GOVERNOR Chris Patten will leave on July 24 for a five-week break, his longest stretch outside Hong Kong to date, that will take him to Britain and France. Mr Patten and his family will spend four weeks in France after a week in London meeting ministers and Foreign Office officials. His spokesman, Mike Hanson, said the itinerary would be confirmed next week. The break will come after weeks of intensive lobbying by Mr Patten that resulted in the Legislative Council accepting his political package on June 30. ''They are going to France for a private visit. I don't know where in France. He must be left alone, he must have his holiday,'' Mr Hanson said. The Pattens will be joined by daughters Alice, 14, who is at Island School, and Laura, 19, and Kate, 21, who live in Britain.