10 days in France Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Nice
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (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 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of 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 explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Palais Lascaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Le Petit Vigneau Winery, La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, &more). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 55°F and lows about 43°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
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