10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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1
Paris
— 3 nights
2
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
— 1 night
3
Carcassonne
— 2 nights
4
Avignon
— 1 night
5
Nice
— 2 nights

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, Paris is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, steep yourself in history at Chateaux de Lastours, and then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne online tour planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateaux de Lastours
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours

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night
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, then contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel route planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Avignon, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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nights
Nice

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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