10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) 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

1
night
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 16th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Beynac, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle trip tool.

You can fly from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Musee De L'ecole ©
Musee De L'ecole
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

1
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 18th (Tue): 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 delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre of Orange, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning website.

Drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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