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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Mont-Saint-Michel is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

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 March in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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 a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Old Town. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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.