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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in December, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Strasbourg — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 16th (Fri), take a stroll through La Petite France, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cannes.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Cannes — 4 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Belanda Tower, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and visit Le Suquet.

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Fly from Strasbourg to Cannes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cannes: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.