare
roman-icon Autun Theater**
roman-icon Temple of Janus**
roman-icon Porte St.-André**
roman-icon Porte d’Arroux**
Castle-iconculture Château de Pommard*
Day 21 Castle-icon Palais des Ducs**
Castle-icon Tour Philippe le Bon*
culture Boutique Maille*
culture Amora Museum*
culture Well of Moses**
church-icon La chouette at Notre Dame**
Day 22
Castle-icon Château de Etoges
culture Moët & Chandon*
culture Mercier*
church-icon Reims Cathedral**
Castle-icon Vaux-le-Vicomte
Day 23
church-icon Chartres Cathedral
Castle-icon Chateau de Malmaison
Return Car

Part V: Paris

Day 24-30 (No set order yet) Castle-icon Château de Versailles
Castle-icon Bastille Foundations
Castle-icon Chateau d’Vincennes**
Castle-iconculture The Louvre
culture Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
culture Les Invalides & Musée de l’Armée**
culture Les Catacombes*
culture Rodin Museum*
culture Musée d’Orsay
culture Musée de l’Orangerie*
culture Eiffel Tower
culture Arc de Triomphe
culture Moulin Rouge
church-icon Sacré-Coeur
church-icon Sainte-Chapelle*
church-icon Cathédrale Notre-Dame
Head Home!