10 days in France Itinerary

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Nice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

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Washington, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Giverny.
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Giverny — 1 night

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet and then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Giverny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Giverny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Traveling by car from Giverny to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bayeux sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.