10 days in France Itinerary

10 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 3 nights
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Bayeux
— 1 night
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Carcassonne
— 1 night
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Avignon
— 1 night
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Nice
— 3 nights

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Paris

Paris ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then let your taste buds guide you at Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carcassonne, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours

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Avignon

Avignon ©

City of Popes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon route planning app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Avignon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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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Nice

Nice ©

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 Azur Wine Tours and Vieille Ville. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip builder.

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

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Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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