10 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Hermanville War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Bayeux are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 3 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.
Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and visit Place de la Bastille.

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Getting from Bayeux to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Paris sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: St-Paul-de-Vence (Le Petit Vigneau Winery & Local History Museum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Nice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.